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Flights do depart on time—at some airports. Find out which U.S. hubs are least likely to keep you waiting on the tarmac.


It’s easy to complain about air travel, but if you’re passing through Salt Lake City, consider yourself lucky: The airport has recaptured its title as the No. 1 airport in America for on-time departures. That means you’ve got more than a 90 percent chance of being punctual.

Each year, Travel + Leisure reviews data from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics to reveal which U.S. airports have the best and worst records for flight delays over a 12-month period (in this case, July 2011 to June 2012).

Find out the ranking of your local airport.

America's Best Airports for Avoiding Flight Delays

Flights do depart on time—at some airports. Find out which U.S. hubs are least likely to keep you waiting on the tarmac.


It’s easy to complain about air travel, but if you’re passing through Salt Lake City, consider yourself lucky: The airport has recaptured its title as the No. 1 airport in America for on-time departures. That means you’ve got more than a 90 percent chance of being punctual.

Each year, Travel + Leisure reviews data from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics to reveal which U.S. airports have the best and worst records for flight delays over a 12-month period (in this case, July 2011 to June 2012).

Find out the ranking of your local airport.

Michael Schoenfeld / Courtesy of Salt Lake City Department of Airports

America's Best Airports for Avoiding Flight Delays

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