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Hawaiian Airlines and Alaska Airlines again topped the list of the most punctual U.S. airlines for full-year 2014, according to data released today by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Delta’s on-time performance was the best of all the major carriers at 83.7 percent. This is an accomplishment for the airline, which landed at the bottom of the list for years.

In total, U.S. airlines arrived on-time approximately three-fourths, or 76 percent, of the time.

This is step back for the industry, which reached an on-time record of 78.3 percent in 2013. This is the second year in a row that on-time performance has decreased year-over-year.

The only airline from around the world that bests Hawaiian on punctuality is airBaltic, with an average on-time performance of 94.9 percent compared to Hawaiian’s on-time performance of 92.3 percent, according to aviation data service OAG.

The OAG report calculates Hawaiian’s on-time percentage slightly higher than that of the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, which reports it as 91.9 percent for 2014.

The following chart lists the on-time arrival performance for 12 U.S. airlines:

Carrier On-Time Arrival Pct.
1 Hawaiian 91.89
2 Alaska 86.16
3 Delta 83.71
4 Virgin America 81.48
5 Combined American-US Airways 77.92
US Airways 80.69
American 75.79
6 SkyWest 76.35
7 United 75.99
8 JetBlue 75.43
9 Frontier 74.07
10 Combined Southwest-AirTran 73.51
AirTran 80.89
Southwest 73.01
11 ExpressJet 70.75
12 Envoy 68.79
All Airlines 76.25
Photo Credit: Alaska flight 490 from Seattle landing in San Diego. JerandSar Gimbel / Flickr