Delta Air Lines' on-time flight rate improves

The government says Delta Air Lines Inc. continues to improve its customer service and on-time statistics. Delta's flights were on time 87.3 percent of the time in the first quarter, good for third-best out of the 18 major carriers, according to a report released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
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The government says Delta Air Lines Inc. continues to improve its customer service and on-time statistics. Delta's flights were on time 87.3 percent of the time in the first quarter, good for third-best out of the 18 major carriers, according to a report released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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