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Alaska Air had worst on-time performance in February, Hawaiian had the best--DOT

Tomi Kilgore

Alaska Air Group Inc. had the worst one-time performance in February among reporting marketing carriers, while Hawaiian Holdings Inc. had the best, according to the Department of Transportation's "Air Travel Consumer Report" (ATCR). The average on-time arrival rate for the month was 73.8%, while Alaska Air came in at 66.9%, and JetBlue Airways Group Corp. was second worst at 70.0%. Hawaiian came in at 81.7% and Delta Air Lines Inc. came in second at 77.9%. Alaska also had the highest flight cancellation rate at 5.8%, well above the average rate of 3.1%, and at least the 3 longest tarmac delays for domestic flights, the ATCR said. Southwest Airlines Co. had teh second-highest cancellation rate at 4.6%, while Hawaiian had the lowest cancellation rate at 0.6% and Frontier Airlines was second lowest at 1.2%. Alaska Air's stock has edged up 1.4% year to date through Thursday, while Hawaiian shares have rallied 15.3%, the NYSE Arca Airline Index has gained 14.3% and the S&P 500 has climbed 15.9%.