16 Aug 2017

Easyjet revealed as the most delayed airline

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Arriving on average 24 minutes late, easyJet have been named as the most delayed airline according to Civil Aviation Authority(CAA) data, analysed by The BBC Data Unit. easyJet flights were particularly affected by the French Air Traffic Control strikes which took place during the summers of 2015 and 2016, as many of the airline’s flights enter French airspace.

A spokesperson from easyJet stated: “Despite a number of adverse external factors like increasingly congested airspace, particularly in the London area, and record numbers of Air Traffic Control strikes, over the last year, easyJet has actually reduced the proportion of flights delayed by more than three hours.

“We work hard to minimise disruption and fully comply with all relevant regulations.”

Irish based airline, Aer Lingus fared the best with an average delay of only 12 minutes.

 

The 10 largest airlines ranked by average delay – longest to shortest

easyJet

Thomas Cook

British Airways

Thomson Airways

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Monarch

Ryanair

BA CityFlyer

Flybe

Aer Lingus

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