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The US airports and airlines with the most frequent flight delays

A deep-dive into the Bureau of Transportation Statistics’s (BTS) ‘Airline On-Time Statistics and Delay Causes‘ data for the period of July 2019 to July 2021.

 

Research conducted by The Family Vacation guide reveals the US airports and airlines which face flight delays most frequently, based on insights analyzed from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. 

We’ve all experienced a delayed flight whilst traveling at some point, and whilst this is usually completely out of your control, it doesn’t make it any less frustrating.

But, perhaps surprisingly, you’re more likely to experience delays at some airports and on some airlines than others, and to find out which these are, the team's analysts have taken a deep-dive into the Bureau of Transportation Statistics’s (BTS) ‘Airline On-Time Statistics and Delay Causes‘ data for the period of July 2019 to July 2021.

Here are the airports where flight arrivals are most frequently delayed:

Rank Airport State % On Time % Late or Cancelled
1 Newark Liberty International NK 75.71% 24.29%
2 LaGuardia NY 77.48% 22.52%
3 Dallas/Fort Worth International TX 79.23% 20.77%
4 Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International FL 79.78% 20.22%
5 Palm Beach International FL 80.34% 19.66%
6= Boston Logan International MA 80.61% 19.39%
6= Louis Armstrong New Orleans International LA 80.61% 19.39%
8 Orlando International FL 80.78% 19.22%
9 San Antonio International TX 80.97% 19.03%
10= John F. Kennedy International NY 81.21% 18.79%
10= San Francisco International CA 81.21% 18.79%

 

Here are the airports where flight arrivals are least frequently delayed:

Rank Airport State % On Time % Late or Cancelled
50 Daniel K Inouye International HI 88.31% 11.69%
49 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International GA 87.32% 12.68%
48 Minneapolis-St Paul International MN 87.27% 12.73%
47 Salt Lake City International UT 87.22% 12.78%
46 Detroit Metro Wayne County MI 86.90% 13.10%
45 Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International CA 85.70% 14.30%
44 Portland International OR 85.23% 14.77%
43 John Wayne Airport-Orange County CA 85.12% 14.88%
42 Sacramento International CA 84.95% 15.05%
41 Metropolitan Oakland International CA 84.90% 15.10%
40 Charlotte Douglas International NC 84.66% 15.34%

 

Here are the airlines whose flights are most frequently delayed:

Rank Airline % On Time % Late or Cancelled
1 Allegiant Air 72.69% 27.31%
2 JetBlue Airways 76.80% 23.20%
3 Frontier Airlines 78.76% 21.24%
4 Envoy Air 80.48% 19.52%
5 United Airlines 81.40% 18.60%
6 American Airlines 81.45% 18.55%
7 Spirit Airlines 82.04% 17.96%
8 Southwest Airlines 83.03% 16.97%
9 Alaska Airlines 83.18% 16.82%
10 SkyWest Airlines 84.01% 15.99%
11 Republic Airline 84.27% 15.73%
12 Delta Airlines 86.69% 13.31%
13 Hawaiian Airlines 89.00% 11.00%

 

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