Did you feel like one in every five flights you took was late in 2004? Or maybe you felt 20% of your flights were late. Or 1/5th. . If you felt any of those things, you were right on as the government announced yesterday that 20% of all flights arrived more than 15 minutes late in 2004. Only 16% of flights were delayed the prior year. No one airline did wildly better or worse than anyone else, though, if you must point a finger, Delta was the worst of the majors with a 76% on-time arrival rate.
Of the airports, O’Hare was the worst with a 70% on time rate, while Houston Intercontinental was the best with an 87% on time percentage.