Photo by pisaphotography/Shutterstock.com
Studies show that NY and NJ airports will face major delays this summer.

If you traveled to or from New York and New Jersey airports in the last year and experienced major delays, it wasn’t just your bad luck. The New York and New Jersey airports ranked the worst in the national delay rankings.

The study was issued on Monday by Global Gateway Alliance (GGA), which is a nonprofit advocacy organization whose aim is to address major challenges of the metropolitan region’s airports. According to the study, LaGuardia Airport (LGA), John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Newark Liberty International Airport (Newark) were the most delayed in the nation. The study compared the arrival and departure performance of the 29 top U.S. airports in the last year and compared the data with 2014.

“Passengers flying through our airports are getting held up at every turn and with the busy summer period ahead, delays will only get worse,” GGA Chairman Joe Sitt said in the statement. “It is past time for Congress to fully fund the roll out of the NextGen air traffic control system here in the New York region where it’s most needed, because delays are bad for passengers, the airports and our reputation, hurting our economy in the long term.”

According to GGA the delays worsened in July with on-time performance at its lowest point.

LGA, JFK and Newark airports ranked in the bottom third for on-time performance over the summer months between 2011-2015.

Newark ranked in the last place, and it was the only airport to average an on-time performance rate below 70 percent.

LaGuardia was second worst of the three airports, ranking 23rd with 74 percent flights departing and arriving on time.

JFK had the highest on-time performance rate in the trio of airports at 75 percent and ranking 22nd.

Flights arriving at JFK, LGA and Newark airports had a greater chance of being delayed, with all three airports ranking in the bottom five places for arrivals as well.





Join The Discussion

Related Stories
Summer staycation fun and games while learning at home
Summer staycation fun and games while learning at home
Summer style and fun: The must-haves for summer 2020
Summer style and fun: The must-haves for summer 2020

Skip to toolbar