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Delayed Frontier Flights in DC Area Compared to JetBlue and Southwest

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

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