Best and Worst Airlines for On-Time Performance

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; 1.usa.gov/14SD3QP