Table 1-66: Flight Operations Arriving On Time by the Largest U.S. Air Carriers

Table 1-66: Flight Operations Arriving On Time by the Largest U.S. Air Carriers

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  1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
On-time flight operations (percent) 79.4 82.5 82.3 81.6 81.5 78.6 74.5 77.7 77.2 76.1 72.6 77.4 82.1 82.0 78.1 77.4 75.4 73.4 76.0 79.5 79.8

a Data include nonstop scheduled service between points within the United States (including territories) by U.S. air carriers with at least 1% of the total domestic scheduled service passenger revenues and those carriers that report voluntarily. In 2010, the air carriers were Airtran, Alaska, American, American Eagle, Atlantic Southeast, Comair, Continental, Delta, ExpressJet, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Mesa, Pinnacle, Skywest, Southwest, United, and US Airways.

NOTES

A flight is considered on time if it arrived less than 15 minutes after the scheduled time shown in the carriers' Computerized Reservations Systems. Canceled and diverted operations are counted as late.

Since merging with Delta, data for Northwest Airlines are included under Delta as of January 2010.

SOURCE

U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings, Aviation Consumer Protection Division, Air Travel Consumer Report (Washington, DC: Annual February Issues), table 1a, available at http://airconsumer.ost.dot.gov/reports/index.htm as of Mar. 14, 2011.