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United's CLE team tops for on-time flights

For the fifth straight month, United Airlines’ Cleveland's flight operations team was No. 1 for getting out the airline’s first flights of the day as scheduled. Of the flights that left Cleveland before 9 a.m. in August, 87.5 percent were on time.

The CLE team topped its peers at all other United hubs including Washington Dulles, San Francisco and Newark. 

According to a story on, "CLE is inscribed on United's traveling STAR (Start The Airline Right) trophy on six of the 10 spots since November 2012, more than any other airport...‘The performance here is without a doubt the best, day in and day out, of all the hubs,’ said Charles Duncan, United's vice president at Chicago O'Hare International Airport, during a recent visit to Cleveland Hopkins.

‘On every measure we look at, Cleveland is the best. Coming from O'Hare, we look on with envy.’" Click here to read more.