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February Airline On-Time Performance Down From Previous Year, Up from January

WASHINGTON – The nation’s largest airlines posted an on-time arrival rate of 70.7 percent in February, down from the 79.6 percent on-time rate posted in February 2013, but up from the 67.7 percent on-time rate posted in January 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report released today.

U.S. Department of Transportation Fines Asiana Airlines for Not Adhering to Family Assistance Plan Following Crash

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today announced that Asiana Airlines, an airline based in the Republic of Korea, violated federal law last July by failing to adhere to the assurances in its family assistance plan following the crash of Asiana flight 214 at San Francisco International Airport.  DOT fined Asiana $500,000 and ordered the airline to cease and desist from further violations.  This is the first time that DOT has issued a fine under this statute.