Your flight was more likely to be late in January than a year ago mostly because of poorer performance at several smaller airlines.

Newark Airport (Heather Perry, Getty Images)

The government said Tuesday that 81 percent of flights arrived within 14 minutes of schedule during January. That's down from 83.7 percent in the same month last year, although it's better than in December.

Virgin America had the best on-time rating. Frontier, ExpressJet and American Eagle got the worst marks.

 

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