April 18, 2024

UK airports among world’s worst for delays

A new global study has revealed UK airports are among the worst in the world for airport delays, with London Stansted ranked in the bottom two, just behind Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Other UK airports included in the study also performed badly, with Manchester Airport in 96th place, Gatwick Airport in 93rd and Heathrow Airport in 65th.

Many airports in Europe ranked poorly for on-time flights, with six featuring in the bottom ten for likelihood of delays, including Brussels, Lisbon, Paris Charles de Gaulle and Frankfurt.

At the other end of the scale, Russia’s Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow was revealed as having the most on-time departing flights. It is also ranked as the overall best airport in the world, receiving top scores for affordable parking costs, the number of lounges, and airport hotel quality.

The report was compiled by luggage storage network, Stasher, which standardised the latest data available to reveal which airports around the world have the most and least flight delays.

To accompany the study, Stasher created an interactive map where you can explore the world’s best and worst airports in more detail, ranked by a number of factors including flight delays, quality of food outlets, distance to city centre, cost of parking and number of lounges.

Commenting on the findings, Stasher’s Co-Founder and CCO Anthony Collias says: “There’s nothing more frustrating than arriving at an airport in good time to find out your flight is delayed.

“Our latest study has produced some fascinating and unexpected results. It’s great to see so many airports with a low flight delay rating, and those who are underperforming, investing money and expanding infrastructure to improve passenger experience.”

To see the full data for each airport, go to: stasher.com/the-worlds-best-airports/