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 percent
  2. Hawaiian Airlines, 82.2 percent
  3. Delta Air Lines, 78.0 percent
  4. Southwest Airlines, 77.5 percent
  5. Virgin America, 76.1 percent
  6. SkyWest, 74.0 percent
  7. United Airlines, 73.6 percent
  8. American Airlines, 73.4 percent
  9. US Airways, 72.7 percent
  10. ExpressJet, 69.7 percent
  11. Spirit Airlines, 64.9 percent
  12. JetBlue Airways, 59.8 percent
  13. Frontier Airlines, 58.8 percent
  14. Envoy Air, 53.3 percent

Total for all reporting airlines: 72.8 percent

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation

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

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