suntimes
DYNAMIC 
Weather Updates

O’Hare worst in on-time ratings among U.S. airports

Stranded delayed passengers were commsight O'Hare International Airport January February according governement report out Thursday. |  File phoAl Podgorski~Sun-Times

Stranded and delayed passengers were a common sight at O'Hare International Airport in January and February, according to a governement report out Thursday. | File photo, Al Podgorski~Sun-Times

storyidforme: 47561332
tmspicid: 1445646
fileheaderid: 990722

Updated: April 11, 2013 1:56PM



Airlines are struggling this year to get planes to the gate on time.

U.S. carriers in January and February only saw 80.3 percent of their flights arrive on time, the government reported Thursday. That’s down from a record 84.9 percent during last year’s storm-free winter.

Mother Nature hasn’t been as cooperative. The percent of flights canceled this February doubled to 2.4 percent from 1.2 percent in the same month in 2012.

As for airports, Phoenix had the best on-time departure and arrival rates in February while Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport had the lowest. A flight is still considered on time if it arrives within 15 minutes of its scheduled time.



© 2014 Sun-Times Media, LLC. All rights reserved. This material may not be copied or distributed without permission. For more information about reprints and permissions, visit www.suntimesreprints.com. To order a reprint of this article, click here.