Brazil has twelve of the most punctual airports in the world, according to an annual study by OAG, a UK consultancy. Brazilian terminals ranked among the highlights of the report by appearing in the top 20 of several categories (defined according to annual passenger capacity).
Among the smallest airports – those offering 2.5 million to 5 million seats in flights per year – three Brazilian terminals were among the top 20: Curitiba (4th place), Fortaleza (8th) and Salvador (13th).
The ranking for medium-sized terminals (5 to 10 million flight seats per year) is where Brazil achieved the best result, with six airports among the nine most punctual on the planet. The list includes the terminals of Viracopos (3rd), Recife (4th), Santos Dumont (5th), Belo Horizonte (6th), Galeão (8th) and Porto Alegre (9th).
As for large airports (10 to 20 million flight seats per year), Brazil is represented by two terminals – Brasília (3rd) and Congonhas (6th). In the 20 to 30 million annual seat category, the Guarulhos terminal in São Paulo, Brazil’s only at that level, ranked 10th in the list, consolidating its position as the only South America airport of this size in the top 20 of its category.