Major Airport Delays
Whether your trip is for business or pleasure, flight delays are one of the biggest headaches of air travel. Unfortunately for us, some of the worst delays are found at Texas airports.
According to a new ranking from Hopper, a site that analyzes flight information to help travelers find deals, Houston's William P. Hobby Airport is the No. 3 most delayed major airport in the U.S. The report found that 31.79 percent of flights departing from Hobby last year were late.
Hobby has been undergoing a $156 million transformation to add a new five-gate terminal, largely funded by Southwest Airlines. Construction has resulted in a series of alternating lane closures on entry roads leading to the passenger terminal and other airport access issues.
Dallas' Love Field comes in at No. 4; departures were delayed 30.04 percent of the time. "Lucky for passengers," says Hopper, "that the whole airport is currently undergoing a mega $519 million modernization program and is set to see the addition of all-new chic lobby spaces, shops and departure lounges."
Chicago's Midway International Airport ranks No. 1 on the list, where 34.29 percent of last year's departing flights experienced delays. Chicago's O'Hare International Airport comes in at No. 2 with 32.66 percent of flights delayed.
To see all 10 of the slowest airports in the U.S., visit Hopper.