As it did in January, Delta Air Lines in February held the top spot among North American carriers in on-time performance, according to Cirium’s monthly report. Delta flights arrived on time 86.6 percent of the time, followed by Alaska Airlines, at 83.3 percent.
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Delta ranked sixth among mainline global carriers. United Airlines landed 10th on the global list, at 82 percent. The February report also showed a nearly 50 percent year-over-year increase in the number of flights completed.
Cirium for North America reviewed carriers that are in the top 20 percent in terms of flight frequency, total seats and available seat kilometers. A flight is considered on time if the aircraft arrives at the gate within 15 minutes of the scheduled arrival time.