What a surprise it was to see that Hawaiian Airlines has the second-best record for punctuality in 2014. Not just for American-owned airlines, but for the world.

I used to fly Hawaiian Airlines to get to and from work each weekday when I lived in Pahoa on the Big Island of Hawaii and my office was on Oahu. We were usually on time, unless a certain pilot – and it was always the same one – decided to request clearance to fly us over the tops of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa to look at the snow.

According to this data provided by statistia, 95% of Air Baltic’s flights (Latvia’s national carrier) arrived within 15 minutes of their planned arrival time. Next was Hawaiian Airlines, posting an impressive 93.3% performance statistic.

Chart by Statistia.

Chart by Statistia.

Locals and kama’aina will joke about being on “Hawaiian Time,” but this is one instance where the exact opposite is something to crow about.

So sayeth the StickMonkey.

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