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Airlines' on-time arrival rate improves

By The Associated Press
Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 12:01 a.m.
 

Airlines are doing a better job of arriving on time, although more than one in five flights still runs late.

The U.S. Transportation Department said Tuesday that the nation's biggest airlines achieved an on-time arrival rating of 79.6 percent in April, up from 77.6 percent in March and 77.3 percent in April 2013.

The most punctual airlines were Hawaiian, Alaska and Virgin America. The most likely to be late were ExpressJet, Southwest Airlines and Envoy, which used to be called American Eagle.

The government said canceled flights were down — 1.1 percent of domestic flights, compared with 1.8 percent in April 2013. And no domestic flights were stuck on the ground for more than three hours.

 

 
 


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