WASHINGTON — The area’s airports fare from middling to worse in a recent ranking of the nation’s 30 busiest.
Reagan National Airport came in at No. 13, while BWI/Marshall ranked No. 14 and Dulles only managed No. 24, on the list of the 30 busiest U.S. airports by the travel site The Points Guy.
The site ranked the airports on timeliness (flight delays and cancellations, as well as average security-line waits), accessibility (the time it takes to get to and from the airport, both by driving and public transport) and amenities (the number of restaurants and lounges, as well as parking and Wi-Fi fees), using a combination of data from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Google Maps and J.D. Power.
The Phoenix Sky Harbor ranked No. 1, followed by Portland (Oregon) International and San Diego International.
Three New York City-area airports made up the entire bottom three: Newark Liberty International, JFK International and, on the very bottom, LaGuardia Airport.
The only D.C.-area airport to get a nod from The Points Guy in any particular category was Dulles, despite its low overall ranking, which was cited for its “staggering number of airline lounges for an airport of its size.” They fare poorly on the probability of flight cancellations, though.
The full list:
- Phoenix Sky Harbor International (Arizona; PHX)
- Portland International (Oregon; PDX)
- San Diego International (California; SAN)
- Salt Lake City International (Utah; SLC)
- Honolulu International (Hawaii; HNL)
- Seattle-Tacoma International (Washington; SEA)
- Philadelphia International (Pennsylvania; PHL)
- Charlotte Douglas International (North Carolina; CLT)
- Las Vegas McCarran International (Nevada; LAS)
- Minneapolis-St. Paul International (Minnesota; MSP)
- Tampa International (Florida; TPA)
- San Francisco International (California; SFO)
- Washington Reagan National (Virginia; DCA)
- Baltimore-Washington International (Maryland; BWI)
- Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International (Florida; FLL)
- Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (Georgia; ATL)
- Chicago Midway International (Illinois; MDW)
- Boston Logan International (Massachusetts; BOS)
- Dallas/Fort Worth International (Texas; DFW)
- Miami International (Florida; MIA)
- Houston George Bush Intercontinental (Texas; IAH)
- Los Angeles International (California; LAX)
- Denver International (Colorado; DEN)
- Washington Dulles International (Virginia; IAD)
- Orlando International (Florida; MCO)
- Detroit Metro (Michigan; DTW)
- Chicago O’Hare International (Illinois; ORD)
- Newark Liberty International (New Jersey; EWR)
- John F. Kennedy International (New York; JFK)
- LaGuardia (New York; LGA)