September 4, 2008 |
Delta Air Lines' regional subsidiary Comair had the worst on-time performance in July among airlines surveyed by the Transportation Department. Carriers recorded an overall on-time arrival rate of 75.7% in July, higher than July 2007's 69.8% and June 2008's 70.8%. The carriers canceled 1.7% of their scheduled domestic flights in July, lower than the 2.1% cancellation rate of July 2007 and the 1.8% rate posted in June.
August 6, 2008 |
The Transportation Department said U.S. airlines were on time more often in June compared to a year earlier, and customers filed fewer complaints about baggage. The department's Bureau of Transportation Statistics said that 1.8% of domestic commercial flights were canceled in June, down from 2.7% in June 2007 but higher than the 1% cancellation rate in May 2008. The 19 carriers reporting on-time performance recorded an overall on-time arrival rate of 70.8% in June, higher than June 2007's 68.1% but down from May 2008's 79%. AMR Corp.
April 11, 2013 |
The nation's airlines reported more delayed flights and a higher rate of mishandled luggage in February while complaints by passengers jumped nearly 30%. Meanwhile, complaints against airport security agents dropped slightly. Airlines reported an on-time arrival rate of 79.6% in February, compared with an 86.2% rate in the same month in 2012, according to statistics released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The rate of delayed or mishandled bags grew to three bags for every 1,000 passengers in February from a rate of 2.64 bags in the same month last year, according to the federal agency.
March 10, 2010
O.C. Register parent to reorganize A federal bankruptcy judge in Delaware has approved the Chapter 11 reorganization plan of Freedom Communications Inc., the Irvine-based owner of the Orange County Register and other media properties. Under the plan, Freedom's secured lenders, including JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Bank of New York Mellon Corp., would assume ownership of the company in return for cutting the debt owed to them by nearly 60%, to $325 million. Unsecured creditors who challenged an initial proposal giving them only about $5 million stand to recover far more than that under the revised plan.
September 3, 2004 |
Major airlines were behind schedule more often from January through July this year than they were in the same period last year. The Transportation Department said the on-time arrival rate dropped to 78% from 82% a year earlier. "On time" is defined as within 15 minutes of schedule. The Federal Aviation Administration aims for an 82% on-time rate throughout the commercial aviation system.