See how your favorite airline ranks against others when it comes to on-time performance.


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With increasing airport traffic, planning ahead and choosing the right airline could be the difference between catching your flight and missing it.

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For Seattle/Tacoma International Airportthe last few months have been rich in delayed flights and late arrivals. the Port of Seattle states on its website that Sea-Tac Airport is one of the 10 busiest airports in the United States with 36.2 million passengers in 2021. The Sea-Tac Transportation Security Administration has checked 32,500 passengers last week, an increase of 68% compared to the same week. Last year.

According to FlightAware, a company that tracks the flight industry, global travel rose 10% last week. With increasing airport traffic, planning ahead and choosing the right airline could be the difference between catching your flight and missing it.

If you’re flying to or from Sea-Tac Airport, here are the airlines with the best and worst records in Fall 2021 for on-time arrivals and departures.

How Airlines Measure On-Time Sea-Tac Departures

According to Bureau of Transport Statisticsbetween September 2021 and November 2021, United Airlines had the most on-time departures from Sea-Tac. Between these same months, Jet Blue Airways fluctuated, but ended with the slowest starts.

How Airlines Measure On-Time Arrivals at Sea-Tac

According to Bureau of Transport Statisticsfrom September 2021, Delta Airlines had the most on-time arrivals in Sea-Tac but was overtaken in November 2021 by Border airlines. Between these months, South West Airlines fell into the slot with the least on-time arrivals.

According to a report by Ciriuman aeronautical data provider, in 2021 Delta Airlines was the most efficient airline with 87.7% of its flights arriving on time, closely followed by Alaska Airlines and American airlines. The least efficient airline with only 64.6% of its flights arriving on time was Air Allegiant.

In terms of departures, according to the same report of Ciriumin 2021 Delta Airlines was also the most efficient airline with 86.96% of its flights departing on time, followed again by Alaska Airlines and United Airlines.

This story was originally published February 18, 2022 2:44 p.m.

Alyse Messmer is a duty reporter at the Bellingham Herald. If you enjoy stories like this, consider supporting our work by subscribing to our journal.

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