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Horizon, Alaska again top on-time charts

Post by John Gillie / The News Tribune on Aug. 6, 2012 at 12:07 pm |
August 6, 2012 12:30 pm

SeaTac’s Alaska Airlines and its regional sister airline, Horizon Air, again topped the on-time arrival charts in July.

Horizon was the most punctual of all North American air carriers last month with 92.71 percent of its flights arriving on time. That’s nearly four percentage points above the second-place finisher, Hawaiian Airlines. Hawaiian flights were 88.79 percent on time in July.

Alaska was the best among major airlines with 88 percent of its flights arriving on time last month. The second-place major airline, US Airways, was nearly five and a half percentage points worse with a record of 82.52 percent of its flights arriving on time.

Worst among the U.S.-based major was United with just 65.75 percent of its flights on time last month, according to FlightStats.com.

Among North American airports, Sea-Tac’s on-time departure record, 85.5 percent, ranked it third among major airports. Portland topped the list with 87.12 percent of its flights leaving on time, and Salt Lake City was second with 87.07 percent of its flights departing on time.

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