UK’s most delayed airports and airlines revealed

UK’s most delayed airports and airlines revealed

Passengers flying out of Durham Tees Valley are more likely to get off on time than any other UK airport, while those flying out of Stansted are more likely to be delayed, according to analysis.

A comparison website has looked at Civil Aviation Authority data to find the airports and airlines with the lowest and highest likelihood of delays or cancellations.

The company studied CAA data for the busy peak season of June-August 2018.

Data reveals the percentage of delays or cancellations at Durham in the three months was 31.65%, the lowest in the country. Second-lowest was Belfast City airport (38%), followed by Aberdeen (40%); Bournemouth (46.5%) and Luton (47%).

Stansted recorded delays or cancellations to 75% of its traffic, with Edinburgh, Manchester, Gatwick and East Midlands making up the next five places, all recording between 61.5%-63% of delays or cancellations.

The airline recording the lowest percentage of delays or cancellations was Iberia, at 14.5%. Aeroflot is second on the list, at 25%, followed by Alitalia (31%); Flybmi, which recently ceased operations (34%) and Delta Air Lines (37%).

TAP Air Portugal had the highest percentage of delays or cancellations during the busy peak-season period, at 85%. Oman Air, Swiss International Airline, Ryanair and Eurowings make up the next five on the list, with the percentage of delays and cancellations between 72%-78%.

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