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Hawaiian tops on-time rankings

November 09, 2012|By Chris Erskine
  • A Hawaiian flight lands at LAX during last month's move of shuttle Endeavour.
A Hawaiian flight lands at LAX during last month's move of shuttle… (Associated Press )

Hawaiian Airlines, with a history of strong on-time performance due in part to operating in weather-friendly routes,  topped other domestic airlines in on-time arrival percentages through September of this year, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics announced this week.  The airline had a 93% on-time arrival rate, meaning 98% of its flights arrived within 15 minutes of their scheduled times.  Alaska was second with a 88% rate, and AirTran was third at 87%. The average for all airlines was 82%.

Airline on-time arrival percentages, through September of this year:

Hawaiian (93), Alaska (88), AirTran (87), Delta (86), US Airways (86) Mesa (85), Southwest (84), Virgin America (84), SkyWest, (82), American Eagle (82), JetBlue (80), Frontier (79), American (78), ExpressJet (77), United (76).

Meanwhile, a look at United and American ontime rates reflect AA’s labor struggles in September and United’s rebound after a tough summer.  Here is how the two airlines compared for the year:

American

United

January  

83.63

82.18

February 

86.06

83.66

March    

79.92

77.43

April    

81.37

81.58

May      

80.29

77.83

June     

79.81

70.11

July     

76.42

64.12

August   

74.69

72.24

September

57.98

82.00

Jan-Sept

77.86

76.49

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