Which US Airport Has the Most Flight Delays?

 

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According to AirHelp, a leading air passenger rights company, an average of 2,400 US travelers experienced flight disruptions every day of 2018.

While weather is frequently to blame, pilot shortages, over-tourism and other factors determine flight disruptions. Here are the US airports with the most flight delays and canceled flights in 2018, according to AirHelp, along with their on-time performance.

1.) Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD): 115,900 disrupted flights
Total Flights: 437,300
Flights Delayed Between 15 – 180 min: 100,300
On-Time Performance: 71.1%

2.) Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW): 75,600 disrupted flights
Total Flights: 316,800
Flights Delayed Between 15 – 180 min: 66,400
On-Time Performance: 73.6%

3.) Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL): 75,400 disrupted flights
Total Flights: 430,300
Flights Delayed Between 15 – 180 min: 68,900
On-Time Performance: 78.8%

4.) Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT): 61,700 disrupted flights
Total Flights: 258,900
Flights Delayed Between 15 – 180 min: 52,300
On-Time Performance: 74.2%

5.) Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR): 61,300 disrupted flights
Total Flights: 209,900
Flights Delayed Between 15 – 180 min: 50,400
On-Time Performance: 66.7%

6.) Los Angeles International Airport (LAX): 60,700 disrupted flights
Total Flights: 321,200
Flights Delayed Between 15 – 180 min: 55,800
On-Time Performance: 76.3%

7.) Denver International Airport (DEN): 59,100 disrupted flights
Total Flights: 284,000
Flights Delayed Between 15 – 180 min: 54,100
On-Time Performance: 75.8%

8.) San Francisco International Airport (SFO): 51,500 disrupted flights
Total Flights: 216,400
Flights Delayed Between 15 – 180 min: 46,900
On-Time Performance: 72.8%

9.) New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK): 50,800 disrupted flights
Total Flights: 218,000
Flights Delayed Between 15 – 180 min: 42,800
On-Time Performance: 71.9%

10.) Boston Logan International Airport (BOS): 50,100 disrupted flights
Total Flights: 195,500
Flights Delayed Between 15 – 180 min: 42,000
On-Time Performance: 71.1%

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