Table 4-7: Major Airports by On-Time Departure Performance: 2003 and 2004

Table 4-7: Major Airports by On-Time Departure Performance: 2003 and 2004

(Percent on-time)

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Airport 2003 2004
Rank On-time percentage Rank On-time percentage
Houston, TX (George Bush Intercontinental) 1 90.5 1 87.2
Washington, DC (Ronald Reagan Washington National) 10 87.8 2 86.3
Salt Lake City, UT (Salt Lake City International) 3 89.6 3 86.1
San Francisco, CA (San Francisco International) 5 88.9 4 85.3
Denver, CO (Denver International) 7 88.3 5 85.1
Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles International) 4 89.3 6 85.0
Portland, OR (Portland International) 2 89.6 7 84.8
Minneapolis, MN (Minneapolis-St. Paul International/Wold-Chamberlain) 12 87.3 8 84.7
San Diego, CA (San Diego International) 9 88.1 9 83.9
Tampa, FL (Tampa International) 8 88.2 10 83.9
Pittsburgh, PA (Pittsburgh International) 13 86.3 11 83.5
St. Louis, MO (Lambert-St. Louis International) 6 88.7 12 83.5
Charlotte, NC (Charlotte/Douglas International) 22 84.2 13 83.1
Detroit, MI (Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County) 16 85.6 14 82.7
Boston, MA (General Edward Lawrence Logan International) 25 83.3 15 82.1
Orlando, FL (Orlando International) 11 87.4 16 82.0
New York, NY (LaGuardia International) 21 84.2 17 81.8
Fort Lauderdale, FL (Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International) 15 85.7 18 81.4
Fort Worth, TX (Dallas/Fort Worth International) 20 84.2 19 80.8
Cincinnati, OH (Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International) 18 84.9 20 80.6
Baltimore, MD (Baltimore/Washington International) 24 83.3 21 80.5
New York, NY (John F. Kennedy International) 26 83.2 22 80.4
Seattle, WA (Seattle-Tacoma International) 14 86.2 23 80.2
Newark, NJ (Newark Liberty International) 27 82.9 24 80.2
Miami, FL (Miami International) 23 83.5 25 80.1
Phoenix, AZ (Phoenix Sky Harbor International) 19 84.3 26 79.3
Las Vegas, NV (Las Vegas McCarran International) 17 85.0 27 77.9
Chicago, IL (Chicago Midway International) 29 81.3 28 77.7
Atlanta, GA (Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International) 28 81.4 29 76.1
Philadelphia, PA (Philadelphia International) 30 79.3 30 74.2
Chicago, IL (Chicago O'Hare International) 31 79.2 31 72.8

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, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Office of Airline Information, Airline On-time Tables, Washington, DC: 2005, available at http://www.bts.gov/programs/airline_information/airline_ontime_tables/ as of Sept. 19, 2005.