Airlines Boost On-Time Performance From Last Year

U.S. airlines posted a better on-time rate for May, and complaints dropped compared with the same month last year.

The Department of Transportation said Thursday that 83.4 percent of domestic flights arrived on time in May, up from 80.5 percent a year earlier although down from April. The figures cover flights on the 12 largest airlines.

Hawaiian Airlines and Alaska Airlines had the best on-time ratings, while Spirit Airlines and Virgin America had the worst.

Complaints are down 24 percent from a year earlier. Air travelers filed 1,134 complaints with the government in May.

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