US Dept. of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics said the nation’s largest carriers reported only one tarmac delay of more than 3 hr. in July, compared to three in the year-ago month and 14 in June. Continental Airlines reported a tarmac delay of 201 minutes on July 7. According to BTS, the 16 carriers filing on-time performance (OTP) recorded an overall on-time arrival rate of 77.8% in July, up from 76.7% in July 2010 and June’s 76.9%. In July, the ...

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