SFO On-Time Arrivals at Highest Level Since 2003

75 percent of flights last year were on time, the best since 2003, airport officials say

On-time arrivals at San Francisco International Airport last year were the best in more than a decade, according to new numbers released Tuesday.

The airport says 75 percent of flights last year were on time, the best since 2003. Officials attribute the improvements to runway configuration and better technology.

"By 2020, the FAA mandates that all aircraft have a feature that is essentially a GPS transponder, something that broadcasts for every aircraft their location, speed, altitude, all that information using satellite navigation," said Doug Yokel, airport spokesman.

The airport is pushing the FAA to mandate that all aircraft have technology that allows them to take in such GPS information from other planes. That will help planes track each other as they land.

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