Chicago, USA-based carrier United Airlines (NYSE: UAL) said it delivered its best monthly on-time performance for 2012 in November despite the continued impact of Superstorm Sandy and the Nor’easter that followed with 85.5% of domestic flights and 81.2% of international flights arriving within 14 minutes of the scheduled arrival time.
The airline said it is awarding eligible employees a USD100 bonus to recognise this performance. United pays eligible employees USD 50 each month that domestic or international flights arrive on time at least 80% ofthe time and USD 100 if the company exceeds both on-time goals.
During the 10-day Thanksgiving travel period between Friday, Nov. 16, and Sunday, Nov. 25, 88.3% of United’s flights arrived on time, the second-highest performance over the past five years and 5.5 points better than in 2011, despite higher year-over-year load factors, the carrier said.
On Thanksgiving Day, 95.4% of United flights arrived on time, the second best single day since Jan. 1, 2008. The United Express carriers also delivered their best monthly performance for 2012 in November, with 80.1% of United’s regional flights arriving on time.