The Bureau of Transportation Statistics released tables in February providing an in-depth look at flight delays in 2001.
A ranking of the nation’s major airports showed that 30 of the nation’s 32 major airports had better on-time performance for arriving flights in 2001 than in 2000. Chicago Midway Airport had the lowest percentage of late arriving flights and New York Kennedy Airport had the highest percentage of late arriving flights during 2001.
A comparison of arrivals for 2000 and 2001 showed that the average flight in 2001 was 5.5 minutes behind schedule, about half the 10.4 minutes behind schedule for the average flight in 2000.
The number of late arrivals and late departures declined from 2000 to 2001 despite an increase in flights.
A ranking of all months since 1987 showed that December 2000 was the worst month for flight delays and September 1994 was the best.
For more information, check www.bts.gov.