Portland International
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% of on-time departures: 87.9%
% of on-time arrivals: 84.6%

Portland International handles 13 million passengers a year, nearly 90% of all the airline traffic in the state of Oregon, according to FlightStats, a website that tracks airline fares, performance and flying conditions.

Despite serving several weather-challenged destinations, including the Pacific Northwest, Vancouver and Alaska, Portland is one of the nation's most dependable airports.

Its on-time departure rate in 2012 almost duplicated the 87.8% it recorded in 2011, according to the Department of Transportation.

Arrival rates are nearly as good. In 2012, 84.6% of flights came in on time, the ninth best ranking among the 29 major airports.

Source: United States Department of Transportation's Ranking of Major Airport On-Time Departure Performance January 1-December 31, 2012.
- Last updated May 03 2013 09:49 AM ET
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