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US Airlines' On-Time Performance Better In January -DOT

DOW JONES NEWSWIRES U.S. airlines' on-time performance improved in January, the Department of Transportation said Monday, as they mishandled fewer bags and received fewer complaints than a month earlier. Airlines' on-time performance has wavered in recent months as the industry has been increasing capacity amid a recovery in air travel demand. That makes skies more crowded, tending to leave carriers more vulnerable to delays. The DOT's Bureau of Transportation Statistics said the 16 carriers reporting on-time performance had an overall rate of 76.3%, down from 78.7% a year earlier but up from 72% in December. The latest result represented the sixth-best January in the 17 years with comparable numbers. The agency said carriers canceled 3.9% of their scheduled flights, up from 2.5% a year earlier and 3.7% in December. A flight is counted as "on time" if it operated less than 15 minutes after the scheduled time shown in the carriers' computerized reservation system. JetBlue Airways Corp. (JBLU) had the worst on-time performance in January at 65%, while Hawaiian Holdings Inc.'s (HA) Hawaiian Airlines again had the best, with a 91.2% rate, followed by Alaska Air Group Inc.'s (ALK) Alaska Airlines, at 85.3%, and United Air, now a part of United Continental Holdings Inc. (UAL), at 84.5%. Meanwhile, the industry had a mishandled baggage rate of 4.2 per 1,000 passengers in January, down from 4.56 a year earlier and the previous month's 4.8 rate. The DOT also received 855 overall complaints, compared with 928 and 753, respectively. -By Matt Jarzemsky, Dow Jones Newswires; 212-416-2240; matthew.jarzemsky@dowjones.com

Stock News for Alaska Air (ALK)
DateTimeHeadline
08/26/201518:50:01Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4)
08/19/201509:00:00Alaska Air Group Names Brooke DeBay Managing Director of Audit...
08/13/201506:01:38Current Report Filing (8-k)
08/11/201508:00:00Alaska Airlines' Annual Fall Fare Sale Begins Now
08/10/201518:01:15Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4)
08/10/201518:01:15Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4)
08/10/201517:57:41Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4)
08/10/201517:57:14Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4)
08/06/201508:00:00Alaska Air Group announces $1 Billion Share Repurchase Program
08/05/201508:00:00Alaska Airlines' Frequent Fliers Gain Access to Significantly...
08/05/201506:08:15Quarterly Report (10-q)
08/04/201508:00:00Alaska Air Group Reports July 2015 Operational Results
08/03/201519:53:57Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4)
08/03/201517:00:08Four U.S. Airlines Object to Complaints Against Persian Gulf...
07/30/201508:00:00Alaska Airlines Announces New Daily Flying from Portland to Three...
07/28/201518:50:00Russell Wilson Leads Team to Victory in Alaska Plane Pull
07/23/201519:30:32United, Southwest Post Record Profits
07/23/201508:00:00Alaska Air Group Reports Record Second Quarter 2015 Results
07/22/201508:00:00Alaska Airlines adds Hainan Airlines as Mileage Plan Partner
07/21/201518:50:08Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4)

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