NYC Area Airports Ranked Worst In The Country

Global Gateway Alliance released today the Bureau of Transportation Statistics airport rankings for annual on-time performance. Only the 29 major airports are included. New York City’s three area airports ranked last in the country in on-time arrivals in 2015, according to a new survey from Global Gateway Alliance. The absolute worst was LaGuardia, with only 70.91% of flights coming in on time.

Airport Delays

“These findings confirm what we’ve long known — New York’s airports are the most delayed in the nation,” Joe Sitt, chairman and founder of Global Gateway Alliance, said in a statement. “And it’s only getting worse for millions of passengers.”

While New York airports are certainly the slowest in the country to fly into, at least they’re  getting better. And the biggest improvement is Newark: 75.42% of flights arrived on schedule in 2015, a big increase from 2014 when only 71.34% of flights did.

When it came to departures out of the city, JFK was your best bet with 77.9% of flights taking off on time. Newark, however, only successfully got 74.59% of flights off on time, according to the survey.

Chicago’s Midway airport held the worst departure title again with only 74.48% of flights taking off when they were scheduled to. This was a big jump in efficiency for Chicago, since only 65.71% flights took off on time in 2014.

Salt Lake City, UT (SLC) was best again in both categories. It had 86.91% on-time arrivals and 87.30% on-time departures.

See full rankings here.

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