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Airlines’ on-time performance falls, US says

WASHINGTON — Airlines are struggling to stay on schedule, with nearly one in four flights arriving late.

The Transportation Department said April’s on-time record was worse than April 2012’s and worse than the average for the month going back 18 years. The airlines blamed bad weather.

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American Eagle got the worst on-time rating. It’s the regional carrier owned by AMR Corp., whose American Airlines subsidiary had the poorest rating among the nation’s five biggest carriers.

Hawaiian Airlines, Alaska Airlines, and Delta Air Lines were the top three for on-time arrivals, with each over 85 percent.

Among the busiest 29 US airports, passengers were most likely to be delayed on their way to Newark — only 65.6 percent of flights arrived on time. At Salt Lake City, 85.3 percent of flights arrived within 14 minutes of schedule, which is the government’s definition of on time.

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