If you’re concerned about flight delays, be glad you aren’t flying Air India. The Indian flag carrier has reported an official 33% on-time rate for the past six months, a showing that is all the more pathetic as some observers actually think it’s worse. Subsidiary Air India Express boasts a 12% on-time rate. Competitors report better numbers, but that’s because some of them call a flight "on-time" if it’s delayed an hour or less.
Air traffic in India grew 35% (35%!) last year.