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Frontier claims lead for fewest cancellations among US majors

10th April 2009 - 10:35 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Using the US Department of Transportation's monthly Air Travel Consumer Report released on 9 April, Frontier Airlines has claimed top spot among the country's major carriers in overall flight completion and second in overall performance during February 2009.

The DOT report details the operational performance of the 19 largest domestic air carriers, including the 11 recognised as major airlines: AirTran Airways, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Airlines, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Northwest Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and US Airways.

February's 99.8% flight completion rate marks the 21st time in the last 26 months that Frontier has led the majors in fewest flight cancellations. For on-time performance, Frontier ranked second among major carriers and fourth overall with flights arriving on time 83.3% of the time.

Frontier ranked third among the major carriers in baggage performance, first among major carriers with interline agreements (agreements to handle bags for other airlines) and fourth overall. February marked the seventh consecutive month in which Frontier has ranked among the top five major carriers in fewest delayed and mishandled bags.

Frontier notes that it continued to record no flights on the DOT's list of chronically delayed or cancelled flights, defined as flights delayed or cancelled more than 70% of the time.

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