Allegiant flights least likely to arrive on time in Des Moines, US

Allegiant Air, one of the largest carriers out of the Des Moines International Airport, ranked last out of all major US airline carriers in on-time arrivals, according to an August report from the United States Department of Transportation.

The Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report presents data on consumer issues in airline travel based on statistics self-reported by each domestic airline carrier. According to the report, Allegiant ranked last in on-time arrivals out of 17 US air carriers from January to June.

Allegiant flights arrived on time 59% of the time in June, more than 20 percentage points less than Enjoy Air, SkyWest Airlines and Horizon Airlines, which ranked first through third, respectively, the report shows.

Data the Des Moines International Airport provided to the Des Moines Register shows a similar pattern locally.

Allegiant flights out of Iowa’s capital city arrived at their final destination on time 74.46% of the time between January and June, ranking the airline last in on-time departures out of the six carriers operating in Des Moines.

Allegiant also had the highest percentage of delayed flights out of Des Moines during the same time period in 2021, according to the data.

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