Hawaiian, Delta lead on-time rankings, Virgin America last

By The Associated PressMarketsAssociated Press

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

1. Hawaiian Airlines, 89.5 percent

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2. Delta Air Lines 89.4 percent

3. Spirit Airlines, 87.1 percent

4. Alaska Airlines, 86.0 percent

5. United Airlines, 86.0 percent

6. American Airlines, 85.1 percent

7. Southwest Airlines, 84.6 percent

8. Frontier Airlines, 82.1 percent

9. SkyWest Airlines, 81.7 percent

10. ExpressJet, 80.6 percent

11. JetBlue Airways, 79.6 percent

12. Virgin America, 73.3 percent

Total for all covered airlines: 84.8 percent


Source: U.S. Department of Transportation

The report does not cover smaller airlines including Allegiant Air and some regional carriers.