US says latest figures show airlines flying on time more often, less likely to cancel flights

Associated Press

Airlines are doing a better job lately of arriving on time and canceling fewer flights.

That's according to government figures released Thursday.

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The U.S. Department of Transportation says 81.8 percent of flights on the nation's leading airlines arrived on time in April. That's up from 78.7 percent in March and 79.6 percent in on-time rate in April 2014.

Hawaiian, Alaska and Delta are most likely to arrive on time. Low-fare carriers Frontier and Spirit are the ones most likely to be late.

Airlines canceled 0.9 percent of flights, down from 2.2 percent in March and 1.1 percent the previous April.