Flights delayed: 25%*
An improved Midway cut 3% of its delays over last year. A similar jump next year and it may disappear from this list.
*Figures indicate the percentage of all flights that departed more than 15 minutes behind schedule from January 1, 2008, to August 31, 2008, and are from the U.S. Department of Transportation.
America's Best and Worst Airports 2008
Atlanta also improved its performance, jumping 5 percentage points from 2007.
Flights delayed: 26%*
The list’s biggest success story! JFK was tied for worst airport in 2007, but this year improved by a full 9%.
SFO is one of the newcomers this year—let’s hope it was an anomaly.
Flights delayed: 27%*
Dulles is another newcomer to the list in 2008.
Flights delayed: 28%*
LaGuardia improved its delays by 1 percentage point, but they still ranked in the worst 5, (down from #8 in 2007).
Flights delayed: 30%*
Dallas had only a slight increase in delays this year, but that 1 percentage point bumped them into the top 5.
Percentage of flights delayed: 31%*
What happened?! The drop from 28% in 2007 meant the airport's ranking jumped to the top 3—not a good place to be.
Flights delayed: 33%*
Newark Airport was #3 last year, but even though there was a decrease in delays, it inched closer to the top spot.
Flights delayed: 35%*
O’Hare won the dubious distinction of worst airport for delays in 2007, and things aren’t any better—even the percentage of delays has remained the same.