December 12. Experts at online travel marketplace Hopper recently examined historical and current disruption rates from major U.S. airports to reveal the worst hubs for winter and holiday travel.
Denver International (DEN), Orlando International (MCO) and Las Vegas’ Harry Reid International (LAS) Airports top the unfortunate list, with roughly one in four flights disrupted on departure in the last three months.
The data isn’t far off from last year’s holiday travel period when disruption rates at each airport were above 30 percent. Meanwhile, approximately 6 percent of departing flights were canceled at each airport.
In the New York City area, Newark Liberty International (EWR) and John F. Kennedy International (JFK) Airports also struggle when it comes to getting holiday travelers to their destination on time.
It doesn’t help that airlines have been forced to scrap departures at the airports due to an ongoing shortage of air traffic controllers that’s forced the FAA to limit flights from the region.
Source: Travel Pulse