Table 18 U.S. Airports with the Highest Percentage of Arriving Passenger Delays

Table 18 U.S. Airports with the Highest Percentage of Arriving Passenger Delays

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

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Airport 1994 2004
Delay rank % Delay rank %
Chicago (O'Hare), IL 26 16.5 1 29.9
Newark, NJ 1 29.9 2 28.8
Atlanta (Hartsfield), GA 7 21.6 3 27.0
New York (La Guardia), NY 6 21.8 4 26.7
Philadelphia, PA 5 21.9 5 26.5
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, FL 4 23.0 6 24.4
New York (JFK), NY 3 26.5 7 23.9
San Francisco, CA 9 21.4 8 23.1
Las Vegas (McCarran), NV 21 17.8 9 22.4
Seattle-Tacoma, WA 13 20.6 10 22.2
Miami, FL 12 20.8 11 22.2
Boston (Logan), MA 2 26.8 12 22.1
Orlando, FL 15 19.9 13 22.0
Washington (Dulles), VA 8 21.6 14 21.6
Tampa, FL 11 20.9 15 20.7
Chicago (Midway), IL 30 14.1 16 20.7
Portland, OR 14 20.5 17 20.6
Phoenix (Sky Harbor), AZ 25 16.8 18 20.0
Cincinnati, OH 28 16.2 19 20.0
San Diego (Lindbergh), CA 23 17.2 20 19.9

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 2004. BTS collects data from large carriers.

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, special tabulation, November 2005.