US Airlines Report Fewer Delays in May

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

NEW YORK (AP) - Domestic airlines improved their on-time arrival
rates in May.
The nation's largest carrier -- Fort Worth-based American
Airlines -- had the most delays.
American reports getting passengers to their destinations as
scheduled only 67 percent of the time in May.
American was followed by Chicago-based United Airlines at 72
percent and Houston-based Continental Airlines at 75 percent.
Weather was by far the biggest cause of late flights in May,
accounting for just over 44 percent of all delays.
The monthly report by the Department of Transportation finds 21
percent of the U.S. domestic commercial flights arrived at least 15
minutes late, were canceled or diverted in May.
That's down from more than 22 percent of late flights in the
same month last year.


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