31 Jul London Stansted ranked amongst the worst in the world for flight delays, a new study reveals
2019 is expected to set a new record for the number of scheduled air passengers and it’s estimated almost 4.6 billion will fly to their travel destinations this year alone.
With this in mind, luggage storage network, Stasher, has standardised the latest data available* to reveal which airports around the world have the most and least flight delays.
Those travelling around Europe are the most likely to face flight delays, as six of the worst ten performing airports are located on the continent.
In 2018, an investigation revealed Stansted to be the worst airport in the UK for flight delays. Stansted blamed this on “adverse weather and air traffic control issues”. However, it also comes second globally for the highest number of delays (2.59) in Stasher’s most recent study.
The airport does seem to be taking its negative reputation seriously though and reports reveal it has received a multimillion-pound investment from Ryanair to help deliver significant service improvements to flight punctuality.
Other UK airports included in the study also performed badly, with Manchester Airport in 96th place, Gatwick Airport in 93rd and Heathrow Airport in 65th.
Those travelling to exotic and luxury destinations like Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam (which are very popular with honeymooners) are, ironically, also likely to experience flight delays. Completing the bottom five is Brussels Airport (3.46) and Lisbon Airport (3.68).