Hawaiian Airlines most punctual airline in US for March

Hawaiian Airlines most punctual airline in US for March
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By The Associated Press

Airlines canceled and delayed fewer flights in March and consumer complaints were down.

The Department of Transportation said Monday that 81.5 percent of flights on the main airlines arrived on time during March, up from 78.7 percent in March 2015. Hawaiian Airlines was the best performer, while Spirit Airlines finished last.

About 1 percent of flights were canceled during the month, an improvement from 2.2 percent a year earlier.

The figures don't include more recent periods, in which thousands of passengers have missed their flights because they were stuck in long security-checkpoint lines.

The government says it got 1,055 consumer complaints about U.S. airlines, down from 1,378 in March 2015 - a reversal from rising complaint rates earlier this year.

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