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Midway Ranks Last in Flight Departures

Good news if you're running late for your flight: Midway's late too



    Midway Ranks Last in Flight Departures
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    DALLAS, TX - FEBRUARY 01: An airline passenger sleeps in Terminal D at DFW International Airport on February 1, 2011 in Dallas, Texas. A major ice storm hit the Dallas/Fort Worth area overnight days before Super Bowl XLV is to be be held in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

    Running late? So is Midway.

    Midway Airport had the fewest on-time departures of 29 airports for the ninth month in a row, according to new U.S. Department of Transportation statistics.

    Compared to the top-rated Seattle-Tacoma International's 85.1 percent of on-time flights in January, Midway's planes left on schedule only 60 percent of the time, the Sun-Times reports.

    O'Hare wound up in 21st place with 73.9 percent. 

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    Southwest Airlines, which ranked last nationwide for on-time arrivals among major domestic carriers, didn't help Midway's timing. But the airport is getting its act together.

    January's 60 percent on-time flights is up from 49.9 in December.