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Which Airports in the U.S. Had The Most Delays Recently?

Kahului Airport in Maui, Hawaii, was the most heavily disrupted airport in February with almost a third of scheduled flights delayed or canceled

by Fergus Cole

March 17, 2023

Photo: Courtesy of Matthew Smith / Unsplash

Air passenger rights company, AirHelp, has released the ranking of airports with the most flight delays and cancellations in the U.S. during February 2023.

According to flight data compiled by AirHelp, Kahului Airport (OGG) in Hawaii had the highest proportion of flights disrupted last month, with 30.82% of scheduled flights delayed or canceled. However, unlike some mainland airports affected by severe winter weather, it is unclear what caused almost a third of flights at Maui’s principal airport to be disrupted in February.

Reno/Tahoe International Airport (RNO) had the second-highest proportion of flight disruptions at 29.15%. The Nevada airport saw significant disruption due to extreme winter weather, with Southwest Airlines suffering the most delays and cancellations.

Harry Reid International Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas was the third most disrupted airport in the country last month, with 28.52% of its scheduled flights delayed or canceled. Many of these flight disruptions were caused by strong winds and snow.

Photo: Las Vegas International Airport. Courtesy of Lukas Souza / Unsplash

Las Vegas was followed closely by Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), which logged 28.51% of its flights disrupted in February. Like RNO and LAS, many of these disruptions were also caused by extreme weather, with winter storms causing power outages and school closures across Texas last month.

And DFW wasn’t the only Dallas airport to see significant disruption last month. Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL) was also in the top-5, with 4.85% of its flights canceled.

The final airport to make the list of the five most disrupted U.S. airports in February was Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), which logged disruption on 28.23% of its scheduled flights last month.

Photo: Boston-Logan International Airport. Courtesy of Philippe Murray-Pietsch / Unsplash

Unfortunately, things don’t seem to be much better in Boston this month, with hundreds of flights canceled or delayed just this week due to another winter storm. On Tuesday, March 14, up to 154 flights were canceled at the airport—the second-highest number of any airline in the world on that day, according to FlightAware. This comprised around 26% of its scheduled services, while 128 flights (22%) were delayed.

On a lighter note, Knoxville’s McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) was revealed as the most reliable U.S. airport in February, with more than 85% of its scheduled flights leaving on time.

Salt Lake City (SLC) also got a special mention as a better alternative than Denver (DEN) for winter sports enthusiasts. Meanwhile, Jacksonville (JAX) and Tampa (TPA) were revealed as the best options for sun-seekers, with less than 18% of flights disrupted at each airport.