Top European low-cost airline again labeled worst for flight delays

Europe Materials 14 June 2024 12:00 (UTC +04:00)
Top European low-cost airline again labeled worst for flight delays
Ingilab Mammadov
Ingilab Mammadov
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BAKU, Azerbaijan, June 14. The Hungarian budget airline Wizz Air has once again been named the world's most unpunctual airline, Trend reports.

In 2023, the average delay for Wizz Air flights through UK airports was 31 minutes and 36 seconds, according to The Independent, citing data from the UK's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

The analysis included all regular and charter flights from UK airports by airlines operating more than 2,500 flights. Canceled flights were not counted. The average delay for all these flights was 20 minutes and 42 seconds, down from 23 minutes in 2022, indicating a slight improvement in flight punctuality over the past year.

Meanwhile, Wizz Air's main competitor in the European budget airline market, the Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair, was much more punctual, ranking 14th with an average delay of 19 minutes and 54 seconds.

The 10 most unpunctual airlines in the world in 2023 are:

1. Wizz Air, Hungary (average delay of 31 minutes 36 seconds)

2. Turkish Airlines, Türkiye (28 minutes 36 seconds)

3. Tui, United Kingdom (28 minutes 24 seconds)

4. Air India, India (28 minutes 12 seconds)

5. Pegasus Airlines, Türkiye (25 minutes 6 seconds)

6. Air Portugal, Portugal (23 minutes 48 seconds)

7. Vueling Airlines, Spain (23 minutes 6 seconds)

8. Swiss Airlines, Switzerland (22 minutes 48 seconds)

9. Air Canada, Canada (22 minutes 6 seconds)

10. British Airways, UK (21 minutes 36 seconds)