Table 4-7: Major Airports by On-time Departure Performance

Table 4-7: Major Airports by On-time Departure Performance

(Percent on-time)

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Airport 2002 2003
Rank On-time percentage Rank On-time percentage
Houston, TX (George Bush Intercontinental) 2 89.5 1 90.5
Portland, OR (Portland International) 13 86.1 2 89.6
Salt Lake City, UT (Salt Lake City International) 5 87.8 3 89.6
Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles International) 12 86.1 4 89.3
San Francisco, CA (San Francisco International) 6 87.6 5 88.9
St. Louis, MO (Lambert-St Louis International) 10 86.9 6 88.7
Denver, CO (Denver International) 4 88.2 7 88.3
Tampa, FL (Tampa International) 14 85.9 8 88.2
San Diego, CA (San Diego International) 21 85.1 9 88.1
Washington, DC (Ronald Reagan Washington National) 1 90.1 10 87.8
Orlando, FL (Orlando International) 8 87.4 11 87.5
Minneapolis, MN (Minneapolis-St. Paul International/Wold-Chamberlain) 19 85.2 12 87.3
Pittsburgh, PA (Pittsburgh International) 7 87.5 13 86.3
Seattle, WA (Seattle-Tacoma International) 23 83.6 14 86.2
Fort Lauderdale, FL (Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International) 18 85.3 15 85.8
Detroit, MI (Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County) 30 80.2 16 85.6
Las Vegas, NV (Las Vegas McCarran International) 28 81.9 17 85.0
Cincinnati, OH (Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International) 9 87.3 18 84.9
Phoenix, AZ (Phoenix Sky Harbor International) 27 82.3 19 84.3
Fort Worth, TX (Dallas/Fort Worth International) 16 85.6 20 84.2
New York, NY (LaGuardia International) 11 86.8 21 84.2
Charlotte, NC (Charlotte/Douglas International) 20 85.1 22 84.2
Miami, FL (Miami International) 15 85.7 23 83.5
Baltimore, MD (Baltimore/Washington International) 29 80.4 24 83.3
Boston, MA (General Edward Lawrence Logan International) 17 85.5 25 83.3
New York, NY (John F. Kennedy International) 22 83.7 26 83.2
Newark, NJ (Newark Liberty International) 3 88.2 27 82.9
Atlanta, GA (Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International) 24 83.3 28 81.5
Chicago, IL (Chicago Midway International) 31 75.4 29 81.3
Philadelphia, PA (Philadelphia International) 26 82.3 30 79.3
Chicago, IL (Chicago O'Hare International) 25 82.8 31 79.2

NOTE: Government regulations currently require airlines to report on-time performance at the 31 airports that account for at least 1 percent of the nation's total domestic scheduled-service passenger enplanements.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Office of Airline Information, Airline On-time Tables, Washington, DC: 2004, available at http://www.bts.gov/programs/airline_information/airline_ontime_tables/ as of Nov. 11, 2004.