U.S. Airlines Improve Their On-Time Performance

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    2007 at McCarran International Airport, Boeing 737 of Southwest Airlines at McCarran International Airport, Files from BriYYZ Flickr stream During the first six months of 2014, flight delays were the highest since 2008 and cancellations were the highest since 2000. The U.S. Department of Transportation said Wednesday that among 14 of the largest airlines, 75.6 percent of flights arrived on time in July, up from 73.1 percent in July 2013 and from June 2014’s 71.8 percent rate. The airlines covered by the report canceled 1.6 percent of their trips, down from 1.7 percent a year earlier and 2 percent in June. The best airlines for arriving on time were: Hawaiian, Delta and Alaska, all above 84 percent. The worst airlines for arriving on time were: JetBlue Airways and Southwest Airlines, with nearly one in three flights arriving late. A spokesman for JetBlue said the airline was making better use of spare planes and adjusting staffing in its operations center to handle delays during summer thunderstorms. He said the airline’s August numbers, not yet released by the government, were better. Southwest had a pattern of consistently late arrivals on most of their routes. According to the DOT, Southwest ran late more [...] The post U.S. Airlines Improve Their On-Time Performance appeared first on Fly2Travel.

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