Contact Us

What Airport Was Most Reliable for Arrivals and Departures in 2016? You’ll Never Guess (Really, You Won’t)

Airport
iStock

If you’ve gotta fly, you want to be coming — or going — to this airport.

The Department of Transportation has ranked the country’s 29 busiest airports to determine which performed best in on-time arrivals and departures in 2016.

You have to trek to Utah to find the gold standard for both. Salt Lake City led the nation in arrivals and departures, with more than 87% flights coming and going on time.

Take a look at the most efficient airports, with percentage of flights that arrived and departed on time last year.

On-Time Departures

  1. Salt Lake City (SLC) 87.50
  2. Portland, Ore. (PDX) 86.14
  3. Seattle (SEA) 85.55
  4. Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) 85.28
  5. Detroit (DTW) 84.46
  6. Washington, D.C. (IAD) 83.60
  7. Atlanta (ATL) 83.32
  8. San Diego (SAN) 83.14
  9. Phoenix (PHX) 83.08
  10. Charlotte (CLT) 82.94

On-Time Arrivals

  1. Salt Lake City, (SLC) 87.11
  2. Atlanta (ATL) 86.29
  3. Detroit (DTW) 85.43
  4. Charlotte (CLT) 84.36
  5. Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) 84.08
  6. Washington, D.C. (IAD) 83.92
  7. Portland, Ore. (PDX) 83.85
  8. Houston (IAH) 83.71
  9. Chicago (MDW) 83.47
  10. Seattle (SEA) 83.45

At the other end of the spectrum, all three New York/New Jersey airports finished toward the bottom, as did Los Angeles, proving the roadways aren’t the only problems in these metropolises.

Best of Kool 107.9

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://kool1079.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Kool Klub quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Kool Klub contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.