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Table 1-60: Flight Operations Arriving On Time by the Largest U.S. Air Carriersa

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Table 1-60: Flight Operations Arriving On Time by the Largest U.S. Air Carriersa

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  1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
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%

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 other carriers that report voluntarily. In 2003 the air carriers were Alaska, America West, American, American Eagle, Continental, Delta, Northwest, Southwest, United, US Airways, Airtran, ATA (formerly American Trans Air), Atlantic Coast, Atlantic Southeast, ExpressJet, JetBlue (voluntarily), and Skywest. Reporting by Hawaiian Airlines (voluntary) became effective November 2003.


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.


U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary, Air Travel Consumer Report (Washington, DC: Annual February issues), table 1a, 12-month column.