Which Is The Worst Airline When It Comes to Flight Delays?


Low-cost airline Wizz Air was the worst air carrier for flight delays from UK airports last year, an investigation has found.

The Hungarian carrier’s UK departures were an average of 14 minutes and 24 seconds behind schedule in 2021, according to analysis of Civil Aviation Authority data.

The no-frills carrier operates short-haul flights from 10 UK airports including Gatwick and Luton in London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast International.

Tui Airways – which charters flights from from the UK and Ireland to destinations in Europe, Africa, Asia and North America – recorded the second worst punctuality, with an average delay of 13 minutes and 18 seconds.

This was followed by British Airways (12 minutes and 42 seconds) – including its subsidiary BA CityFlyer – Virgin Atlantic (12 minutes) and Loganair (11 minutes and 30 seconds).

But the two most-used airlines by UK passengers, easyJet and Ryanair – which like Wizz operate on a no-frills model – were among the leading performers in terms of punctuality.

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