Airline on-time good, flight numbers down in 2011

The Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics released air service reports for 2011 that show airlines operated the fewest flights in a decade and had one of their best on-time records in recent years. Among the big local carriers, US Airways did well against the other airlines it considers its direct competitors, American, Delta, Continental and United. Here are two news stories about the results, one about the on-time peformance and other service measures; and another about the number of flights declining last year. You can look at the complete DOT air service report for December and all of 2011 at this link.