CHARLOTTE, NC - JANUARY 15: A general view of the air control tower at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport January 15, 2009 in Charlotte, North Carolina. US Airways flight 1549 crashed into the Hudson River in New York City this afternoon shortly after take-off from LaGuardia Airport on its way to Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Flying can be stressful these days. And for the most part, you don’t have too many options where you fly out or into. So when you need to get to your destination on time, it’s comforting to know that our local airport-Charlotte Douglas- ranks as one of the most on-time US Airports. I’ve flown several times in the past few months in/out of a total of 6 different airports and somehow I’ve gotten lucky and not had any significant delays or issues. But I’m well aware that’s not commonplace. Which is why this is such a telling and remarkable statistic.

It comes from a study by, in which they ranked the US airports based on a number of key metrics. This included the percentage of flights that depart on time which is what Charlotte-Douglas ranked high in. To create their overall rankings they also used the average Google review score, average daily aircraft operations, total passengers on flights, the number of shops and restaurants, and other metrics. CLT didn’t crack the top 10 for overall rankings, but timeliness is in my opinion the most important. Shops and restaurants are nice, but ultimately I’m in the airport to get to somewhere else.

Keep reading to see exactly where Charlotte Douglas ranked for on-time flights (hint it’s top 5). You’ll also find the top 10 highest-rated US Airports. Want to read the full study? You can do so here.

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