Table 19 U.S. Airports with the Highest Percentage of Arriving Passenger Flights Delays

Table 19 U.S. Airports with the Highest Percentage of Arriving Passenger Flights Delays

(Percentage of scheduled flights canceled, diverted, or arriving at least fifteen minutes after the scheduled arrival time)

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Airport 2002 1992
Delay rank % Delay rank %
Atlanta Hartsfield Int., GA 1 22.1 5 23.0
San Francisco Int., CA 2 21.7 12 19.7
Seattle-Tacoma Int., WA 3 20.7 13 19.2
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Int., FL 4 20.5 4 23.9
Philadelphia Int., PA 5 20.0 8 21.7
Las Vegas McCarran Int., NV 6 19.3 30 12.7
Miami Int., FL 7 19.2 11 19.8
New York JFK Int., NY 8 19.0 2 25.4
Chicago O'Hare Int., IL 9 18.8 14 18.9
Tampa Int., FL 10 18.5 15 18.3
San Diego, Int., CA 11 18.5 22 16.4
New York La Guardia, NY 12 18.3 10 20.1
Portland Int., OR 13 17.9 23 16.3
Newark Int., NJ 14 17.7 1 26.6
Orlando Int., FL 15 17.6 17 18.1
Los Angeles Int., CA 16 17.4 9 21.3
Baltimore/Washington Int., MD 17 16.9 20 17.7
Salt Lake City Int., UT 18 16.8 21 16.8
Cincinnati Int., KY 19 16.5 26 16.0
Phoenix Sky Harbor Int., AZ 20 16.2 31 11.6

Notes: The 32 largest airports (of which only the top 20 are shown in this table) each handled more than 1% of all domestically enplaned passengers in 2002. Data are collected from major carriers. American Eagle data are excluded from the 2002 tabulations because 1992 data are not available.

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Office of Airline Information, special tabulation, Nov. 12, 2003.