Northwest Airlines has largely recovered to pre-strike levels of reliability, the carrier claimed on Friday. In the first public disclosure of operating metrics since the carrier's mechanics and aircraft cleaners went on strike at 12:01 a.m. Aug. 20, Executive VP-Operations Andy Roberts said system completion factor was running at 98.2% as of mid-afternoon Friday. Completion factor rose steadily throughout the strike week after falling to a low of 91.6% on the eve of the walkout, mainly a ...

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