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Survey: RDU second in N.C. for on-time flights

Posted June 9, 2008
Updated June 10, 2008

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— Raleigh-Durham International Airport has the second-best on-time performance among North Carolina's eight airports, according to a survey of airline passengers released Monday.

RDU's flights were on time 78 percent of the time during the first three months of this year, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics. That ranked behind Craven Regional Airport in New Bern, which posted an on-time rate of 81 percent.

Fayetteville Municipal Airport ranked seventh, also with 76 percent of flights on time. Statewide, the eight airports posted an average on-time rate of 77 percent.

Delta Airlines posted the best on-time performance at RDU, Charlotte Douglas International Airport and Piedmont Triad International Airport, in Greensboro. Regional carriers like Mesa Airlines, Atlantic Southeast Airlines and ExpressJet Airlines posted the worst on-time rates at the state's three busiest airports, according to DOT statistics.

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  • 1Rx4FN Jun 10, 2008

    I must fall into the other 22% at RDU 100% of the time.

  • TheDocJones Jun 10, 2008

    Man love the great information here ... basic journalism is gone ... HOW many airports in the survey? WHERE is the full survey? WHEN was the survey taken? We do know WHO was AAA Carolinas. We know the WHAT relates to on-time performance of airlines.