3-13 Percentage of On-time Arrivals at Major U.S. Airports: 2000 and 2010

3-13 Percentage of On-time Arrivals at Major U.S. Airports: 2000 and 2010

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Top Five

1990
Rank Airport Percentage
1 Washington, DC (IAD) 84.3
2 Charlotte, NC (CLT) 83.5
3 Las Vegas, NV (LAS) 82.6
4 Salt Lake City, UT (SLC) 82.5
5 Washington, DC (DCA) 82.1
2010
Rank Airport Percentage
1 Seattle, WA (SEA) 85.1
2 Phoenix, AZ (PHX) 85.1
3 Portland, OR (PDX) 83.7
4 Denver, CO (DEN) 83.6
5 Charlotte, NC (CLT) 82.9

Bottom Five

1990
Rank Airport Percentage
5 New York, NY (LGA) 74.2
4 Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 73.8
3 New York, NY (JFK) 73.6
2 Newark, NJ (EWR) 72.3
1 Seattle, WA (SEA) 72.2
2010
Rank Airport Percentage
5 Boston, MA (BOS) 76.3
4 New York, NY (JFK) 74.7
3 New York, NY (LGA) 73.7
2 Newark, NJ (EWR) 71.9
1 San Francisco, CA (SFO) 71.3

Notes: On-time flights arrive within 15 minutes of scheduled arrival time. Major airports are airports which enplane one percent or more of scheduled-service passengers.

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Airline On-Time Performance Data (December Issues), table 4, available at http://www.bts.gov/programs/airline_information/airline_ontime_tables as of September 2011.