Airlines and Airports Ranked by On-Time Arrival Performance
Delays have been one of the main issues with air travel since the recent spike in demand. That is only expected to get worse with the holiday travel season. In August for example, just over 22% of all flights in the country were delayed, based on numbers from United States Department of Transportation’ Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). Another 3% were cancelled.
Delays and cancelations are frustrating and you can never really prepare for when they might happen. But you can make an educated guess based based on the airline and the airport. The Family Vacation Guide recently complied two years of data from BTS to determine the airlines and airports that are most likely to face delays and cancellations.
Below you can find a list of the best and worst 10 airports in the country, and a ranking of 13 domestic airlines as far as cancelations and delays go.
|50||Daniel K Inouye International||HI||88.31%||11.69%|
|49||Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International||GA||87.32%||12.68%|
|48||Minneapolis-St Paul International||MN||87.27%||12.73%|
|47||Salt Lake City International||UT||87.22%||12.78%|
|46||Detroit Metro Wayne County||MI||86.90%||13.10%|
|45||Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International||CA||85.70%||14.30%|
|43||John Wayne Airport-Orange County||CA||85.12%||14.88%|
|41||Metropolitan Oakland International||CA||84.90%||15.10%|
|40||Charlotte Douglas International||NC||84.66%||15.34%|
|1||Newark Liberty International||NK||75.71%||24.29%|
|3||Dallas/Fort Worth International||TX||79.23%||20.77%|
|4||Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International||FL||79.78%||20.22%|
|5||Palm Beach International||FL||80.34%||19.66%|
|6=||Boston Logan International||MA||80.61%||19.39%|
|6=||Louis Armstrong New Orleans International||LA||80.61%||19.39%|
|9||San Antonio International||TX||80.97%||19.03%|
|10=||John F. Kennedy International||NY||81.21%||18.79%|
|10=||San Francisco International||CA||81.21%||18.79%|
Daniel K Inouye International airport in Hawaii takes the top spot for the least delays and cancellations in the country. At the other end of the spectrum, you have Newark Liberty International where one every four flights is either delayed or canceled.
For airlines, Hawaiian is the most reliable. Allegiant Air is the worst with over 27% of flights either delayed or canceled.