Photos: DIA airlines with the worst -- and best -- on-time performance

Ever rush to Denver International Airport only to spend hours waiting for your flight to arrive and/or take off? You're not alone -- but which carriers do the best job of preventing such problems?


analyzed the 232,174 flights that departed from DIA last year, then measured the performance of the five main airlines -- ExpressJet, Frontier, SkyWest, Southwest and United -- to determine the percentage of time when they took off exactly as scheduled and arrived right on the mark or early. And frankly, the numbers aren't all that impressive for even the best of the bunch.

See the photo-illustrated breakdown below, and click here to watch the Fox31 report.

Fifth best on-time push-back: Southwest -- 36 percent Fourth best on-time push-back: Frontier -- 44 percent Third best on-time push-back: ExpressJet -- 47 percent Second best on-time push-back: United -- 50 percent Best on-time push-back: SkyWest -- 62 percent

Continue to see which airline does best when it comes to reaching its destination on-time or early.

Fifth best at arriving on schedule or early: Frontier -- 42 percent Third best at arriving on schedule or early (tie): Southwest -- 50 percent Third best at arriving on schedule or early (tie): ExpressJet -- 50 percent Second best at arriving on schedule or early: SkyWest -- 57 percent Best at arriving on schedule or early: United -- 60 percent

More from our Strange But True archive: "Tyler Perry causes unscheduled stop by United flight from Denver? Sort of."

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