That’s according to FlightStats, which just released its on-time numbers for August. The average for the top 40 North American airports was a 77 percent on-time arrival performance for the month, which is so-so.
Let’s get right to it. Here are the most delayed airports. Thunderstorms, low ceilings and winds plagued the East Coast in August, which was to blame for the underperformance, according to FlightStats.
New York, NY (JFK) – 65.48 percent
Newark (EWR) – 66.99 percent
Philadelphia (PHL) – 69.98 percent
New York (LGA) – 70.16 percent
Here are the best airports:
Oakland (OAK) – 87.72 percent
Houston (IAH) – 86.84 percent
Salt Lake City (SLC) – 86.78 percent
Phoenix (PHX) – 86.7 percent
Portland (PDX) – 86.49 percent
Cincinnati/Hebron (CVG) – 85.48 percent
Seattle (SEA) – 85.16 percent
Las Vegas (LAS) – 84.02 percent
San Diego (SAN) – 83.95 percent
Memphis (MEM) – 83.16 percent
Airlines love to blame weather and an outdated air traffic control system for their horrible on-time record and negative customer feedback, but there is more at work than. There has to be.
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