New York’s Big Three Airports Rank at Bottom of On-Time Performance

Posted on October 15, 2008 by LCT Staff - Also by this author - About the author

NEW YORK CITY – All three New York area airports still ranked at the bottom for on-time performance in August among major U.S. airports, but the numbers were not quite as bad as in August 2007, U.S. Transportation Dept. statistics show.

At Kennedy Airport 58.6% of flights arrived on time, essentially the same as in August 2007, but its 67.2% on-time departure rate was nearly four points higher than a year earlier.

At LaGuardia Airport, on-time arrivals improved eight points to 65.6% and on-time departures went up about six points to 75%.

At Newark Airport, on-time arrivals improved about three points to 65.1%, but on-time departures gained just half a point to 66.9%. Figures from Flightstats, which reports more timely and comprehensive numbers than DOT but only for arrivals, also show some improvement at the airports in September. But all of them were still below 75% for on-time arrivals and ranked as three of the four worst for on-time performance among major airports for that month (Philadelphia sneaked in as second-worst at 69%).

The numbers bear watching because DOT made a big effort to improve on-time performance at the New York area airports this summer, sometimes with controversial measures, such as caps on the number of flights per hour at peak times. When the on-time performance in July showed almost no year-over-year improvement (DAILY, Sept. 4), the Air Transport Association and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey argued the unchanged numbers proved DOT’s caps at Kennedy, which they opposed, did not help and that the FAA was moving too slowly to implement operational improvements.

FAA Acting Administrator Robert Sturgell responded that other statistics showed that caps, operational improvements and airspace redesign had reduced the lengthier delays (DAILY Sept. 10).

Source: Aviation Daily

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