Most delayed airlines in 2018 for UK passengers

Was your flight delayed in 2018? Chances are that this was an easyJet, Ryanair of British Airways flight. As EUclaim researched the most delayed airlines of 2018 for British passengers, some airlines showed more frequent lengthy flight delays than others. Some flight routes were also subjected to flight delays more frequently. EUclaim compared 2017 vs. 2018 and gives you all the information.

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Most delayed airlines of 2018 in the United Kingdom

Rank

Airline

Delays exceeding three hours 2018

1.

easyJet

2248    (+368 vs. 2017)

2.

Ryanair

2036    (+719 vs. 2017)

3.

British Airways

1547    (+152 vs. 2017)

4.

Flybe

1147    (-26 vs. 2017)

5.

Thomson / TUI UK

706      (+293 vs. 2017)

6.

Jet2

488      (+284 vs. 2017)

7.

Thomas Cook Airlines

451      (-173 vs. 2017)

8.

Vueling

265     

9.

Norwegian International

263

10.

Wizzair

259      (+52 vs. 2017)

Noticeably, almost all of the airlines showed a large increase in the number of flight delays. The only airlines that improved their performance were Flybe and Thomas Cook Airlines. Vueling and Norwegian International are new in the top 10 most delayed airlines. As the table shows; Ryanair, easyJet and Thomas Cook Airlines show a large increase in the number of long flight delays. Especially, Ryanair shows an increase of almost 100 percent due to the large number of strikes it suffered over the past year.

Most delayed UK flight routes of 2018

Rank

From

To

Delays exceeding three hours 2018

1.

London Gatwick Airport (LGW)

Barcelona Airport (BCN)

86

2.

Scatsta Airport (SCS)

Aberdeen Airport (ABZ)

79

3.

Sumburgh Airport (LSI)

Aberdeen Airport (ABZ)

77

4.

New York JFK Airport (JFK)

London Heathrow Airport (LHR)

74

5.

Barcelona Airport (BCN)

London Gatwick Airport (LGW)

73

6.

Newark Liberty Airport (EWR)

London Heathrow Airport (LHR)

62

7.

London Heathrow Airport (LHR)

New York JFK Airport (JFK)

60

8.

Aberdeen Airport (ABZ)

Scatsta Airport (SCS)

57

9.

Aberdeen Airport (ABZ)

Sumburgh Airport (LSI)

45

10.

Chicago O’Hare Airport (ORD)

London Heathrow Airport (LHR)

41

Some flight routes were delayed more frequently than others. Most of the delayed routes were directly caused by the weather. Weather related flight issues are no exception for UK airports. Was your flight from or to any of these destinations? Then check your right to compensation and claim back your money!

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