by Allen J. Sheinman | February 13, 2013
The list

When it comes to sticking to a schedule,
Hawaiian Airlines gets a golden lei as the best-in-class of U.S. Carriers for 2012 as tabulated by the U.S. Department of Transportation in its latest Air Travel Consumer Report, which offers all sorts of statistics for the year just past. On the other hand, if you're flying via Frontier Airlines, expect to be late to your meeting. Here are the full rankings for on-time performance by the major U.S. Airlines:

Airline                        Percentage of on-time arrivals

Hawaiian Airlines                93.3
Delta Air Lines                    85.4
Alaska Airlines                    83.3
US Airways                         82.9
Mesa Airlines                      81.9
AirTran Airways                  81.4
Virgin America                    80.5
United Airlines                    78.4
American Airlines               75.2
Southwest Airlines              73.9
American Eagle                   73.9
SkyWest Airlines                72.9
ExpressJet Airlines             71.2
JetBlue Airways                  70.2
Frontier Airlines                  62.7

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation;