Delta maintained its strong operational performance in February among U.S. carriers, according to the Department of Transportation’s monthly Air Travel Consumer Report, published Wednesday.
With a 99.5 percent, the airline took the No. 2 spot for domestic completion factor, the measure of flights completed as schedule, behind first place performer Hawaiian Airlines, which operated roughly 5,900 flights compared to Delta’s 67,800 flights during the period.
Delta’s on-time performance ranked fifth among the 12 carriers reporting to the DOT and led the three global U.S. carriers with 86.4 percent of flights arriving on time. Hawaiian took the top spot in that field as well, followed by Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines and Frontier Airlines.
With industry baggage performance, Delta took the No. 4 spot with 1.95 reports of mishandled bags per 1,000 enplaned customers. Virgin America, which does not connect bags, led among reporting airlines with 0.78 baggage reports. Delta was the top performer among large network carriers.