Spirit Airlines, the low-fare specialist, ranked third for on-time arrivals with 83.8 percent as compared to reported data issued in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report for the month of January 2002.
“Spirit continues to rank above industry average in on-time arrivals. We are confident in our operational strength to lead the industry once again - our numbers are looking solid for February,” said Ned Homfeld, chairman and founder of Spirit Airlines.
The Air Travel Consumer Report is a monthly product of the Department of Transportation`s Office of Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings. The report is designed to assist consumers with information on the quality of services provided by the airlines. The report normally is released by the end of the first week of each month and is available via the Internet at www.dot.gov/airconsumer/.
Top Three On-Time Arrivals
Spirit Airlines reported 83.8 percent on-time arrivals for the month of January 2002. The 11 reporting carriers showed an overall 81 percent on-time arrival statistic. When compared to the reporting carriers, Spirit exceeded this statistic by nearly three percent.
Additionally, Spirit carried 228,551 in the month of January 2002 and ranks second in the lowest occurrences of mishandled baggage as compared to reporting carriers.
“Another example of Spirit’s commitment to customer satisfaction onboard each of our 80 daily flights.” continued Homfeld.