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Airline On-Time Performance, Cancellation Rate in February Improve from Last Year; Mishandled Baggage at All-Time Low

The nation’s largest airlines posted an on-time arrival rate of 86.2 percent in February, up from both the 74.5 percent on-time rate of February 2011 and from January 2012’s 83.7 percent rate, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report released today.  The on-time arrival performance during February 2012 was the highest February percentage on record since comparable on-time data was first reported in 1995.