Spirit Soars Despite Late Flights

Spirit Airlines flights arrived on time 67 percent of the time in 2013, worst among 35 carriers in the U.S. and Canada in monthly rankings data provided by FlightStats.com. Yet passengers continue to flock to the low-cost carrier, and the stock price has more than doubled since the start of 2013.

Published Feb. 11, 2014

1 – The number of passengers multiplied by the distance flown, in miles

Sources: FlightStats.com; Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics; company data; Bloomberg data

GRAPHIC: J. KYLE O'DONNELL / BLOOMBERG NEWS & ALEX TRIBOU / BLOOMBERG VISUAL DATA