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Carriers Report No Lengthy Tarmac Delays In March

top story photo U.S. carriers in March reported no tarmac delays of more than three hours on domestic flights and no tarmac delays of more than four hours on international flights, DOT said Tuesday.

During March, the carriers posted an on-time arrival rate of 79.9 percent, down from both the 81.5 percent on-time rate in March 2016 and the 82.6 percent mark in February 2017, DOT said.

Delta ranked as the carrier with the best on-time arrival rate of 86.9 percent in March. For the January-March period, Delta also was the number one on-time arrival carrier, with a rate of 85.67 percent.

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