Monday 6 April 2021 marked a milestone for easyJet. The British budget airline celebrated the 25th anniversary of the route between London Luton and Schiphol. This route was easyJet's first international connection in 1996. Nowadays, easyJet has a base at Schiphol and EUclaim shares some interesting numbers about this.
Over 40 destinations with easyJet from Schiphol
In the early years, Schiphol was just a destination for easyJet, but since 2015 the Amsterdam airport has been an important base for the budget airline. The base now connects over forty destinations to the Netherlands. Due to the many flights to different destinations, delays may also occur. In 2017, for example, easyJet had the most lengthy delays (delays of more than three hours). These were no fewer than 269 delays.
Top 5 days with most easyJet delays
1. On 29 December 2016, there were 33 delays due to a heavy fog and low temperatures in Amsterdam.
2. Due to storm Ellen in the Netherlands, there were 16 delays on 23 February 2020.
3. On 30 May 2016, there were 14 delays due to thunderstorms in Amsterdam.
4. Due to a stormy wind in Amsterdam, there were 14 delays on 18 January 2018.
5. There was a heavy fog in the UK and Amsterdam on 30 December 2016 causing thirteen delays.
Top 5 most delayed easyJet routes
1. 119 delays on the route from Amsterdam to London Gatwick
2. 63 delays on the route from Amsterdam to London Luton
3. 56 delays on the route from London Gatwick to Amsterdam
4. 52 delays on the route from Amsterdam to Manchester
5. 47 delays on the route from Amsterdam to Milano Malpensa
Top 5 longest delays from easyJet
1. 27 hours and 43 minutes of delay on flight U2 4997 from 2 August 2015 on the route from Rome to Amsterdam.
2. 25 hours and 50 minutes of delay on flight U2 1360 from 12 July 2019 on the route from Amsterdam to Geneva.
3. 25 hours and 44 minutes of delay on flight U2 7954 from 1 April 2019 on the route from Palma de Mallorca to Amsterdam.
4. 25 hours and 20 minutes of delay on flight U2 6854 from 28 March 2016 on the route from Amsterdam to Glasgow.
5. 24 hours and 56 minutes of delay on flight U2 6853 of 28 March 2016 on the route from Glasgow to Amsterdam.
easyJet flight delayed? Right to compensation
Did your easyJet flight arrive at its destination with more than three hours delay? If so, you may be entitled to compensation under Regulation 261/2004 or The Air Passenger Rights and Air Travel Organisers’ Licensing (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. Enter your flight details into our calculator and we will give you an immediate indication of whether you are entitled to compensation. If you wish, you can submit your claim to EUclaim and we will make sure you get what you are entitled to.