According to an analysis by The New York Times, airlines performed worse in 2019 getting travelers to their destinations on time, with only 79 percent arriving "no more than 15 minutes after its scheduled arrival," which was slightly less than 2018.
The most punctual airline was Hawaiian Airlines at 87.7 percent, followed by Delta (83.5) and Alaska (81.3).
The worst performing airline was Frontier, who managed only 73.1 percent on time arrivals. Jet Blue and United were only slightly better at 73.5 and 75.2 percent respectively.
Another area that got worse in 2019 was tarmac delays: there were 302 delays longer than three hours on domestic flights compared to 202 and 193 in the previous two years. Canceled flights also ticked up slightly in 2019, as the major carriers canceled 1.9 percent of their scheduled flights.