Table 4-7: Major Airports by On-Time Arrival Performance: 2009 and 2010

Table 4-7: Major Airports by On-Time Arrival Performance: 2009 and 2010

(Percent on-time)

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Airport 2009 2010
Rank On-time percentage Rank On-time percentage
Seattle, WA (SEA) 9 82.2 1 85.1
Phoenix, AZ (PHX) 2 83.9 2 85.1
Portland, OR (PDX) 4 83.0 3 83.7
Denver, CO (DEN) 15 80.8 4 83.6
Charlotte, NC (CLT) 17 80.1 5 82.9
Salt Lake City, UT (SLC) 1 85.1 6 82.7
Las Vegas, NV (LAS) 5 82.9 7 82.6
Houston, TX (IAH) 6 82.8 8 82.3
Dallas/Ft.Worth, TX (DFW) 19 79.0 9 82.1
Los Angeles, CA (LAX) 7 82.7 10 81.7
San Diego, CA (SAN) 11 81.7 11 81.6
Washington, DC (IAD) 14 80.8 12 81.1
Tampa, FL (TPA) 12 81.3 13 81.0
Orlando, FL (MCO) 13 80.9 14 80.8
Chicago, IL (MDW) 3 83.5 15 80.3
Baltimore, MD (BWI) 8 82.5 16 79.8
Washington, DC (DCA) 16 80.3 17 79.1
Atlanta, GA (ATL) 27 72.6 18 78.8
Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN (MSP) 20 78.9 19 78.6
Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL) 21 78.0 20 78.3
Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 24 74.6 21 78.1
Miami, FL (MIA) 23 75.8 22 78.0
Chicago, IL (ORD) 18 79.4 23 78.0
Detroit, MI (DTW) 10 81.9 24 77.8
Boston, MA (BOS) 22 76.5 25 76.3
New York, NY (JFK) 26 73.5 26 74.7
New York, NY (LGA) 28 68.7 27 73.7
Newark, NJ (EWR) 29 65.8 28 71.9
San Francisco, CA (SFO) 25 73.5 29 71.3
At All U.S. Airports   79.5   79.8

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 2010, the reporting carriers were AirTran, Alaska, American, American Eagle, Atlantic Southeast, Comair, Continental, Delta, ExpressJet, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Mesa, Pinnacle, SkyWest, Southwest, United, and US Airways as well as Northwest in January and February.

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 2010, table 1 and 4 (Washington, DC: 2010), available at http://www.bts.gov/programs/airline_information/airline_ontime_tables/ as of Jun. 29, 2011.