February is banner month for U.S. airlines' on-time performance

U.S. airlines reached their destinations on time at a record rate of 86.2% in February, compared with 74.5% in February of last year. The data from the Department of Transportation also show that 99.7% airline passengers received their bags on time. "A combination of systematic airline operational improvements and mild winter weather delivered strong results in all DOT consumer metrics," said Nicholas Calio, president and CEO of Airlines for America.

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