News Article - February 08, 2007

PHL improves on-time-departure ranking  
  Philadelphia International Airport improved its ranking for on-time departures in 2006, moving from last place to No. 27 out of 31 large airports, the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics said. The agency said 72.2 percent of flights left Philadelphia on time last year, compared with 71.9 percent in 2005. In on-time arrivals, the airport was in 27th place in both years; 70.4 percent of flights arrived on time last year, compared with 71.8 percent in 2005. Nationwide, airline delays rose last year to their highest level since 2000. About 22.6 percent of flights arrived at least 15 minutes late, the most since record delays of 23.9 percent in 2000.

Source - Philadelphia Inquirer