Tuesday, June 04, 2002
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Comair, Delta improve ratings
By James Pilcher, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cincinnati Enquirer
The nation's airlines did a better job of arriving on time in April compared with the previous month, according to data released Monday by the Transportation Department.
The average of flights arriving within 15 minutes of schedule was 82.6 percent for the United States' top 10 carriers.
Delta Air Lines, which operates its second-largest hub locally, had an on-time rate of 79.1 percent, up from March's rate of 76.6 percent, but not good enough to lift Delta from the bottom of the April results.
Delta's Erlanger-based regional subsidiary Comair said it had on-time arrival rates of 85.6 for April. That airline is not required to report on-time statistics to the government.
As is typical for spring, we had several challenging days weather-wise, Comair spokesman Nick Miller said.
The government also reported that mishandled luggage and airline service complaints dropped compared with both March of this year and April 2001.
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