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Hawaiian Airlines Up Nine Spots in Punctuality

December 14, 2015, 11:53 AM HST
* Updated December 14, 11:58 AM
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The United States Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report released its latest numbers for the month of October, ranking 16 of the country’s largest air carriers, including Hawaiian Airlines.

After a rough September month of dropping to the eleventh spot on the list, Hawaiian Airlines saw a percentage increase of 6.5 percent to 90.7, making the carrier second on the list after Delta Airlines, who had an online arrival percentage of 92.1.

The data is taken from flights arriving on-time at all United States airports during the month of October.

For a 12-month period ending in October, Hawaiian Airlines also kept its overall top position for on-time arrivals. Delta Airlines held the second rank over the 12-month period.

Hawaiian Airlines saw a struggle during the early second half of 2015, slipping in August’s numbers for punctuality, after holding the monthly top position for the previous 12 months.

Last month, Hawaiian Airlines officials said the cause of the slip in punctuality was a result of airport construction.

Alaska Airlines and Southwest Airlines, who took places two and three in October for punctuality, fell to three and five, respectively.

Alaska Airlines had a punctuality percentage of 88.2, holding onto its percentage in September, while Southwest Airlines dropped just point two percent from 87.8 percent in September to 87.6 percent in October.

Hawaiian Airlines flies non-stop service from Hawai’i to 11 cities in North America and about 160 daily flights between the Hawaiian Islands daily.

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