Table 4-7: Major Airports by On-Time Arrival Performance: 2008 and 2009

Table 4-7: Major Airports by On-Time Arrival Performance: 2008 and 2009

(Percent on-time)

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Airport (R) 2008 2009
Rank On-time percentage Rank On-time percentage
Salt Lake City, UT (SLC) 1 83.6 1 85.1
Phoenix, AZ (PHX) 2 80.9 2 83.9
Chicago, IL (MDW) 3 80.7 3 83.5
Portland, OR (PDX) 16 77.7 4 83.0
Las Vegas, NV (LAS) 15 77.8 5 82.9
Houston, TX (IAH) 9 78.3 6 82.8
Los Angeles, CA (LAX) 18 76.9 7 82.7
Baltimore, MD (BWI) 4 80.3 8 82.5
Seattle, WA (SEA) 20 75.6 9 82.2
Cincinnati, OH (CVG) 6 79.1 10 82.2
St. Louis, MO (STL) 17 77.3 11 81.9
Detroit, MI (DTW) 5 80.0 12 81.9
San Diego, CA (SAN) 11 78.1 13 81.7
Tampa, FL (TPA) 12 78.0 14 81.3
Orlando, FL (MCO) 14 77.8 15 80.9
Washington, DC (IAD) 23 74.1 16 80.8
Denver, CO (DEN) 8 78.3 17 80.8
Washington, DC (DCA) 13 77.9 18 80.3
Charlotte, NC (CLT) 10 78.3 19 80.1
Chicago, IL (ORD) 29 67.7 20 79.4
Dallas/Ft.Worth, TX (DFW) 19 76.2 21 79.0
Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN (MSP) 7 78.9 22 78.9
Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL) 22 75.1 23 78.0
Boston, MA (BOS) 24 73.4 24 76.5
Miami, FL (MIA) 26 70.9 25 75.8
Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 25 73.0 26 74.6
San Francisco, CA (SFO) 27 69.1 27 73.5
New York, NY (JFK) 28 68.6 28 73.5
Atlanta, GA (ATL) 21 75.5 29 72.6
New York, NY (LGA) 30 62.8 30 68.7
Newark, NJ (EWR) 31 62.3 31 65.8
At All U.S. Airports   76.0   79.5

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 2009 the carriers were, Airtran, Alaska, 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 arrived 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- December 2009, table 1 and 4 (Washington, DC: 2009), available at http://www.bts.gov/programs/airline_information/airline_ontime_tables/ as of Apr. 16, 2010.