Among airports in the Southeast (and other places), Charleston International Airport had one of the best records for on-time departures and arrivals for March, according to a report released in May by the U.S. Department of Transportation, which reports monthly statistics for airports across the nation. The DOT's air travel report doesn't look at just departures and arrivals, but also other things, such as missing baggage, customer service complaints and incidents involving animals and pets.
You can read the latest report, including the raw data from airports across the country.
With one of the biggest flying holidays just departed and the summer travel season looming with June's arrival, let’s compare airports to which you might be tempted to drive. Maybe we can save you a trip, or at least help you understand that if you're waiting at the airport in Orlando, Fla., well that's just to be expected.
On-time percentages March 2016
|Nashville, Tenn. (BNA)||84.0%||85.7%||84.9%|
|Chicago O'Hare (ORD)||81.3%||78.6%||80.0%|
|Orlando, Fla. (MCO)||77.4%||78.4%||77.9%|
Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, Air Travel Consumer Report May 2016