The best N. American airline for punctuality - defined as arriving withing 15 minutes of the...

|By:, SA News Editor

The best N. American airline for punctuality - defined as arriving withing 15 minutes of the scheduled time - is Alaska (ALK), with a rate of 87.79% in 2011. That's according to FlightStats.com's latest On-Time Performance Service awards. The next best are Delta (DAL), United (UAL), AirTran and US Airways (LCC). Globally, the most punctual carrier is All Nippon Airways, whose rate was 90.18%.