US carriers reported an on-time performance (OTP) arrival rate of 79.1% in August, fractionally down from 79.3% in the year-ago month, but up from July’s 76% (ATW Daily News, Sept. 28), according to the US Dept. of Transportation’s (DOT) Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). In August, the carriers filing on-time performance data reported that 5.26% of their flights were delayed by aviation system delays, compared to 6.07% in July; 7.68% by late-arriving aircraft, ...

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