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O'Hare, Midway rank near bottom for on-time departure rates

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - Chicago’s O’Hare International and Midway airports came in near the bottom of the barrel for March on-time departure rates, new data released Thursday showed.

Midway was dead last among 29 major airports, with a 65.87 percent on-time departure rate, down from 69.80 percent the previous March, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.

O’Hare came in No. 26 of 29 airports surveyed by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Its on-time departure rate was 72.34 percent — a slight improvement from 71.78 percent the previous March.

Based on on-time arrival rates, O’Hare came in second-to-last, at No. 28, with a 73.10 percent on-time rate, down from 76.44 percent the previous March.

Midway’s ranking was a much higher 19, with a 76.34 percent on-time arrival rate — down from 79.04 percent in March 2013.

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