Monday, September 10, 2018

Air India stands fourth in flight delays in UK

Which? has analysed flights in and out of the UK from June 2017 until June 2018 and found that more than 13,000 were delayed by three or more hours.

It means about 3,500 passengers faced delays every day.

But the top offending airlines by percentage are not the same as the worst performers by numbers.

The bulk of severely delayed flights can be attributed to Easyjet (2,618), Ryanair (1,868) and British Airways (1,668), but these airlines have higher overall numbers of flights.

The worst by percentage for long-haul delays was Norwegian, with Icelandair worst for short-haul.

Worst airlines for long-haul delays

Percentage of flights between June 2017 and June 2018, in and out of UK, delayed by more than three hours

Norwegian - 2.4%
Thomas Cook - 1.8%
TUI - 1.6%
Air India - 1.5%
Air Canada - 1.3%
BA - 0.9%
United Airlines - 0.9%
American Airlines - 0.7%
Delta Airways - 0.6%
Cathay Pacific Airways - 0.6%
10/09/18 sky news