Global Gateway Alliance just released a survey ranking the statistics of the airports in the United States on on-time performance. That report? It didn't fare well for New York City airports.
The report shows on-time arrivals for the major airports in the United States during 2014 and 2015. Want to know where NYC's ranked?
In a twist that should surprise absolutely no one, NYC's airports ranked last in the country in on-time arrivals in 2015.
In another twist that's the least surprising news of the century, notoriously dismal LaGuardia ranked in as the absolute worst, with only 70.91% of flights arriving on time.
"These findings confirm what we've long known - New York's airports are the most delayed in the nation," said Joe Sitt, chairman and founder of Global Gateway Alliance said in a statement. "And it's only getting worse for millions of passengers."
Sadly, AM New York reported that Port Authority did not respond for comment. We were definitely curious to hear what they'd have to say about this.
Still, the consolation of the whole situation is that at least LaGuardia is scheduled to undergo a remodeling. A $4 billion remodeling at that.
Also, we did improve in one area of flight: Newark. In 2014, only 71.34% of Newark's flights arrived on time. In 2015 things went way up for Newark's arrivals, to 75.42%.
Way to go Newark. You're making us all look better.
If you're looking to fly out of the city, though, JFK is still your best bet. In 2015, 77.9% of JFK's flights took off on time.
Also, we can pat ourselves on the back about the fact that we actually don't have the worst airports in the whole country.
Chicago's Midway airport once again took away the prize of worst airport in the country, with only 74.48% flights taking off on time.
Still, Chicago did improve from 2014 when they had 65.71% of flights taking off on time.
Still, it's good to know that dismal though our airports are, we can still beat Chicago in pizza and flying. Also, we believe in the bright future of LaGuardia. Or, so we keep telling ourselves.[via AM New York]