Flights on time 77% in January?
January was a great month to fly, with an exceptionally high rate of on-time arrivals, according to airline researcher FlightStats.
Last month, 77% of all flights in North America arrived on time, said FlightStats, which tracked performance in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
This was a marked improvement from December, when 71% of all flights arrived on-time. It was also a better performance than any January in any of the three years prior, said FlightStats.
The airline with the top performance last month was Hawaiian Airlines, with an on-time performance rate of 86.26%, followed by Horizon Air, at 86.11%. Horizon is part of Alaska Airlines, which had the third-best rate of 84.58%.
The airport with the best on-time performance was Oakland International Airport in California, with 86.44% of its flights arriving on time in January. This is in contrast to neighboring San Francisco International Airport, with a rate of 63.23%.
On average, airports in North America had an on-time average of 76.89%