NorCal Airport Made Top-5 List: Worst For Delays

Sometimes delays happen. We hate them, but we prefer to have a plane that doesn’t have issues, or tired pilots, whatever the delay may be.

But sometimes delays have no reason at all, and just are late, or there was a staffing issue, whatever it is. There’s a new list of the airports who are the worst offenders for delays, and a Northern California airport made the list, and you’ve probably been through there, and may have even been delayed getting there.

The list comes from, and they looked at data from the 50 most busy airports in America. Three of the top-5 airports with the worst delays are around New York – Newark Liberty International had only 66.5% on-time arrivals, LaGuardia had only 66.9% of their flights arrive on-time, and John F. Kennedy International had 69.2% arrive on-time. Boston’s Logan International made fifth place at 72.1% on-time arrivals.

San Francisco was called “a pocket of misery.” SFO made 3rd in the top-5 list of worst delays for arrivals, with 69% of arriving flights being delayed for some reason. The list is actually a 10-year average, from ’07 through ’17, but still, if you’re flying through San Francisco, there’a a pretty good chance that you’ll be delayed. You’re actually better off flying into San Jose or Oakland, as those airports made the “least delays” list.

The 5 best airports, as-in the least amount of arrival delays are:
01) Kahului, Hawaii (88.3% of arriving flights were on-time)
02) Honolulu, Hawaii (86.3%)
03) Salt Lake City (85.1%)
04) Orange County (83.1%)
05) Phoenix (82.9%)

San Jose made 8th spot with 81.9% arriving on-time, and Oakland landed in 11th with 80.7% on-time.

Will this change any plans you may have for connecting flights?


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