Table 4-7: Major Airports by On-Time Arrival Performance: 2011 and 2012

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(Percent on-time)

Airport 2011 2012
Rank On-time percentage Rank On-time percentage
Salt Lake City, UT (SLC) 1 86.4 1 88.6
Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN (MSP) 5 82.8 2 87.2
Phoenix, AZ (PHX) 2 84.9 3 86.5
Charlotte, NC (CLT) 19 79.4 4 86.2
Seattle, WA (SEA) 3 84.1 5 85.0
Detroit, MI (DTW) 12 81.4 6 84.9
Atlanta, GA (ATL) 16 80.3 7 84.7
Portland, OR (PDX) 4 83.0 8 84.6
Chicago, IL (MDW) 6 82.7 9 84.5
Las Vegas, NV (LAS) 7 82.6 10 84.5
Denver, CO (DEN) 9 82.2 11 83.2
Tampa, FL (TPA) 11 81.6 12 82.8
Orlando, FL (MCO) 14 80.7 13 82.6
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DFW) 8 82.5 14 82.3
San Diego, CA (SAN) 15 80.6 15 82.1
Baltimore, MD (BWI) 10 81.7 16 81.6
Los Angeles, CA (LAX) 18 79.6 17 81.1
Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 23 76.2 18 81.1
Boston, MA (BOS) 26 73.7 19 80.9
Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL) 20 78.9 20 80.8
Miami, FL (MIA) 17 79.8 21 80.5
New York, NY (JFK) 25 75.3 22 80.5
Washington, DC (DCA) 22 77.7 23 80.2
Houston, TX (IAH) 13 81.0 24 80.0
Chicago, IL (ORD) 24 75.5 25 79.6
Washington, DC (IAD) 21 78.6 26 79.2
New York, NY (LGA) 27 72.2 27 76.8
San Francisco, CA (SFO) 28 71.4 28 70.0
Newark, NJ (EWR) 29 66.7 29 69.4
At All U.S. Airports   79.6   81.9

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 2012, the reporting carriers were AirTran Airways, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, American Eagle Airlines, Delta Airlines, ExpressJet Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Mesa Airlines, SkyWest Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways, Virgin America. 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. Effective January 2012, data of the merged operations of United Airlines and Continental Airlines are combined. Effective January 2012, data of the merged operations of ExpressJet Airlines and Atlantic Southeast Airlines are combined.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Airline On-time Tables, available at apps.bts.gov/programs/airline_information/airline_ontime_tables as of June 2013.