Stats: New York Worst to Fly Through During Hurricane Season

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Newark Liberty International Airport had the worst on-time performance during hurricane season. // Photo by tupungato/iStock Editorial/Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

New York City could be the worst area to fly through this hurricane season, according to a new report from InsureMyTrip. The travel insurance website analyzed the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) on-time performance data and found that all three of the airports serving the New York area -- Newark, LaGuardia and JFK -- had the worst performance during hurricane season, which officially runs from June 1 through November 30. 

The findings dovetail with another recent study, which found that New York City area airports occupied three of the top four slots for summer flight delays

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is ranked the best overall for handling delays and cancellations during hurricane season. It is also the busiest.

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Newark Liberty International, LaGuardia, and John F. Kennedy International are ranked the worst overall for delays and cancellations during hurricane season. All three airports are twice as likely to report a weather delay than any other airport on the list.

Here is the full list of the top 25 busiest airports in the U.S. during hurricane season, ranked from the worst on-time performance to the best:

  1. Newark, NJ: Newark Liberty International
  2. New York, NY: LaGuardia
  3. New York, NY: John F. Kennedy International
  4. Houston, TX: George Bush Intercontinental/Houston
  5. Washington, DC: Ronald Reagan Washington National
  6. Dallas/Fort Worth, TX: Dallas/Fort Worth International
  7. Fort Lauderdale, FL: Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International
  8. Philadelphia, PA: Philadelphia International
  9. Boston, MA: Logan International
  10. Baltimore, MD: Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall
  11. Dallas, TX: Dallas Love Field
  12. Orlando, FL: Orlando International
  13. Houston, TX: William P Hobby
  14. Miami, FL: Miami International
  15. Washington, DC: Washington Dulles International
  16. Fort Myers, FL: Southwest Florida International
  17. Raleigh/Durham, NC: Raleigh-Durham International
  18. Austin, TX: Austin - Bergstrom International
  19. Tampa, FL: Tampa International
  20. Charlotte, NC: Charlotte Douglas International
  21. Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh International
  22. Nashville, TN: Nashville International
  23. San Antonio, TX: San Antonio International
  24. New Orleans, LA: Louis Armstrong New Orleans International
  25. Atlanta, GA: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International

Source: InsureMyTrip

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