Which airlines get you home or away for the holidays on time?
FORT MYERS, Fla. — About a quarter of all flights arriving and departing from U.S. airports during the 2015 winter holiday season were delayed, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
At Southwest Florida International Airport, Spirit Airlines had the worst percentage for delays during the weeks surrounding Christmas and New Years in 2014 and 2015.
United Airlines had the worst track record for cancelling flights out of RSW during the holidays – more than three percent of flights in 2015 and more than four percent in 2013.
When it comes to delayed departures from RSW throughout the year, JetBlue had the biggest percentage.
Spirit Airlines had the highest percentage of delayed arriving flights and was more likely to cancel flights headed to Fort Myers.
Delta Airlines had the lowest percentage of delayed arriving flights at just over 13 percent. American Airlines had the lowest percentage of delayed departing fights at 11 percent.
Allegiant Airlines and Punta Gorda Airport do not report on-time data to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, according to a Department of Transportation spokesperson.
Only airlines with a revenue of more than one percent of the total scheduled-service domestic passenger revenue for all airlines are required to report.
Breakdown of flight on-time performance by airport and carrier.
Breakdown of flight delay causes by airport and carrier.