Only 25 percent of flights are on time
Most delays in these airports
Countless airports are grappling with delays and staffing problems this summer. Blick shows where the situation is currently at worst and at best.
55/45 Chances are your next flight will leave on time. According to data from Eurocontrol, the European Organization for the Safety of Aviation, shows on a weekly average, only 55.3 percent of all flights are currently flying as planned.
Currently the least punctual airport is Chisinau in Moldova, with all flights currently flying on time. This is followed by German airports in Manchester and Düsseldorf in the UK, where a third of the planes take off on time. In Frankfurt, Lisbon and Tel Aviv, the situation is not much better.
Switzerland in the middle
Chaotic conditions at London’s Gatwick Airport and massive staff shortages, a long-running issue in the media, are yet to take control of their problems. Four out of ten flights also do not leave Gatwick on time. Other airports with less than half-time punctual departures are Nice, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Berlin-Brandenburg, Brussels and Munich.
Zurich Airport in Kloten ZH currently has average punctuality. Basel-Mulhouse Airport is slightly better, with 60 percent punctuality, with Geneva also having 66 percent. In comparison, Switzerland is slightly better than other European countries. Currently the least punctual countries are Israel, Serbia, Montenegro, Moldova and Germany.
The best airports are Stockholm Bromma, Tenerife North and Tallinn. Eight out of ten planes leave airports as planned.
If compared to last year’s Eurocontrol figures, this year’s figures are about 15 percent worse. The situation was worst on July 2, when on a weekly average 47 per cent of the flights took off on time.