American Airlines' on-time rate is industry's worst in October
BY D.R. STEWART World Staff Writer
Thursday, December 13, 2012
12/13/12 at 4:19 AM
American Airlines' on-time arrival rate was dead last among the nation's 15 largest airlines in October, federal officials said.
Bankrupt American, which operates 16 flights a day and employs 7,000 people at Tulsa International Airport, reported an on-time rate of 67.65 percent, the Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics said.
The top three carrier for on-time arrivals in October were Hawaiian Airlines, 94.8 percent; Alaska Airlines, 86.8 percent; and AirTran Airways, 85.9 percent.
American Eagle, American's regional airline affiliate, posted an on-time arrival rate of 81.24 percent in October, which placed it ninth among 15 carriers.
The industry average on-time arrival rate in October was 80.2 percent, the BTS said.
For the first 10 months of this year, Hawaiian placed first with an on-time arrival rate of 93.3 percent; Alaska was second with 87.9 percent; and AirTran was third with 87.2 percent.
American Eagle ranked 10th in the 10-month period with an on-time arrival rate of 81.8 percent, while American finished 13th with an on-time arrival rate of 76.8 percent.
The industry average on-time arrival rate in the first 10 months was 81.99 percent, the agency said.
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