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January 21, 2009

On-Time Highs (OAK) and Lows (SFO)

Filed under: Uncategorized — Chris @ 5:43 pm

It comes as no surprise to most BAT readers that New York’s three major airports were the worst in the nation for on-time performance in 2008 (according to flightstats.com). Both LaGuardia and Newark operated on-time 62 percent of the time; Kennedy performed slightly better at 64 percent. Chicago-O’Hare was fourth worst with 67 percent on-time operations. Somewhat surprising (considering that your BAT editor has had pretty good luck) San Francisco (SFO) came in fifth worst with just 69 percent of flights arriving on time. BATs seeking great on-time performance would do best to fly out of OAK, which landed fourth BEST for on-time performance with 80.4% of 2008 flights arriving on-time. (Flightstats did not provide data on San Jose flights.) For 2008 as a whole, Salt Lake City (SLC) took the honors for on-time arrivals by getting 83% of its flights to the gate within 15 minutes of schedule. The rest of the top five included:

* Phoenix PHX – 81%
* Portland, OR PDX – 80%
* Oakland OAK – 80%
* Cincinnati/Hebron CVG – 80%

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