Hawaiian, Delta and Alaska named most punctual airlines

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A Hawaiian Airlines Airbus A330-200 takes off at San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, California, February 16, 2015. (REUTERS/Louis Nastro)

Hawaiian Airlines (HA), Delta Air Lines (DAL) and Alaska Airlines (ALK) were ranked as the carriers with the best on-time rates in the business.

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Here are the government's rankings of the leading U.S. airlines and their on-time performance for May. The federal government counts a flight as on time if it arrives no more than 14 minutes behind schedule.

  1. Hawaiian Airlines, 89.7%
  2. Delta Air Lines, 82.8%
  3. Alaska Airlines, 82.6%
  4. SkyWest Airlines (SKWY), 82.4%
  5. United Airlines (UAL), 82.3%
  6. American Airlines (AAL), 80.1%
  7. Southwest Airlines (LUV), 77.3%
  8. ExpressJet, 76.8%
  9. Frontier Airlines, 76.7%
  10. Spirit Airlines (SAVE), 69.0%
  11. JetBlue Airways (JBLU), 67.2%
  12. Virgin America (VA), 58.7%

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As a whole, the industry recorded an on-time rate of 79.1% in May.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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