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Study: Sea-Tac hub operator Delta was 2022’s most on-time North American airline!

Delta Airlines A-321 at Boston’s Logan Int’l Airport.
Credit: Zach Griff, The Points Guy

Delta was 2022’s most on-time airline, new study shows

Alaska Airlines was No. 2 with 81% of on-time arrivals

From The Points Guy:

[Delta Airlines] The Atlanta-based carrier is poised to finish 2022 with an on-time arrival percentage of over 84%, according to new data released Thursday from Cirium, an aviation analytics company.

Of Delta’s 959,987 flights from Jan. 1 through Dec. 15, 84.1% of them arrived on time, according to the new data. This is the second year in a row that Delta took the top spot as the most punctual carrier in Cirium’s analysis.

An on-time arrival includes any flight that lands at its destination and arrives at the gate within 15 minutes of the originally scheduled arrival time, a standard industry metric often referred to as “A15.”

Cirium’s data set considers all flights completed in 2022, through Dec. 15. Of the over 5 million total flights in North America this year, 71.91% arrived on time.

Note that these metrics only account for mainline operations, not those operated by regional affiliates, such as SkyWest or Republic.

Posted by Steve on December 29, 2022 at 1:59 pm | Permalink

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