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Alaska Airlines posts best on-time rating from government; American's Envoy affiliate is last

Here are the government’s rankings of the leading airlines and their on-time performance for February. The federal government counts a flight as on time if it arrives within 14 minutes of schedule.

1. Alaska Airlines, 85.1 per cent

2. Hawaiian Airlines, 82.2 per cent

3. Delta Air Lines, 78.0 per cent

4. Southwest Airlines, 77.5 per cent

5. Virgin America, 76.1 per cent

6. SkyWest, 74.0 per cent

7. United Airlines, 73.6 per cent

8. American Airlines, 73.4 per cent

9. US Airways, 72.7 per cent

10. ExpressJet, 69.7 per cent

11. Spirit Airlines, 64.9 per cent

12. JetBlue Airways, 59.8 per cent

13. Frontier Airlines, 58.8 per cent

14. Envoy Air, 53.3 per cent

Total for all reporting airlines: 72.8 per cent

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation

The department also reported American and US Airways together as 73.1 per cent. Both airlines and Envoy Air are owned by American Airlines Group Inc.