By Lee Davidson, The Salt Lake Tribune
For the second year in a row, Salt Lake City International Airport flew into the No. 1 spot in all of North America — not just the United States — for on-time departures in 2012, according to the tracking firm FlightStats.
Salt Lake City had 89.21 percent of its scheduled passenger flights depart on time during the year, defined as within 15 minutes of the scheduled departure.
The other top large airports behind Salt Lake City, in order, were: Portland, Ore., 87.9 percent; Seattle, 87.75; Minneapolis, 86.56; and Memphis, Tenn., 86.51.
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