If you are shopping for airfare deals for a late summer, fall or winter getaway, you should know the bad news about Newark Liberty Airport and how it compares with JFK and LaGuardia. The Wall St. Journal names Newark as the one airport to avoid.
According to Crain’s New YorkBusiness, Newark flights cost the most — The average fare for a round-trip or one-way ticket in the first quarter for flights at Newark Liberty International—the most expensive of the three airports—was $469.82 compared with $422 a year ago. The average fare over the same time period at JFK was $383.18, compared with $343.94 a year ago, while the fare at La Guardia was $348.99, up from $318.09 a year ago.
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in the Wall St. Journal, nearly half of the most delayed flights to and from all US airports go through Newark, with an average delay of just under 90 minutes. The worst delays are after 3 p.m., and the impact delays flights in airports busier than Newark, including Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas and Los Angeles, and even smaller ones such as Kansas City and Pittsburgh. Click here for the list of the most delayed flights at Newark Airport.