Pinnacle Airlines Corp.
Airlines' on-time performance improved in August

Atlanta U.S. airlines' on-time performance and baggage handling improved in August, compared to the same month a year ago, the Transportation Department said Thursday. JetBlue Airways Corp. had the worst on-time performance in August, while Hawaiian Airlines had the best. The DOT's Bureau of Transportation Statistics said the 19 carriers reporting on-time performance recorded an overall on-time arrival rate of 78.4 percent in August, higher than the 71.7 percent recorded a year earlier and 75.7 percent recorded in July of this year. The agency said the carriers in August canceled 1.6 percent of their scheduled domestic flights, down from 1.9 percent in August 2007 and 1.7...