The worst airlines for UK flight delays in 2022 revealed

An analysis of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) data by the PA news agency showed that Wizz Air had the worst flight delay from UK airports in 2022.

The Hungarian airline’s UK departures were an average of 46 minutes and six seconds behind schedule last year.

That was more than three times as much as last year, when it also took last place in punctuality.

Consumer Group Which? described the numbers as “worrying” and claimed they show the need to give the CAA stronger powers.

St Helens Star: Wizz Air was the worst airline for flight delays from UK airports in 2022Wizz Air was the worst airline for flight delays from UK airports in 2022 (Image: PA Wire/PA Images)

Which other airlines fared poorly because of fight delays?

Tui recorded the second worst punctuality last year with an average delay of 40 minutes and 18 seconds.

It was followed by Qatar Airways (31 minutes and 48 seconds), Turkish Airlines (29 minutes and 30 seconds) and Pegasus Airlines (27 minutes and 18 seconds).

Meanwhile, Norwegian Air Shuttle had the best performance, with an average delay of just 13 minutes and 42 seconds.

The analysis considered all scheduled and chartered departures from UK airports by airlines with more than 2,500 flights.

Canceled flights were not included and the average delay for all these flights was 23 minutes.

What does the CAA say about the numbers?

CAA Consumer Director Paul Smith claimed that “too many passengers have faced disappointing delays over the past year”.

He continued: “The CAA has regularly called for stronger enforcement powers for consumers, including the ability to fine airlines.

“If something goes wrong, we expect airlines to be proactive in informing passengers of their flight disruption rights and to offer timely support and assistance.

“We have previously raised concerns about Wizz Air and are working closely with the airline to improve consumer outcomes.”

Olly Dawes

Olly Dawes is a 24ssports U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Olly Dawes joined 24ssports in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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