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SLC Airport ranked number one for on-time departures

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 News) - The Salt Lake International Airport is number one in the country when it comes to on-time departures, according to the Department of Transportation.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 News) - The Salt Lake International Airport is number one in the country when it comes to on-time departures, according to the Department of Transportation.

Last year, nearly 90 percent of departures at the airport were on time.

“We try to create the most efficient facility that we can,” said Dave Korzep, Superintendent of Airport Operation.

Fewer flights and fewer passengers last year helped ease congestion, according to Korzep, who also credits careful planning. “We meet weekly with air traffic controllers, we meet with airline partners on a weekly basis, we have game plan if we have big events in town or conventions,” he said. “We try to pre-plan for everything so I think it's all about relationship building.”

The airports that ranked worst for on-time departures include Newark Liberty, San Francisco and Chicago Midway.
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