Rating on-time performance at Armstrong Airport

Posted on: February 16 2012 | Posted in: Latest News
"Nationwide, nearly 84 percent of flights were on time in December, 85.4 percent of all flights in New Orleans..."

February 15, 2012
By Christian Moises,New Editor

Nearly 85.4 percent of all flights at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport were on time in December, according to U.S. Department of Transportation figures released Tuesday.

Breaking down the 15 percent of flights that arrived or departed late in December: 5.6 percent were because of air carrier delays; 4.4 percent were attributed to in-flight issues; 3.85 percent were held up by the national aviation system; 0.3 percent were slowed by weather; and only 0.14 percent were cancelled or diverted.

A flight is considered delays after 15 minutes of not departing or arriving.

Here’s how airlines serving Armstrong measured up:

– AirTran Airways, 90.2 percent;
– Southwest, 87.2 percent;
– Delta, 86.6 percent;
– Mesa Airlines, 85.5 percent;
– US Airways, 84.9 percent;
– SkyWest Airlines, 84.85 percent;
– United, 84.1 percent;
– Continental, 83.5 percent;
– American, 82.5 percent;
– American Eagle, 76.7 percent.
– JetBlue, 74.8 percent; and
– Frontier, 64.5 percent .

Nationwide, nearly 84 percent of flights were on time in December. Of the 16 percent that arrived or departed late: 4.5 percent were because of air carrier delays; 5.2 percent were attributed to in-flight issues; 4.7 percent were held up by the national aviation system; 0.9 percent were cancelled or diverted; and 0.3 percent were slowed by weather.