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.
WASHINGTON – The nation’s largest airlines posted an on-time arrival rate of 76.9 percent in May, down from both the 79.4 percent on-time rate posted in May 2013 and the 79.6 percent on-time rate posted in April 2014.
In addition, the reporting carriers canceled 1.9 percent of their scheduled domestic flights in May, up from the 1.1 percent cancellation rate posted in both May 2013 and in April 2014.