Flights were late more than 26% of the time in 2007, DOT says

The DOT on Tuesday said domestic flights were late more than 26% of the time in 2007, the second-worst delay rate on record. The Air Transport Association says upgrades to the nation's aging air traffic control system are necessary to improve on-time performance and supports a new $15 billion satellite-based system. New York–area airports were ranked worst in the nation for delays, thanks to congestion and severe weather.

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