Friday, November 18, 2022 at 7:35 AM - For Immediate Release
SMF Named Wall Street Journal’s Top Airport
November 17, 2022 (Sacramento, CA) – Sacramento International Airport (SMF) was named the top midsize airport in the nation according to the Wall Street Journal’s 2022 Airport rankings. Compared to the 50 other airports surveyed, SMF received the highest score overall.
The top 50 busiest airports were surveyed and then divided into two sizes - 20 large and 30 midsize. The airports were then measured on 19 categories including experience from on-time performance and security waits to customer-satisfaction score and ticket prices. The categories in the rankings were further grouped into three broad categories – reliability, convenience, and value.
SMF ranked highest among all airports surveyed in the reliability category and also ranked high in arrival and departure times, low flight cancellations, quick taxi and security clearance times, and a max walking distance of only 1,213 feet.
“The SMF team consistently provides our customers with a safe, comfortable and enjoyable travel experience,” said Cindy Nichol, Director of Sacramento County Department of Airports. “Living our values every day clearly makes a difference, as we make our customers our top priority. We see each day as an opportunity to improve and accomplish more together by collaborating; communicating and taking pride in what we do.”
In 2019, SMF similarly won the top midsized airport award - the award was not issued in 2020 or 2021 due to the pandemic.
The Sacramento County Department of Airports is responsible for planning, developing, operating and maintaining the county’s four airports: Sacramento International Airport, Executive Airport, Mather Airport and Franklin Field. For more information, visit sacramento.aero.
The Sacramento County Department of Airports is responsible for planning, developing, operating and maintaining the county’s four airports: Sacramento International Airport, Executive Airport, Mather Airport and Franklin Field. Sacramento International Airport offers more than 155 daily nonstop flights on 12 domestic and international carriers to 36 destinations. The regional economic impact of the Sacramento County Department of Airports is more than $4 billion annually. For more information, visit sacramento.aero.