US airlines have had a hard time ensuring on-time departures and arrivals in 2013. About 80.3 percent of flights, 3.6 percentage points lower than last year, operated by US carriers arrived on time in January and February, according to the latest data released by the US Department of Transportation (DOT). On-time performance during the same period last year was 84.9 percent.
About 2.4 percent of flights were canceled in February compared to the cancellation rate of 1 percent in February 2012.
Hawaiian Airlines had the best on-time performance in February at 91.8 percent while Alaska Airlines was at second place with 90.6 percent and Virgin America was at third place with 88.5 percent on-time performance.
Among the largest five carriers, Delta had the best on-time performance record of 86.2 percent.