american-airlines-plane.jpgIn a rare bit of good news for a beleaguered industry, U.S. airlines posted in 2009 their best on-time performance since 2003.

The numbers released Friday by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics state, “The nation’s 19 largest airlines said 79.5% of their flights arrived on time in 2009, compared to 76% in 2008 and 82% in 2003.”

United was tops among the legacy carriers with a 77.3% on-time rate, topping Delta’s 76%. 

(Continue reading in the USA Today)

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