Just in time for summer travel season, discover “America’s most unreliable airports”

If you’re among the 45% of Americans taking a plane to a vacation destination this summer, just try to avoid Colorado’s Aspen/Pitkin County Airport.

That’s the takeaway from a ranking of the most unreliable airports in the country, based on data compiled by the personal injury attorneys at the Whitley Law Firm: Aspen/Pitkin had 6.41 cancellations per 100 departures, according to the company’s analysis — and of the 6,591 departures there between January 2023 and January 2024, the flights were delayed an average of 22.9 minutes each.  

Ranking second in the “least reliable” study was Santa Fe Municipal Airport in New Mexico. Not only were departures from there delayed an average of 14 minutes, but Google reviews of it also painted the facility as “stressful” and/or “unsafe.” 

Coming in third was a far larger airport, Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey. For every 100 reviews, 1.2 tag the airport as “stressful” and/or “unsafe,” and each flight from the major hub was delayed an average of 15.2 minutes.

Fourth place went to Tyler Pounds Regional Airport in Texas, which canceled 3.2 flights for every 100 departures, and each flight averaged a 9.5-minute departure delay.  

Rounding out the top five was Chicago Midway International Airport in Illinois. Each departure on average was delayed nearly 14 minutes, and two of every 100 flights were canceled between 2023 and 2024.  

So where should you fly if you can? Newport News/Williamsburg International in Virginia was ranked the Most Reliable Airport in the country, according to the company. 

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