Bush Intercontinental Airport ranks second in flight cancellations, report says


HOUSTON – A new report shows Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport ranks second among U.S. airports with the most flight cancellations.

The research released by InsureMyTrip is based from information compiled last year. 

The report said Bush Airport had a total of 129,271 scheduled flights, and of that number, there were 3,529 cancellations.

The Houston Airport System said the report failed to mention that 74 percent of the cancellations happened between Aug. 26 and Sept. 5, when the airport was essentially shut down due to Hurricane Harvey.

HAS said 2016, said in 2016, IAH reported 1,651 cancellations out of 136,741 scheduled departures.

LaGuardia Airport in New York came in first place. 

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International in Fort Lauderdale, Newark Liberty International in Newark, New Jersey, and John F. Kennedy International in New York round out the top five.

Dallas/Fort Worth International was No. 17 on the list.

InsureMyTrip.com says the information should be useful to passengers so they will get to know airline cancellation policies.