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3 Colorado airports land on list of worst for winter travel

Winter weather can wreak havoc on travel plans, but 3 Colorado airports rank among the worst in a new report.

DENVER — Denver International Airport (DIA) is the second-worst major airport when it comes to disrupted winter flights, according to a new report released Tuesday.

The report from Hopper says 13.6% of winter-season flights at DIA are disrupted by delays and cancellations.

Boston Logan Airport (BOS) is No. 1 on the list of major airports, according to the report, with 14.2% of flights disrupted.

Hopper also ranked the worst winter airports overall (including ski destinations) for delays and cancellations.

Pitkin County Airport in Aspen topped the list with 34.8% of winter flights disrupted, followed by Eagle County Regional Airport (Vail) at 22%.

Credit: KUSA

Worst major airports for delays & cancellations during winter

  1. Boston Logan Airport - 14.2% of flights disrupted
  2. Denver International Airport - 13.6% of flights disrupted
  3. Hopkins International Airport - 13.1% of flights disrupted
  4. Bradley International Airport - 12.6% of flights disrupted
  5. Louisville International Airport-Standiford Field - 12.4% of flights disrupted

Worst winter airports for delays & cancellations

  1. Pitkin County Airport, Aspen - 34.8% of flights disrupted
  2. Eagle County Regional Airport, Vail/Eagle - 22% of flights disrupted
  3. Hector International Airport, Fargo - 21.3% of flights disrupted
  4. Jackson Hole Airport, Wyoming - 17.3% of flights disrupted
  5. Burlington International Airport, Vermont - 15.8% of flights disrupted

Tips for preparing for delays and cancellations in winter

  1. Fly first thing in the morning.
  2. Give yourself a buffer day.
  3. Protect your trip.
  4. Always know what options you have available.
  5. Sign up for alerts & check flight status before you go to the airport.

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