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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

U.S. Airlines On-Time Arrival Rates Increased in January

Airlines based in the United States reported an on-time arrival rate of 81 percent in January, an increase from December 2012’s 77 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DoT) air travel consumer report released Tuesday.

DoT is investigating two domestic tarmac delays that occurred Jan. 27 on a flight departing Chicago O’Hare Airport and another flight that was diverted to Bullhead City, Ariz.

According to the report, a total of 12 flights were chronically delayed in January, the department categorizes chronically delayed flights as those that are more than 30 minutes late.

Virgin America reported the highest on-time arrival rate for January with 93 percent. More

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