US Dept. of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) said the nation’s largest carriers reported three tarmac delays of more than 3 hr. in August, compared to one in the year-ago month and July. Delta Air Lines reported two tarmac delays of 219 and 189 minutes, and United Airlines reported one tarmac delay of 183 minutes in August. According to BTS, the 16 carriers filing on-time performance (OTP) recorded an overall on-time arrival rate of 79.3% in August, ...

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