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Airline On-Time Performance, Cancellation Rate in January Improve from Last Year

The nation’s largest airlines posted an on-time arrival rate of 83.7 percent in January, up from the 76.3 percent on-time rate of January 2011, but down slightly from December 2011’s 84.4 percent rate, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report released today.  On-time arrival performance during January 2012 was the highest January on-time arrival percentage in the 18 years with comparable numbers.

Aviation Consumer Protection

The Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings, including its Aviation Consumer Protection Division, monitors compliance with and investigates violations of the Department of Transportation’s (Department) aviation economic, consumer protection, and civil rights requirements. The Office also provides legal review and support on aviation economic licensing matters.

Airlines Post Best December On-Time Record, Lowest December Cancellation Rate in 17 Years

The nation’s largest airlines posted an on-time arrival record last December of 84.4 percent, the highest on-time percentage for any December during the 17 years the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has collected comparable flight delay data. According to DOT’s Air Travel Consumer Report, the carriers also had a 0.8 percent rate of canceled flights, the lowest December cancellation rate for the last 17 years.

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