North American airlines posted an improved on-time performance for September, gaining more than five points compared to August's numbers.

More than four out of five flights (80.5%) landed within 15 minutes of scheduled arrival times, according to new data from FlightStats. One major execption? American Airlines, which had a dismal 59.08% on-time rate for the month, the numbers show.

Airlines also did better regarding cancellations, with 7,985 flights not operating as scheduled, compared to 14,564 canceled in August.

Here's a look at the 10 most on-time airlines in North America this September, a list that includes some familiar names (Delta, US Airways) and some smaller carriers you might not know (Bearskin Airlines, Horizon Air).

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  • US Airways - 87.15%

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  • Taca Airlines - 87.99%

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  • Bearskin Airlines - 88.45%

  • Delta Air Lines - 88.78%

  • Alaska Airlines - 89.13%

  • Copa Airlines - 90.22%

  • AirTran Airways - 90.75%

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  • Compass Airlines - 92.03%

  • Horizon Air - 94.25%

  • Hawaiian Airlines - 95.47%