How does Newark fare among the 15 most-delayed airports in the US?

Air travelers had slightly better go of it in March than they did the same month last year.

About 81.3 percent of flights taking off from the 29 largest airports in the country departed within 15 minutes of schedule, a nearly 5 percent jump from 2014.

That’s according to the monthly Air Travel Consumer Report released this week by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Flight controllers at United Airlines Operations Tower view the runway and gates at Newark Liberty International Airport as they monitor and adjust the arrivals a departures of planes. Newark’s on-time departure rate was about average among 29 major U.S. airports. (Robert Sciarrino | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) 

A year after a national-worst 69.4 percent of Newark Liberty International Airport departures were on time during a snowy March 2015, the airport made a major jump this year. With no major snowstorms this March about 82 percent of

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