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BTS Outline of Statistical Highlights and Visuals - C-SPAN Washington Journal: U.S. Air Travel On-Time Performance

BTS Outline of Statistical Highlights and Visuals - C-SPAN Washington Journal: U.S. Air Travel On-Time Performance

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  • February, with 86.2 percent of flights arriving on time, had highest on­ time performance for any February and sixth highest for any month in 18 years with comparable  records.
  • February cancellation rate of 1.0 percent was the lowest for any February.
  • No tarmac times of more than 3 hours in February, fifth month in last 13 with no lengthy domestic tarmac times.
  • Weather is a major factor in airline performance- almost 40 percent of delays are due to weather
  • Airline fuel costs continued to rise in February- at $2.98/gal up 7.6 percent from February 2011