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Hawaiian tops on-time ratings; Delta best of big 4 carriers

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

1. Hawaiian Airlines, 92.6 per cent

2. Alaska Airlines, 87.8 per cent

3. SkyWest, 81.5 per cent

4. Delta Air Lines, 79.9 per cent

5. Southwest Airlines, 79.8 per cent

6. United Airlines, 77.5 per cent

7. Virgin America, 73.9 per cent

8. ExpressJet, 73.7 per cent

9. JetBlue Airways, 73.0 per cent

10. American Airlines, 71.9 per cent

11. Spirit Airlines, 71.8 per cent

12. Frontier Airlines, 65.9 per cent

Total for all reporting airlines: 77.6 per cent

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Source: U.S. Department of Transportation

The report does not cover smaller airlines including Allegiant Air and some regional carriers.