Hawaiian Airlines. That’s according to the latest data release from the US department of transportation, which reported that the airline had a 92.54% on-time arrival rate for US flights.
The data, spanning from January to October, is culled from 14 major US carriers flying to and from 29 major US airports. An airline is considered “on time” if it operated less than 15 minutes after the scheduled time.
Southwest and JetBlue scraped the bottom of the list with a 74% and 72% on-time arrival rate, respectively. The worst offender was Envoy Airlines, formerly American Airlines’s American Eagle Airlines.
Because the year’s data set ends in October, it skips over tardiness spurred by the Thanksgiving and Christmas travel deluge and winter weather delays. Still, it’s a decent gauge for travelers who are more sensitive to timing than, say, ticket price. Virgin America, a budget airline that recently went public, was in the top five.