Hawaiian Ranked #1 for Punctuality, Baggage Handling

HONOLULU (KHNL) -- Hawaiian Airlines has a few reasons to celebrate.  The airlines has been ranked as the nation's number one carrier for on-time performance and baggage handling in March.

According to Air Travel Consumer Report, Hawaiian led the nation with the best on-time record nationwide in March with 94.5% of its flights arriving as scheduled.  U.S. Airways, Alaska, Skywest and Mesa round up the top five.

The air carrier also ranked number one for fewest misplaced bags, with only 2.44 mishandled baggage reports for every 1,000 passengers.

The U.S. Department of Transportation report covers 19 airlines.  Nine of those carriers provide service to Hawaii.