Revealed: New York’s LaGuardia is the U.S airport most prone to cancellations – and Salt Lake City the least
- The second worst for delays is revealed to be Norfolk International in Virginia
- Charleston International and Great Rochester International also fare badly
- Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta singled out for improving cancellations the most
New York’s LaGuardia is the US airport most prone to cancellations, a new study has revealed.
Researchers found that the hub had the most cancellations out of 74 other airports in America in 2018.
At the other end of the table is Salt Lake City Airport, which is the least prone to services being axed.
A new study has revealed that New York’s LaGuardia Airport, pictured, is the most prone to cancellations
The research was conducted by InsureMyTrip, which ranked the airports after looking at statistics provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
LaGuardia may have been ranked the worst, but as the researchers point out, Winter Storm Grayson in January 2018 forced the airport to temporarily shut down.
They also noted that severe weather was to blame for most cancellation blocks in 2018.
Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Michael also forced groundings at many eastern U.S. airports and residual delays nationwide.
The second worst for delays is revealed to be Norfolk International in Virginia, followed by Charleston International in third.
In fourth spot is Great Rochester International while Philadelphia International rounds out the top five.
Salt Lake City Airport, pictured, is the least prone to services being axed, according to the figures
Also featuring in the top 10 is Newark Liberty (sixth), Theodore Francis Green (seventh), Ronald Reagan Washington (eighth), Richmond International (ninth) and Raleigh-Durham International (10th).
Noted in the research is that Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (ATL) makes an on-time performance comeback. A power outage there steered higher cancellation numbers in 2017.
Meanwhile, roughly one per cent of scheduled flights at Fort Lauderdale International called it quits in 2018. That’s an improvement from 2.7 per cent in 2017.
And looking ahead to next year, InsureMyTrip anticipates the grounding of Boeing 737 Max aircraft will result in a higher number of reported flight delays and cancellations for hub airports in 2019.
MailOnline Travel has contacted LaGuardia Airport for comment.
THE US AIRPORTS MOST AND LEAST PRONE TO FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS
1. LaGuardia, New York
2. Norfolk International, Virginia
3. Charleston International, North Carolina
4. Great Rochester International, New York
5. Philadelphia International, Pennsylvania
6. Newark Liberty International, New Jersey
7. Theodore Francis Green Airport, Rhode lsland
8. Ronald Reagan Washington National
9. Richmond International, Virginia
10. Raleigh-Durham International, North Carolina
11. Buffalo Niagara International, New York
12. Charlotte Douglas International, North Carolina
13. JFK International, New York
14. Boston Logan International, Massachusetts
15. Hartford Bradley International, Connecticut
16. Chicago Midway International Illinois
17. Grand Rapids International, Michigan
18. Chicago O’Hare International, Illinois
19. Baltimore Washington International, Maryland
20. Cleveland-Hopkins International, Ohio
21. John Glenn Columbus International, Ohio
22. Pittsburgh International, Pennsylvania
23. Louisville International-Standiford Field, Kentucky
24. Cincinatti International, Ohio
25. Dallas Fort Worth International, Texas
26. Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International, Alabama
27. Jacksonville International, Florida
28. Palm Beach International, Florida
29. Milwaukee International, Wisconsin
30. Indianapolis International, Indiana
31. Memphis International, Tennessee
32. Burbank Bob Hope, California
33. Washington Dulles International
34. Nashville International, Tennessee
35. Houston William P Hobby, Texas
36. St Louis Lambert International, Missouri
37. Eppley Airfield, Nebraska
38. Kansas International, Missouri
39. Dallas Love Field, Texas
40. San Francisco International, California
41. Southwest Florida International, Florida
42. Will Rogers World Airport, Oklahoma
43.Louis Armstrong New Orleans International
44. Ted Stevens Anchorage International, Alaska
45. Metropolitan Oakland International, California
46. Tampa International, Florida
47. Orlando International, Florida
48. Miami International, Florida
49. Minneapolis-St Paul International, Minnesota
50. Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International, Florida
51. Detroit Metro Wayne County, Michigan
52. George Bush Intercontinental/Houston, Texas
53. Austin – Bergstrom International, Texas
54. Albuquerque International Sunport, New Mexico
55. San Antonio International, Texas
56. San Diego International, California
57. Luis Munoz Marin International, Puerto Rico
58. San Jose International, California
59. Los Angeles International, California
60. Daniel K Inouye International, Hawaii
61. Tucson International, Arizona
62. Spokane International, Washington
63. Denver International, Colorado
64. Ontario International, California
65. Phoenix Sky Harbor International, Arizona
66. McCarran International Las Vegas, Nevada
67. John Wayne Airport-Orange County, California
68. Seattle/Tacoma International, Washington
69. Reno/Tahoe International, Nevada
70. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, Georgia
71. Portland International, Oregon
72. Sacramento International, California
73. Kahului Airport, Hawaii
74. Boise Air Terminal, Idaho
75. Salt Lake City International, Utah
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