Palma de Mallorca is the summer destination with the most flight delays

Long queues form and excited crowds emerge at UK airports during summer —the busiest time of the year. Millions of British travellers spend their holidays abroad to indulge themselves in relaxation and sun by the sea. These busy times are often challenging for airports and airlines that transport the passengers to their sunny destinations and back. 

We compared four holiday carriers departing from the UK, showing their top 3 most-often-delayed flight routes in July and August. These delays exceeded three hours. Palma de Mallorca tops the list as the holiday destination with the most delays.

Thomson

Thomson Holidays is one of the most well-known holiday providers and offers flights from 28 airports in the UK. The most delayed routes of July and August of their own airline, Thomson were between the UK and Paphos, Palma de Mallorca and Cancun.

Carrier

Route

Delays > 3 hours

Thomson

UK – Paphos

6

Thomson

UK – Palma de Mallorca

4

Thomson

UK – Cancun

4

 

Monarch

Monarch flies from 5 UK airports to various sunny holiday destinations. The most delayed routes of July and August were Palma de Mallorca, Dalaman and Malaga.

Carrier

Route

Delays > 3 hours

Monarch

UK – Palma de Mallorca

6

Monarch

UK – Dalaman

5

Monarch

UK – Malaga

4

 

Thomas Cook

Thomas Cook flies from 23 UK airports to various holiday destinations. It had fewer long delays compared to Thomson, Monarch and Jet2. The most delayed routes in July and August with Thomas Cook were Dalaman, Orlando and Cancun.

Carrier

Route

Delays > 3 hours

Thomas Cook

UK – Dalaman

4

Thomas Cook

UK – Orlando

3

Thomas Cook

UK – Cancun

3

 

Jet2

Jet2 is a special UK holiday carrier that has 8 UK bases, and starting spring 2017, will also be flying from London Stansted. Jet2 tops the list of the holiday carrier with the most delays. The top 3 delayed summer routes included Palma de Mallorca that had 14 delays which exceeded three hours.

Carrier

Route

Delays > 3 hours

Jet2

UK – Palma de Mallorca

14

Jet2

UK – Tenerife

4

Jet2

UK – Arrecife

3

 

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