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3 Middle East airlines among UK’s worst for flight delays: CAA figures

3 Middle East airlines among UK’s worst for flight delays: CAA figures

Qatar Airways videotaped ordinary delay per trip of 31 mins, 48 seconds

Which? Travel editor asserts some providers ‘merely escaping leaving guests high and dry’

LONDON: 3 Center Eastern carriers have been noted amongst the airline companies with the worst flight hold-ups in the UK, Skies News reported.

According to numbers launched by the Civil Aeronautics Authority for 2022, Qatar Airways reported average hold-ups per flight of 31 mins, 48 secs, putting it third in the positions.

Nevertheless, Hungary’s Wizz Air, a prominent spending plan carrier throughout Europe, recorded standard hold-ups of 46 mins, six secs, making it the most unpunctual airline for British travelers on the checklist of 31.

The numbers, when gauging delays amongst airlines that videotaped more than 2,500 flights from UK flight terminals, discovered that the typical trip delay was 23 minutes.

Which? Travel magazine editor, Rory Boland, said: “These figures are stressing, but will certainly be no surprise to passengers who’ve had to endure shoddy treatment from airlines for several years.

” With a regulatory authority still doing not have the suitable powers to punish airlines that damage the regulation, including withholding reimbursements, it is difficult to run away the conclusion that some service providers are just getting away with leaving guests high as well as completely dry.”

2 various other Center Eastern service providers noted in the numbers, Turkish Airline companies and also Emirates, can be found in at 4th and 16th in the positions, respectively.

The former videotaped standard hold-ups of 29 minutes, 30 seconds, while the latter reported 20 mins, 36 seconds.

A representative for trade body Airlines UK claimed: “The whole sector understands just how important preparation is for customers.

” The field has actually spent massive sources into increased strength for this summertime and also we can not wait to welcome individuals back for their well-earned breaks.”

Norwegian Air Shuttle was listed as the most prompt airline, with average hold-ups of just 13 mins, 42 secs.

Wizz Air’s efficiency has actually been slammed by British travelers, with the CAA reporting late in 2015 that the service provider was delaying the providing of reimbursements and facing a flurry of problem rises.

The airline company’s trip delays for 2022 were more than 3 times longer than the previous year.

Paul Smith, CAA consumer supervisor, claimed: “The CAA has routinely requested for stronger consumer enforcement powers, including the ability to impose penalties on airline companies.

” When points do go wrong, we expect airline companies to proactively give guests with information concerning their legal rights when flights are interfered with, along with offer timely support as well as aid.

” We have actually already raised issues concerning Wizz Air and also are functioning very closely with the airline to improve end results for customers.”

Wizz Air did not react to Skies News for remark.

Positions for ordinary delays per trip

1. Wizz Air: 46 mins and 6 secs

2. Tui: 40 minutes and also 18 secs

3. Qatar Airways: 31 minutes as well as 48 secs

4. Turkish Airlines: 29 minutes as well as 30 seconds

5. Pegasus Airlines: 27 mins and also 18 seconds

6. Flybe: 26 mins and also 6 secs

7. Air Portugal: 25 minutes and 48 seconds

8. Air Canada: 25 mins as well as 18 secs

9. British Airways: 23 mins

10. Vueling: 22 minutes and also 12 seconds

11. Ryanair: 22 mins

12. Loganair: 22 mins

13. Jet2.com: 21 minutes and also 42 secs

14. Air France: 21 minutes

15. Swiss Airlines: 20 mins as well as 48 secs

16. Emirates: 20 mins as well as 36 seconds

17. EasyJet: 20 minutes and 24 secs

18. Lufthansa: 20 mins

19. Eurowings: 19 minutes and 24 secs

20. Virgin Atlantic: 19 mins

21. KLM: 18 minutes and 30 seconds

22. Delta Airlines: 18 minutes and 18 secs

23. Aer Lingus: 18 minutes and also 6 secs

24. Eastern Airways: 17 mins and 30 seconds

25. American Airlines: 16 seconds as well as 48 secs

26. Blue Islands: 16 mins and also 42 secs

27. Aurigny Air Solutions: 16 mins and 30 secs

28. Iberia: 15 minutes and 36 seconds

29. SAS: 14 minutes and 30 secs

30. United Airlines: 14 mins and six secs

31. Norwegian Air Shuttle: 13 mins and 42 secs

Last Updated: 13 April 2023

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