Average North American airline on-time performance in
November slipped a few percentage points to 76.4 percent, down from 79.5
percent in October, according to Cirium's monthly report. It was the first dip
since June 2022.
Of the eight carriers that made the list, only Southwest
Airlines, which came in third, showed a slight month-over-month improvement, to
80.2 percent from 80 percent. The rest declined in performance. Still, Delta
Air Lines took the top spot, at 86.2 percent, followed by United Airlines at
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For November global on-time performance, Delta and United remained
at third and fifth, respectively. American Airlines (79.6 percent) dropped off the
top 10 after it had been ninth in October.
The report also showed year-over-year growth of 9.27 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.