Alaska Airlines named North America's most on-time airline 6th consecutive year

Alaska Airlines has been named the No. 1 on-time major North American carrier for the sixth year in a row.

FlightStats Inc., which compiles on-time performance data on millions of flights each year, bestowed the honor on Alaska Airlines today. No other major North American airline has received the award more times since the Portland-based company launched its on-time performance awards program in 2009.

FlightStats publishes its On-Time Performance Services Awards annually and evaluates flight data from the top 10 North American airlines. These major carriers operated more than 8 million flights throughout North America in 2015. To qualify as on-time, each flight must be completed within 15 minutes of its scheduled arrival.

Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serves more than 100 cities through an expansive network in the United States, Canada, Costa Rica, and Mexico.