United States Airports: The best and worst of the year

The prestigious website ThePointsGuy.com published a ranking on November 8, announcing the best and worst airports in the United States in this 2018.

To elaborate the list, the authors took into account different variables such as punctuality, accessibility from the city and its metropolitan area and comfort of its facilities.

The Points Guy affirms that it did not use opinions or surveys to elaborate the ranking, but that the management of the variables was based on quantifiable data and mathematical formulas. The sources ranged from the US Department of Transportation, to third-party databases and data from the airports themselves.

The first position of the best airport of the year was for Phoenix-Sky Harbor. This airport of the state of Arizona, which served 43,921,670 passengers during 2017, showed a solid approval of the variables used for the ranking.

Its low rates of delays and cancellations of flights, ease of access by car or bus, economical parking and speed in the security controls to passengers, were some of the points where the Phoenix Airport stood out.

The second and third positions were for the airports of Salt Lake City and Portland respectively.

Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport
Phoenix-Sky Harbor Airport.

The authors highlighted the improvements that the Washington-Dulles, Tampa, Denver and Detroit airports have had in recent years.

Meanwhile, the three worst airports in the ranking have been those of New York: John Kennedy, LaGuardia and Newark Liberty were located at the bottom of the list, due to delays in flights, cancellations, long waiting times for connections and duration of the car trip to get to them.

New York John F. Kennedy International Airport
New York John F. Kennedy Airport.

Best United States airports in 2018

  1. Phoenix Sky Harbor (PHX)
  2. Salt Lake City (SLC)
  3. Portland (PDX)
  4. San Diego (SAN)
  5. Tampa (TPA)
  6. Charlotte Douglas (CLT)
  7. Philadelphia (PHL)
  8. Washington Dulles (IAD)
  9. Houston George Bush Intercontinental (IAH)
  10. Washington Ronald Reagan (DCA)
  11. Las Vegas McCarran (LAS)
  12. Miami (MIA)
  13. Honolulu Daniel K. Inouye (HNL)
  14. Minneapolis-Saint Paul (MSP)
  15. Chicago Midway (MDW)

Worst United States airports in 2018

  1. Boston logan (BOS)
  2. Denver (DEN)
  3. Baltimore/Washington (BWI)
  4. Atlanta Harstfield-Jackson (ATL)
  5. Detroit Metropolitan (DTW)
  6. Seattle-Tacoma (SEA)
  7. San Francisco (SFO)
  8. Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW)
  9. Orlando (MCO)
  10. Chicago O’hare (ORD)
  11. Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood (FLL)
  12. Los Ángeles International (LAX)
  13. New York Newark Liberty (EWR)
  14. New York La Guardia (LGA)
  15. New York John F. Kennedy (JFK)

To read the full report, you can visit the website The Points Guy.

Images: Moto “Club4AG” Miwa, ZHoover123, Brandon Van Acker.
Iani Nikolov
News Reporter

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