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Detroit Metro Airport ranked 11th least-stressful US airport

Study ranks 75 airports nationwide based on flight cancellation rates

Detroit Metropolitan Airport on Nov. 20, 2018. (ClickOnDetroit)

ROMULUS, Mich. – Holiday travel is an annual nightmare that Americans steel themselves for every season for the sake of good food and better company.

This year, Metro Detroiters can travel through the Detroit Metropolitan Airport with better peace of mind as they fly in and out of the 11th least-stressful airport in the nation, as ranked by researchers at InsureMyTrip in a list released Wednesday morning.

The list ranked the 75 least-stressful airports across the nation based on flight cancellation rates to “help empower travelers to make more informed decisions when it comes to holiday travel,” the company stated.

Airports in Hawaii (Honolulu and Kahului) topped the list as least stressful, followed by Salt Lake City International and the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International airport. On the other end of the spectrum, airports in the Windy City — both O’Hare and Midway international airports — ranked 74th and 75th as the most stressful airports in the nation.

Rankings were based on flight cancellations per airport, airports included on the list have reported 14,000 flights or more for 2019 so far. Weather-related conditions contributed to a high number of cancellations earlier this year nationwide.

For more travel safety information and how to best prepare for the holiday travel season, check out Detroit Metropolitan Airport’s holiday guide from 2017.