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Delta and Alaska rank best for on-time arrivals, Spirit ranks at the bottom


Here are the government's rankings of the leading 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. Delta Air Lines, 85.5 percent

2. Alaska Airlines, 82.9 percent

3. Hawaiian Airlines, 81.5 percent

4. ExpressJet, 80.8 percent

5. Virgin America, 80.6 percent

6. American and US Airways, 80.6 percent

7. Envoy Air, 80.5 percent

8. SkyWest Airlines, 79.8 percent

9. Southwest Airlines, 79.5 percent

10. United Airlines, 78.8 percent

11. Frontier Airlines, 77.1 percent

12. JetBlue Airways, 74.0 percent

13. Spirit Airlines, 63.7 percent

Total for all reporting airlines: 80.3 percent

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation

American Airlines and US Airways were previously reported separately. Both airlines and Envoy Air are owned by American Airlines Group Inc. The report does not cover smaller airlines including Allegiant Air and many regional carriers.

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