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August Airline On-Time Performance Down From Previous Year, Up From July

WASHINGTON – The nation’s largest airlines posted an on-time arrival rate of 77.7 percent in August, down from the 78.8 percent on-time rate in August 2013, but up from the 75.6 percent mark in July 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report released today.

In addition, the reporting carriers canceled 1.2 percent of their scheduled domestic flights in August, up from the 1.0 percent cancellation rate posted in August 2013, but down from the 1.6 percent rate in July 2014.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces $7 Million in Grants to Help Small Communities Improve Air Service

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that the Department of Transportation would provide $7 million from the Small Community Air Service Development Program to help 16 communities in 14 states develop their own solutions to local air service needs. The Department received 52 applications from 27 states.

Airlines Report No Tarmac Delays Over Three Hours on Domestic Flights, One Tarmac Delay Longer Than Four Hours on an International Flight in June

 

WASHINGTON – Airlines reported no tarmac delays of more than three hours on domestic flights and one tarmac delay of more than four hours on an international flight in June, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report released today.  All U.S. and foreign airlines operating at least one aircraft with 30 or more passenger seats must report lengthy tarmac delays at U.S. airports.  The reported tarmac delay is under investigation by the Department.

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