Table 4-7: Major Airports by On-Time Arrival Performance: 2007 and 2008

Table 4-7: Major Airports by On-Time Arrival Performance: 2007 and 2008

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(Percent on-time)

Airport 2007 2008
Rank On-time percentage Rank On-time percentage
Salt Lake City, UT (Salt Lake City International) 1 80.0 1 83.5
Phoenix, AZ (Phoenix Sky Harbor International) 6 77.9 2 80.9
Chicago, IL (Chicago Midway) 4 78.4 3 80.7
Oakland, CA (Oakland International) 2 79.7 4 80.3
Baltimore, MD (Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall) 7 77.6 5 80.3
Detroit, MI (Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County) 17 73.7 6 80.0
Cincinnati, OH (Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International) 9 76.7 7 79.1
Minneapolis, MN (Minneapolis-St. Paul International/Wold-Chamberlain) 19 72.6 8 78.9
Denver, CO (Denver International) 14 75.8 9 78.3
Houston, TX (George Bush Intercontinental) 3 78.7 10 78.3
Charlotte, NC (Charlotte Douglas International) 24 71.3 11 78.3
San Diego, CA (San Diego International) 5 78.4 12 78.0
Tampa, FL (Tampa International) 11 76.5 13 78.0
Washington, DC (Dulles International) 20 72.4 14 77.9
Orlando, FL (Orlando International) 10 76.5 15 77.8
Las Vegas, NV (McCarran International) 8 76.8 16 77.8
Portland, OR (Portland International) 13 76.2 17 77.7
St. Louis, MO (Lambert-St Louis International) 15 74.9 18 77.3
Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles International) 12 76.4 19 76.9
Dallas, TX (Dallas/Fort Worth International) 21 72.0 20 76.2
Seattle, WA (Seattle-Tacoma International) 23 71.4 21 75.6
Atlanta, GA (Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International) 16 74.4 22 75.5
Fort Lauderdale, FL (Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International) 18 73.4 23 75.1
Washington, DC (Ronald Reagan Washington National) 22 71.7 24 74.0
Boston, MA (General Edward Lawrence Logan International) 27 69.7 25 73.4
Philadelphia, PA (Philadelphia International) 28 66.5 26 73.0
Miami, FL (Miami International) 25 71.0 27 70.9
San Francisco, CA (San Francisco International) 26 69.8 28 69.1
New York, NY (John F. Kennedy International) 30 62.8 29 68.6
Chicago, IL (Chicago O'Hare International) 29 65.9 30 67.7
New York, NY (LaGuardia) 32 58.5 31 62.8
Newark, NJ (Newark Liberty International) 31 59.4 32 62.3
At All Major Airports   72.8   75.5
At Other U.S. Airports   74.5   77.1
At All U.S. Airports   73.4   76.0

NOTES: Major airports are those designated by the Office of Airline Information as having at least 1% of enplanements in the 48 contiguous states. Carriers reporting on-time data may change each year due to changes in carriers that are required to report and in carriers that report voluntarily. In 2008 the carriers were, Airtran, Alaska, Aloha (ceased operations in March 2008), American, American Eagle, Atlantic Southeast, Comair, Continental, Delta, ExpressJet, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Mesa, Northwest, Pinnacle, Skywest, Southwest, United, and US Airways (including America West). The percentage of on-time arrivals is based on the number of scheduled operations. Flights that are cancelled, diverted or arrive at the gate more than 15 minutes after the scheduled arrival are excluded from on-time arrivals.

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: 2009, available at http://www.bts.gov/programs/airline_information/airline_ontime_tables/ as of Mar. 9, 2009.