Delta beats American Airlines, Southwest in flight punctuality

Published on : Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Delta Airlines flightTwo major airlines of North Texas had been ranked in the middle of the pack for their punctual flight timings, as per the recent ratings released today.


Forth Worth-based American Airlines Group Inc. and Dallas-based Southwest Airlines had both received three stars out of five in the On-time Performance Star Ratings published by aviation data company OAG.


American Airlines flight were on-time about 78.7% of the time.


And the flights of Southwest were on time almost 78.5% of the time, according to the latest ratings that are measured on a 12-month period and awarded twice a year in April and October.


Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines had 82.8% of its flights on time and it was the only legacy carrier to achieve four stars.


Among the airlines of North America Delta trailed only Hawaiian Airlines. The only U.S. carrier to achieve all 5 stars. United Airlines that is a Chicago-based air carrier had scored three stars with 78.5% of flights absolutely on time. Another report released yesterday had placed American Airlines on a series of flights with the longest tarmac delays.


American Airlines flight 805 from Cancun, Mexico to Philadelphia was delayed on 18th August about four hours and two minutes on the tarmac in Norfolk after it was diverted as per the U.S. Department of Transportation October 2017 Air Travel Consumer Report on air carrier data compiled for the month of August 2017.


The transportation department also reported that for the initial six months of this year the 12 U.S. carriers that report involuntary boardings or ‘bumpings’ had posted a bumping rate of 0.52% per 10,000 passengers.


That is actually the lowest January through June rate based on historical data going back to 1995.


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