Airlines improved their on-time performance in April, according to the Department of Transportation, while nearly eliminating long tarmac delays that could result in massive fines. Flights arrived on time 85.3% of the time in April, an improvement of more than 6 percentage points compared with the year-earlier period. The most recent statistics show only four flights were delayed for three hours or more, and carriers cancelled far fewer flights than they did in March 2010 or April 2009.

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