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Delayed Frontier Flights in DC Area Compared to JetBlue and Southwest

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    News4's Consumer Reporter Erika Gonzalez has the story. (Published Monday, Jan. 26, 2015)

    Several viewers complained to News4 about significant delays and cancellations involving Frontier Airlines -- we found even more complaints online. 

    The complaints prompted to us find out what percentage of total Frontier flights were either delayed or cancelled compared to JetBlue and Southwest Airlines.

    An aviation data analyst at FlightAware provided us with the numbers. We compared the number of total flights to those delayed or cancelled for each month between December 2013 and December 2014.

    Here is what we found:

    December 2013 – December 2014

    *FRONTIER:
    Nationally: less than 1 percent of total flights cancelled
    27 percent of total flights delayed
    DCA, IAD, BWI: less than 1 percent of total flights cancelled
    31 percent of total flights delayed

    *SOUTHWEST:
    Nationally: 1.2 percent of total flights cancelled
    27 percent of total flights delayed
    DCA, IAD, BWI: 1.5 percent of total flights cancelled
    25 percent of total flights delayed

    *JETBLUE
    Nationally: 2 percent of total flights cancelled
    23 percent of total flights delayed
    DCA, IAD, BWI: 2 percent of total flights cancelled
    18 percent of total flights delayed


    Data from: Aviation Data Analyst, FlightAware