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Carriers in October Again Boost On-Time Performance

Average North American airline on-time performance in October continued to improve, reaching 79.5 percent, up two percentage points from September, according to Cirium’s monthly report. 

Six of the eight carriers that made the October list showed improvement over their September performance, save for Delta Air Lines, down one percentage point to 88.3 percent but still high enough for it to maintain the top spot, and Frontier Airlines, which dropped about two percentage points to 72.3 percent. WestJet was absent as it did not make the top 20 percent cut for flight frequency, total seats and available seat kilometers. 

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2022-10 Cirium October

As in September, all three of the largest U.S. carriers made the global list of on-time airlines with Delta third, United Airlines (87.3 percent) fifth and American Airlines (83.1 percent) ninth. This was the first time United made the top five ranking in any month of 2022, according to Cirium. 

The report also showed year-over-year growth of 9.84 percent in the number of flights completed.

A flight is considered on time if the aircraft arrives at the gate within 15 minutes of the scheduled arrival time.

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