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Air Canada is part of the bottom 50 at position 113 with an on-time performance arrival of only 65.9%. Westjet is well ahead at position 29 with a on-time performance arrival of 81.2%
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August 12, 2019 - by Chris Matyszczyk for inc.com
The summer is often a mess.
At least, that is, for airlines.
The weather becomes supremely volatile, passengers boil over as their desperation to disappear on vacation increases and then there are the strikes, sometimes timed to create maximum pain.
This year, there's been an additional kink. The grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX, a plane which may have been put into service before it had really been put through its paces, has gone on far longer than many may have imagined.
Yet I've just descended upon the latest on-time performance figures for July from aviation intelligence company OAG.
Some numbers were relatively predictable, others a touch surprising.
At the top were Hawaiian Airlines and Alaska. The former, though, only operated 8,328 flights, while the latter sent out 42,373.
What, though, of the four big U.S. airlines?
As most may have conceived, Delta came ahead of the rest, at 80.4 percent. In total, Delta sent out 176,642 flights.
Yet right behind it was Southwest. It managed to persuade its 122,527 flights to arrive on time 79.4 percent of the time.
(Air Canada is part of the bottom 50 at position 113 with an on-time performance arrival of only 65.9%. Westjet is well ahead at position 29 with a on-time performance arrival of 81.2% for July 2019. Last place is SATA International-Azores at position 160 with 30.8% on-time performance arrival.)