10 Airports With The Most Flight Cancellations In The U.S.

10 Airports With The Most Cancellation In The U.S.

InsureMyTrip examined the most recent flight cancellation data from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics ( BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to identify the airports that have been most affected by recent flight cancellations.

However, 27 of the 75 airports studied recorded a cancellation rate of more than 3 percent in 2022, compared with only six airports in 2021, although this year’s worst offender had a lower flight cancellation rate than last year’s ignominious first-place finisher.

10. Orlando International Airport (MCO)

With 3.7 percent of flights canceled in 2022, Orlando International Airport (MCO) completes the list of the worst U.S. airports for flight cancellations. 

9. Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)

At 3.73 percent, Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) had one of the worst airline cancellation rates in the nation last year. This number increased from 2.98 percent the year before.

8. Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)

Another Southwest operating base, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), holds consistent at eighth place despite a rise in flight cancellation rates from 2.97 percent in 2021 to 3.74 last year.

7. Florida’s Palm Beach International Airport (PBI)

Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) in Florida was one of the airports that experienced a considerable increase in flight cancellation rates last year, cancelling flights 3.79 percent of the time, up from just 1.53 percent the year before.


6. Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL)

Only slightly more flights were canceled at Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL) in 2022 (3.82 percent vs. 3.34 percent) than in 2021. 

5. Ronal Reagan Washington National Airport’s (DCA) 

The flight cancellation rate at Ronal Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) more than doubled in 2022, rising to 3.93 percent to take the fifth-worst spot in the nation.

4. Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)

At 4.82 percent, Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) had the fourth-highest national flight cancellation rate in the country. 

3. La Guardia Airport (LGA)

The number of cancelled flights increased most at New York City’s La Guardia Airport (LGA), from 1.47 in 2021 to 8.79 in 2022. The number represents a frightening 497.89% growth.

2. Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW)

Flight cancellation rates at Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) in Fort Myers significantly increased from 1.8 percent to 5.47 percent in 2022.

1. Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF)

The distressing 5.55 percent cancellation rate at Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF) in Western New York was the highest in the nation for 2022.