RDU ranked among the worst US airports for cancellations and delays this summer :: WRAL.com

RDU ranked among the worst US airports for cancellations and delays this summer :: WRAL.com

(CNN) – Summer flights are a mess, with flight delays and cancellations showing no signs of giving up.

US airlines have canceled more than 100,000 flights this year, with 30,000 cancellations just since Memorial Day weekend, according to data from the flight tracking site FlightAware.

Mounting disturbances occur as the number of air passengers reaches heights from the pandemic era.

Flight cancellations in the US are highest at airports in the New York area, while three airports in Florida are in the top 10 for most flight delays.

So who’s to blame for this messy summer travel season? Depends on who you ask.

Airlines with short staffing say that the federal government also has little staffing at air traffic control facilities.

“From an industry perspective in the United States, New York, Newark and Florida are real challenges with air traffic control,” United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby told CNN’s Richard Quest.

But the Federal Aviation Administration blames the airline’s manning problems, as well as bad weather and heavy air traffic.

Transport Secretary Pete Buttigieg recently told CNN that he sees improvements, but he still expects the airlines to do better.

“Look, we expect the airlines to deliver to passengers and be able to service the tickets they sell,” Buttigieg said.

No matter how the summer plane chaos is explained, it is passengers who are caught in the middle.

US airports with the most summer cancellations

A FlightAware analysis for CNN shows airports in the New York area leading the country for cancellations of flights: Newark and LaGuardia are No. 1 and 2 among US airports for cancellations of flights.

Nearly 8% of flights leaving Newark have been canceled since May 28 and more than 7% of those leaving LaGuardia have been canceled. The other major airport in New York, JFK, comes in at No. 9.

The data cover the period from 28 May to 13 July.

Here are the US airports with the most summer cancellations with percentages of canceled flights:

  1. Newark Liberty International Airport: 7.9%
  2. LaGuardia Airport: 7.4%
  3. Reagan National Airport: 5.4%
  4. Raleigh-Durham International Airport: 4.3%
  5. Cleveland Hopkins International Airport: 3.7%
  6. Pittsburgh International Airport: 3.7%
  7. Philadelphia International Airport: 3.6%
  8. Boston Logan International Airport: 3.6%
  9. John F. Kennedy International Airport: 3.5%
  10. Charlotte Douglas International Airport: 3.4%

US airports with the most summer delays

The FlightAware data also looks at summer delays.

Airports in Florida take three of the top 10 seats for most flight delays this summer.

One-third of all Orlando flights have been delayed, with more than a quarter of all flights delayed from Miami and Fort Lauderdale.

But the No. 1 airport for delays is the Chicago Midway.

New York airports also have problems, with nearly a third of flights delayed at Newark and JFK airports.

Among the top 10 US airports for summer delays, all had at least a quarter of the delays.

Here are the top 10 US airports for delays this summer with percentages of flights delayed:

  1. Chicago Midway International Airport: 36%
  2. Orlando International Airport: 33%
  3. John F. Kennedy Intl Airport: 31.1%
  4. Newark Liberty International Airport: 30%
  5. Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport: 30%
  6. Miami International Airport: 28.3%
  7. Charlotte Douglas International Airport: 27.8%
  8. Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Intl Airport: 27.2%
  9. Denver International Airport: 27.2%
  10. Harry Reid Intl Airport: 26.7%

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.