Midway ranked last for on-time departures in Dec. 2010

February 10, 2011 2:09:17 PM PST
Chicago's Midway Airport came in last for on-time departures during December 2010.

According to the Department of Transportation, only about half of the flights took off when they were supposed to. That put Midway in last place among the 29 airports tracked by the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

It appears much of the problem can be linked to Southwest Airlines, the main carrier at the airport.

More than 67 percent of the flights arriving at Midway were on time. That puts Midway in 21st place among the 29 airports. O'Hare was 19th.

Chicago-based United Airlines ranked first in on-time arrivals when compared to other major domestic carriers.

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