US airline ontime performance improved in May compared to the previous month and May 2004, the US Dept. of Transportation reported yesterday. In addition, the carriers canceled fewer flights. According to DOT statistics, the 20 reporting airlines recorded an overall ontime arrival rate of 83.7% in May, significantly higher than May 2004's 77.6% and slightly above April 2005's 83.4%. Of the flights that were delayed, 3.3% were caused by bad weather, down from May 2004's rate of 7.4% but on ...

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