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Airline delays and cancellations rise after fire; Hawaiian tops US on-time rankings

Here are the government’s rankings of the leading airlines and their on-time performance for September. Some airlines, including Spirit and Allegiant, are not included because they operate fewer flights. The federal government counts a flight as on-time if it arrives within 14 minutes of schedule.

1. Hawaiian Airlines, 90.8 per cent

2. Alaska Airlines, 87.2 per cent

3. JetBlue Airways, 86.1 per cent

4. AirTran Airways, 86.0 per cent

5. Delta Air Lines, 85.7 per cent

6. US Airways, 84.9 per cent

7. Virgin America, 84.1 per cent

8. American Airlines, 81.1 per cent

9. SkyWest, 81.1 per cent

10. Frontier Airlines, 80.9 per cent

11. United Airlines, 80.7 per cent

12. Southwest Airlines, 80.1 per cent

13. ExpressJet, 74.4 per cent

14. Envoy Air, 73.2 per cent

Total for all reporting airlines: 81.1 per cent

— Southwest and AirTran are owned by Southwest Airlines Co.

— American, US Airways and Envoy are owned by American Airlines Group Inc. Envoy was formerly American Eagle.

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation

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The report can be found at: http://1.usa.gov/1GupZVt