McGhee Tyson Slightly Behind National Average for On-Time Arrivals in August

By: Brian Gregory Email
By: Brian Gregory Email

KNOXVILLE, Tenn (WVLT) -- Just over 71% of flights had on-time arrivals across the United States in August, according to new U.S. Department of Transportation Bureau of Transportation Statistics released on Wednesday.

Knoxville's average for on-time arrivals in August was slightly below that average at 67.3%.

78.3% of departures were on-time.

In Atlanta, a hub for AirTran and Delta, 67.9% of arrivals were on-time, but only 62.7% of departures were on-time.

In Nashville, 73.5% of arrivals were on-time, and 76.8% of departures were on-time.

In Chattanooga, 61.7% of arrivals were on time, and 69.9% of departures were on-time.

In the Tri-Cities, only 50% of arrivals were on-time, and 63.2% of departures were on-time in August.

The fifth most delayed flight in the country was a flight from Atlanta to Tri-Cities.

Atlantic Southeast Airlines flight 4178 from Atlanta to Tri-Cities was late 96.30 percent of the time.

Other interesting statistics:

Highest On-Time Arrival Rates:

1. Aloha Airlines – 97.0 percent
2. Hawaiian Airlines – 93.6 percent
3. Southwest Airlines – 77.7 percent

Lowest On-Time Arrival Rates:

1. Atlantic Southeast Airlines – 55.0 percent
2. United Airlines – 66.2 percent
3. Alaska Airlines – 67.1 percent

Most Frequently Delayed Flights:

1. Atlantic Southeast Airlines flight 4361 from Alexandria, LA to Atlanta – late 100 percent of the time

2. Atlantic Southeast Airlines flight 4530 from Atlanta to Hilton Head, SC – late 100 percent of the time

3. ExpressJet Airlines flight 2185 from Nantucket, MA to Newark, NJ – late 96.77 percent of the time

4. SkyWest Airlines flight 4020 from Salt Lake City to Memphis, TN – late 96.43 percent of the time

5. Atlantic Southeast Airlines flight 4178 from Atlanta to Bristol/Johnson City/Kingsport, TN – late 96.30 percent of the time

Highest Rates of Canceled Flights:

1. Atlantic Southeast Airlines – 4.0 percent
2. Mesa Airlines – 3.9 percent
3. Pinnacle Airlines – 3.8 percent

Lowest Rates of Canceled Flights:

1. Frontier Airlines – 0.2 percent
2. Aloha Airlines – 0.2 percent
3. Southwest Airlines – 0.5 percent


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