U.S. Airports With The Least Delays Last Year
Which airports in the United States had the most on-time departures in 2022?
New data from Cirium, an aviation analytics company, reveals the answer. Every year, Cirium compiles data on the airlines and airports around the world with the most on-time flights.
Of the top 10 global airports of 2022, six are located in the United States and had over 80% on-time departures last year.
In a year that was marked by airline meltdowns, lost baggage, holiday flight delays, and airport chaos, these airports kept things running as smoothly as possible.
Here are the top 6 U.S. airports with the most on-time departures in 2022:
1. Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)
On-time departures: 83.87%
The airport with the most on-time departures in the United States in 2022 was Salt Lake City International Airport in Utah.
Located 4 miles west of Downtown Salt Lake City, this airport serves more than 11 million passengers per year. Although it’s not one of the busiest airports in the United States (ranking 21st) it’s still a major airport, with more than 340 departing flights per day to 95 nonstop destinations.
Passengers flying out of Salt Lake City can feel confident that this airport has the highest rate of on-time departures in the United States (and the 3rd-highest in the world.)
2. Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW)
On-time departures: 82.62%
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport is one of the main transportation hubs in the United States, with more than 1,100 departing flights per day to destinations across four continents.
Located about 22 miles from Downtown Detroit, this major international airport sees more than 18 million passengers per year.
Along with having a high rate of on-time departures, this airport also regularly ranks as one of the best airports in the United States based on terminal facilities, check-in, security, baggage claim, food and retail options, and efficiency.
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3. Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
On-time departures: 82.54%
Next up on the list of the U.S. airports with the most on-time departures is Philadelphia International Airport.
Ranking 3rd in the U.S. and 5th worldwide, this airport has an 82.54% on-time departure rate for more than 320 flights per day. Serving more than 12 million passengers per year, Philadelphia International Airport is a busy transportation hub that runs very efficiently.
4. Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP)
On-time departures: 81.95%
Minneapolis-St. Paul International consistently ranks as the best airport in the United States for passenger satisfaction on a variety of factors.
In addition to ranking as one of the best airports nationwide, it also has one of the highest rates on on-time flights.
This airport is located 8 miles southwest of Downtown Minneapolis and operates more than 1,000 flights per day and serves more than 27 million passengers annually, making it the 17th busiest airport in the U.S.
5. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)
On-time departures: 81.04%
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is ranked as the 8th busiest airport in the United States, with more than 1,200 flights per day and 25 million passengers per year.
Located 15 miles from Seattle and 22 miles from Tacoma, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is the largest airport in Washington State.
This West Coast airport has nonstop flights to 91 domestic destinations and 27 international destinations. It also usually ranks in the top 10 of the best airports in the United States for passenger satisfaction.
6. Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)
On-time departures: 80.68%
Finally on this list of airports with the most on-time departures is Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina.
Located 6 miles west of Downtown Charlotte, this airport is another one of the top 10 busiest in the country, with more than 630 flights per day and 25 million passengers per year.
Despite how busy it is, this airport ranks highly among passenger satisfaction and has an over 80% rate on on-time departures.
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