Table 17 U.S. Airports with the Highest Percentage of Arriving Passenger Flight Delays

Table 17 U.S. Airports with the Highest Percentage of Arriving Passenger Flight Delays

(Percentage of scheduled flights canceled, diverted, or arriving at least 15 minutes after the scheduled arrival time)

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Airport 1993 2003
Delay
rank
% Delay
rank
%
Newark Int., NJ 1 29.0 1 25.8
Chicago O'Hare Int., IL 9 20.1 2 22.7
Philadelphia Int., PA 20 17.7 3 22.7
New York La Guardia, NY 15 18.8 4 22.4
Miami Int., FL 14 19.2 5 20.1
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Int., FL 7 21.9 6 19.5
New York JFK Int., NY 6 22.5 7 19.4
Atlanta Hartsfield Int., GA 5 23.2 8 19.4
San Francisco Int., CA 4 23.3 9 18.4
Boston Logan Int., MA 2 25.4 10 17.7
Seattle-Tacoma Int., WA 10 20.0 11 17.5
Washington Reagan National, DC 23 17.3 12 17.0
Orlando Int., FL 21 17.5 13 17.0
San Diego Int., CA 16 18.8 14 16.9
Charlotte Douglas, NC 31 11.6 15 16.8
Tampa Int., FL 18 18.1 16 16.5
Las Vegas McCarran Int., NV 27 15.2 17 16.4
Pittsburgh Int., PA 11 19.7 18 16.4
Baltimore/Washington Int., MD 24 16.1 19 16.2
Cincinnati Int., KY 22 17.5 20 15.7

Notes: Delay rank is based on the list of the 31 airports (of which only the top 20 are shown here) that handled at least 1% of all domestically enplaned passengers each in 2003. Data are collected from major carriers.

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Office of Airline Information, special tabulation, November 2004.