Delta flights are most likely to arrive on time, report says

So far this year, Delta has the highest percentage of flights that have arrived on time.
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Delta flights have been deemed the most punctual, according this year's Air Travel Consumer Reports.

The U.S. Department of Transportation released the latest report Tuesday – finishing up the first quarter of 2017.

The report looked at data from 12 different airline carriers involving flights to and from 30 different U.S. airports – including Minneapolis-St. Paul International.

According to the data, Delta was the only airline to make stops to all 30 of those during the months of January, February and March. And over that time, it scored the highest percentage of on-time arrivals, ranging from 80.6 percent to 88.8 percent.

So Delta, which has a big hub in the Twin Cities, is doing better than it did last year. In 2016, it came in at the third for most timely, behind Hawaiian and Alaska.

Hawaiian had the lowest percentage of on-time flights in January (62 percent) and March (63,8 percent). And Virgin America had the lowest in February with 64 percent.

Arriving at MSP

According to the report, about 85 percent of flights from the 12 listed carriers arrived to MSP-International on time last month.

Delta's arrivals hit the mark 88.4 percent of the time, the highest on the list. That's followed by Alaska at 86.5 and United at 85.2.

The least timely airline coming into MSP in March was Spirit with 73.2 percent. In January and February, Spirit was second-lowest.

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