Monday, December 26, 2011

FlightStats Announces Winners in the Second Annual Airline On-time Performance Service Awards

FlightStats Announces Winners in the Second Annual Airline On-time Performance Service Awards

JAL, Alaska Airlines, SAS, Hawaiian Airlines, Binter Canarias, and J-Air demonstrate leadership in on-time airline performance for 2010

Portland, OR (PRWEB) January 24, 2011

FlightStats, a leading flight tracking and airport information service provided by Conducive Technology Corp., today announced the airlines that are winners in the FlightStats 2010 On-time Performance Service (OPS) Awards. The OPS awards recognize airlines around the world that deliver the highest percentage of flights to their arrival gates within 15 minutes of the scheduled arrival time.

“Every year, the FlightStats OPS Awards answers the question of which airlines are the best at getting passengers to their destinations on time. We are once again very proud to single out those airlines that consistently offer the very best service to air travelers around the world,” said Jeff Kennedy, Conducive Technology Corp’s CEO.

To determine the winners, FlightStats analyzed 2010 flight arrival performance data collected from a global network of sources including civil aviation authorities, airlines, airports, and major airline reservation systems. Finalists in seven categories were announced January 13. For more details on categories and on the analysis, go to http://opsawards. flightstats. com

“Because FlightStats collects more global flight data than anyone else, we feel it’s our responsibility to expand the scope of the OPS Awards to reflect the growth of our international audience. This year we added two new categories: Arrival Performance among Regional European Airlines and Arrival Performance among Regional Asian Airlines. We appreciate that travelers and airlines around the world look to FlightStats for objective, timely and accurate flight information.” Mr. Kennedy added. Conducive Technology has been tracking airline on-time performance since 2004.

Awards were presented for 2010 operational excellence in the following categories:

Arrival Performance among Major International Airlines Winner: Japan Airlines International (JAL)

  • JAL achieved a 2010 on-time performance record of 89.90%. For the category, the average on-time performance was 77.75% during this same period. This is the second year in a row JAL has won in this category which includes airlines that fly a significant number of trans-oceanic or international flights spanning at least three continents with at least 30,000 flights operated annually

Arrival Performance among Major North American Airlines Winner: Alaska Airlines

  • Alaska Airlines achieved a 2010 on-time performance record of 87.36%. The average on-time performance was 79.18% for this category which includes airlines based in North America and operating at least 30,000 annual scheduled flights within North America.

Arrival Performance among Major European Airlines Winner: Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS)

  • SAS achieved a 2010 on-time performance record of 86.47%. The average on-time performance was 73.78% for this category which includes airlines based in Europe and operating at least 30,000 annual scheduled flights within Europe.

Arrival Performance among Major Asian Airlines Airlines Winner: Japan Airlines International (JAL)

  • JAL achieved a 2010 on-time performance record of 89.90%. The average on-time performance was 75.47% in this category which includes airlines based in Asia and operating at least 30,000 annual scheduled flights within Asia.

Arrival Performance among Regional North American Airlines Winner: Hawaiian Airlines

  • Hawaiian Airlines achieved a 2010 on-time performance record of 92.01%. The average on-time performance in 2010 was 79.48% for this category which is comprised of airlines based in North America with service concentrated in certain regions, states and provinces in North America and operating at least 20,000 scheduled flights annually. This is the second year in a row Hawaiian Airlines has won in this category.

Arrival Performance among Regional European Airlines Winner: Binter Canarias

  • Binter Canarias achieved a 2010 on-time performance record of 90.64%. The average on-time performance was 80.97% for this category which is comprised of airlines based in Europe with service concentrated in Europe and operating at least 20,000 scheduled flights annually.

Arrival Performance among Regional Asian Airlines Winner: J-Air

  • J-Air achieved a 2010 on-time performance record of 93.32%. The average on-time performance was 81.84% for this category which is comprised of airlines based in Asia with service concentrated in Asia and operating at least 20,000 scheduled flights annually.

Additional Selection Criteria:

  • Airline performance was determined based on on-time arrivals (arrived at the gate within 15 minutes of the published scheduled arrival).
  • Awards are based solely on performance results for flights operated by the airlines (no codeshares or regional subsidiary flights were considered).
  • Performance was assessed only for airlines where FlightStats could accurately determine the outcome of at least 50% of the airline’s flights.
  • Only scheduled passenger flights were included in the analysis (no charter, unscheduled or cargo flights were considered).
  • For the North American, European and Asian regional awards, only flights departing and arriving within the corresponding regions were included in the analysis.
  • For global airline and major airline awards, all flights operated by the airlines were evaluated.

FlightStats congratulates the 2010 On-time Performance Service Award winners and applauds their commitment to operational excellence.

To learn more about the OPS awards go to http://opsawards. flightstats. com

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Good News for Boomer Social Network: TeeBeeDee Continues Record Growth

Good News for Boomer Social Network: TeeBeeDee Continues Record Growth

Online Boomer Social Network TeeBeeDee has continued growing month after month and reaches 100K members before the end of the year.

San Francisco, Calif. (PRWEB) December 23, 2008

TeeBeeDee (www. tbd. com), a social network for adults 40+ who believe life is still to be determined, offers insights and advice directly from TeeBeeDee members. As consumers tighten belt buckles, Boomers looking for free entertainment are flocking to established social networks like TeeBeeDee. Since the spring, the company has seen continued 20% growth month after month. And in December, the company reached an important milestone: 100,000 members.

In a recent discussion, Boomers shared what TBD means to them (http://www. tbd. com/group/50/discussion/909325/show) -- and the answers ranged from serious to hilarious:

"TBD has given me the opportunity to realize that there are a lot of people like me who struggle every day with issues big and small. It brings out the compassion in me, makes me humble when I should be, and lifts me up when I need it. I lost what friends I had in my divorce, so the chance to interact with my own peer group, however superficial, means a lot to me. I have found people here who I wish I could chat with over coffee, or go out and have a drink or two. It's been a long time since I felt that way..."

"TBD is the 'friend store'. You go in and shop around... play with all the friends... pick out some special ones you like the best... you don't even have to go through the checkout line."

"A wonderful place to just be me. And the freedom to say what I feel and think with adults my age and not teenagers or kids."

"I've been blown away by the range of topics here, and the eloquence and dare I say 'authenticity' and heartfelt writing. TBD has exceeded my expectations."

"Mostly I like the fact that if something comes up in my life TBD is a great place to get that 3rd opinion. So in all TBD has been a positive place for me... I'm so glad I found you TBD"

"TBD to me is Facebook without all the incredibly annoying applications, and the equally annoying teenagers."

Although TeeBeeDee now has more traffic than any other boomer-specific network (according to QuantCast), founder Robin Wolaner points to a larger trend: "We know Facebook is growing in this demographic too. It makes sense that in a time of economic stress, people gravitate to the free entertainment and support provided by social networks." She adds, "Of course, we love hearing from our members on why they prefer TBD: 'Even though Facebook is more "adult" than MySpace, I still feel rather like an old fossil there. Sure, diversity is nice, but sometimes I'd rather talk to people from my own general age group... and yet, I'm not quite AARP age.'"

TeeBeeDee is a leading destination for the Boomer generation, typically described as adults between 44 and 64 years old. Boomers represent over 77 million people in the U. S. and are one of the fastest growing segments online. Boomers are embracing social networks like TeeBeeDee in greater numbers because they can meet new friends and learn from people with similar life experiences. At TeeBeeDee, Boomers come together to share and discuss their passions across a wide variety of topics, such as pets, cooking, travel, family, and genealogy. It is also the place where Boomers ask questions and receive advice on careers, finance, family, health, relationships, sex over 40, friendships, and much more.

About TeeBeeDee
TeeBeeDee is a social network for people 40+ who know that life is still To Be Determined. TeeBeeDee is the place where people who have lived a little meet to re-invigorate their lives with new friendships and make the most of life's "second half." TeeBeeDee's social networking platform includes groups, discussions, private messaging, Q&A, profiles, quizzes, polls, alerts, tags, photos, and original editorial content. At TeeBeeDee, Boomers come together to share and discuss their passions across a wide variety of interests such as pets, cooking, travel, family, and genealogy. It is also the place where Boomers ask questions and receive advice on topics as varied as careers, finance, family, health, relationships, sex over 40, and much more. For more information visit http://www. tbd. com (http://www. tbd. com).

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