Studies have shown that in the past four years flight delays have more than just doubled. This is most probably due to the fact that air traffic has significantly increased in the past couple of years. More people are able to afford flights with the rise and increasing popularity of low-cost airlines such as EasyJet, Ryanair and co. Travelling is becoming an increasingly beloved activity! Nowadays, one can catch a flight to pretty much anywhere on the planet due to the fact we live in such a globally connected world.
Aeroflot is the most on-time airline of 2019
In the review made by Cirium’s on-time performance review of 2019, the Russian air carrier Aeroflot was the airline that was the most on-time across all of its aeronautical activities. A whopping 86.68% of all flights were on-time. If a passenger was delayed, the common waiting time was calculated as little as 46 minutes!
In the second place of the most on-time airlines list of 2019 one will find All Nippon Airlines (ANA), which had an on-time performance for 86.26% of its flights.
10 most on-time airlines of 2019
- All Nippon Airlines
- Delta Air Lines
- Azul Brazilian Airlines
- Japan Airlines JAL
- Air France
- Korean Air
- Scandinavian Airlines SAS
Data by Which? proves flight delays are increasing
Which?, who is a renown consumer choice organisation, recently conducted a study that proved that flight punctuality is steadily deteriorating. Even the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) collected data that concluded that 8 out the 10 biggest UK airlines are now increasingly affected by delays of 1 hour or more. 17 million UK passengers were affected by flight delays in 2019.
Ryanair and EasyJet flight delays getting progressively worse
Budget airlines have faced more and more delays over the past 4 years, where data proves that delays have more than doubled for airlines such as Wizz Air, Ryanair and EasyJet. Which? concluded in their findings by stating that some air carriers, as well as airports, have been struggling to keep up with the rising demand in air travel. Unable to cope with a large number of travellers, flights and flight schedules are affected and delays occur more often. This not only frustrates passengers and causes dissatisfaction, but it also makes passengers incur additional expenses.
Adding to the frustration, many passengers that experience delays will not qualify for receiving compensation (not a 3-hour-long delay). The figures for 1-hour delays with Ryanair alone have more than doubled from 3% to almost 8%.
Thomas Cook had the worst on-time performance of 2019 amongst UK airlines
According to the CAA, the worst airline in terms of on-time performance during the year of 2019 was the now-bankrupt Thomas Cook. Data revealed that 1 in every 9 flights was delayed by at least an hour, meaning that a large portion of holidaymakers jetted off into their holidays late. Great start to your holiday, right?
Ryanair, Thomas Cook and easyJet blaming ‘factors out of their control’ for delays
Travel agency Thomas Cook and low-cost airline EasyJet blamed “factors out of their control” for the low ranking on the list of the most on-time airlines of 2019. Those factors could include reasons such as extraordinary circumstances which may include bad weather, political unrest or strikes.
Has your EasyJet, Ryanair or Aeroflot flight been delayed or cancelled? You can claim compensation!
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