Bad Airports

Travel insurance firm InsureMyTrip has issued its latest airport ranking, showing which U.S. airports are more prone to flight cancellations.

Here are the key findings:

  • New York’s LaGuardia reports the highest percentage of canceled flights for the second year in a row. Winter Storm Grayson was a contributing factor in 2018, forcing the airport to temporarily shut down.
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (ATL) makes an on-time performance comeback in 2018. A power outage at ATL steered higher cancellation numbers in 2017.
  • Roughly one percent of scheduled flights at Fort Lauderdale International called it quits in 2018. That’s an improvement from 2.7 percent in 2017.
  • Severe weather was to blame for most cancellation blocks in 2018.  Hurricane Florence, Hurricane Michael, and Winter Storm Grayson forced groundings at many Eastern U.S. airports and residual delays nationwide.
  • Salt Lake City International maintains a consistent reputation for punctuality. The airport celebrates another year of shocking low cancellations.
  • InsureMyTrip anticipates the grounding of Boeing Max 737 aircraft will result in a higher number of reported flight delays and cancellations for hub airports in 2019. Those on-time performance records have yet to be submitted.

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