Articles tagged “On-time performance”

Spirit Airlines Wins Best On-Time Performance for Once

Spirit Airlines Wins Best On-Time Performance for Once

Justin Bachman and Julie Johnsson, Bloomberg

Spirit Airlines finds itself in an unusual position by winning best on-time performance for October. The carrier has a slightly more modest goal for the longer term — it wants to be in fourth to sixth place consistently — but even that is an improvement compared to a few years ago.

1 month ago

U.S. Regional Airlines Are Doing Just Fine for On-Time Performance

U.S. Regional Airlines Are Doing Just Fine for On-Time Performance

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

This is a surprise. Conventional wisdom suggests regional airlines should show worse on-time numbers than major carriers. The regionals are usually the first to delay or cancel flights during bad weather, often at the request of their major carrier partners.

4 months ago

U.S. Airlines Cancelled Fewer Flights Than Usual in November

U.S. Airlines Cancelled Fewer Flights Than Usual in November

Brian Sumers, Skift

Maybe airline service isn't as strong as most customers would like. But there's no mistaking the data. Operationally, many U.S. airlines are stronger than ever. That's good news for passengers who want to get to their destination on time.

1 year ago

JetBlue Heading Toward Worst Year of On-Time Performance Since 2007 Fiasco

JetBlue Heading Toward Worst Year of On-Time Performance Since 2007 Fiasco

Mary Schlangenstein , Bloomberg

JetBlue doesn't fly the clear-blue skies of Hawaii but hunkers down in the snowy Northeast U.S., and that has impacted its on-time performance. Still, the drop-off in efficiency shows the airline needs to make improvements.

1 year ago

Spirit Airlines Improves On-Time Performance But Can’t Shake Complaints

Spirit Airlines Improves On-Time Performance But Can’t Shake Complaints

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Usually it costs money for airlines to improve operational performance because to run on-time more often, they must build slack into their schedules and add spare planes. That means the airline doesn't operate as efficiently as possible. But being late became too expensive for Spirit.

1 year ago

Southwest Has Minor On-Time Performance Issues With New Boeing Aircraft

Southwest Has Minor On-Time Performance Issues With New Boeing Aircraft

Justin Bachman and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

New planes often have teething issues. Southwest's problems with the Boeing 737 Max seem minor, and the airline should sort them out soon.

1 year ago

United Bolsters Reliability Guarantee to Its Corporate Travel Customers

United Bolsters Reliability Guarantee to Its Corporate Travel Customers

Brian Sumers, Skift

These operational guarantee programs are not as generous as airlines would like people to believe, but they're better than nothing. It's a good thing United and Delta are focusing on on-time arrivals and mishandled baggage rates.

2 years ago

These Are the World’s Most and Least Punctual Airlines

These Are the World’s Most and Least Punctual Airlines

Nikki Ekstein , Bloomberg

EL AL may be worst, but seven of the world's 10 least on-time airlines are in Asia. That suggests Asia's airlines have some work to do to improve their reliability.

2 years ago

American Airlines Is Struggling With On-Time Performance

American Airlines Is Struggling With On-Time Performance

Brian Sumers , Skift

Airlines like to strike a delicate balance with on-time performance. They want to be reliable, but they don't necessarily want sky-high on-time rates. An always-punctual operation is expensive.

2 years ago