Air Canada's On-Time Performance

At Air Canada, the punctuality of our flights is a top priority, and comes second only to ensuring the safety of our passengers and crew. For this reason, we work very hard to meet every scheduled departure and arrival time - always without compromising safety.

Air Canada makes its on-time performance* readily available on a quarterly basis, and compares it to the performance of U.S. carriers**.

Air Canada's On-Time Performance Compared to 17 U.S. Carriers
Carrier On-Time Arrivals Within 15 Minutes
First Quarter 2012
% Rank
HAWAIIAN AIRLINES 92.3 1
AIRTRAN 90.0 2
DELTA AIRLINES 87.4 3
SOUTHWEST AIRLINES 87.3 4
US AIRWAYS 87.2 5
MESA AIRLINES 86.4 6
ALASKAN AIRLINES 84.6 7
AMERICAN AIRLINES 83.2 8
VIRGIN AMERICA 83.0 9
AMERICAN EAGLE 82.8 10
JET BLUE 81.9 11
SKYWEST 81.8 12
UNITED AIRLINES 81.1 13
EXPRESS JET 77.5 14
FRONTIER AIRLINES 77.0 15
AIR CANADA 54.8 16

  In accordance with industry standards, an ‘on-time’ arrival or departure is one that arrives at or departs from the designated gate no more than 15 minutes later than the scheduled time.
* Note: As of January, 2011, Pinnacle and Comair no longer appear on the US Aviation Report.
** U.S. airline statistics are compiled by the Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics.