US passenger airlines canceled 3.1% of their scheduled flights in the first half—89,627 in all—the largest percentage for the January-June period in 14 years, according to the US Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Air Travel Consumer Report and the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). The cancellation rate was the third-highest in the past 20 years, exceeded only by the first halves of 2000 (at 3.44%) and 1999 (3.21%). The on-time arrival rate for US airlines was ...

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