Salt Lake City Int'l Airport is No. 1 in Punctuality

The state's largest airport also ranked No. 2 in on-time departures, just .06 percent behind No. 1 Houston.

Airport managers have taken steps to ensure timely flights by doing runway repairs in the middle of the night instead of during peak travel times, Christensen said.

Besides good managers, Christensen points to the FAA's air traffic controllers who are stationed in Salt Lake City.

"Not all controllers across the nation are created equally. Trust me," he said.

Megan Holbrook, chair of the Utah Air Travel Commission, agreed.

"We have a really good seasoned crew of air traffic controllers," she said. Contributing: Associated Press E-mail:

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