Here’s the good news: the worst on-time arrival rate in 2008 was 68% (American Airlines), so even the last-place airline is getting better. The bad news: even though this Delta Connection Carrier improved its score year over year, it still finished last.
American Eagle made a strong move in 2009. Last year the airline was #4 on the worst carriers for on-time performance with 71%. This year it’s moved out of the bottom 5 and solidly into the middle of the pack.
Though most airlines increased their on-time performance, Delta’s dropped ever so slightly, from 77.3%. Unfortunately, that means slipping from the #7 spot, though the airline still remains in the top 10.
This regional carrier—which is the primary United Express carrier along the West Coast, as well as a Delta Connection and Midwest Connect carrier—increased its 2008 performance (78%) and its ranking (#5).