Published: April 13 2023
- The Ranking of UK's Major Airlines by Flight Punctuality in 2022
- Concerns Raised by Consumer Group and CAA
- May and June Had the Highest Delays
The Ranking of UK's Major Airlines by Flight Punctuality in 2022
Wizz Air sits at the bottom of the ranking of UK's major airlines based on flight punctuality in 2022, with an average delay of 46 minutes and 6 seconds.
TUI came second with an average delay of 40 minutes and 18 seconds, while Qatar Airways ranks third with an average delay of 31 minutes and 48 seconds. Meanwhile, Norwegian Air Shuttle reported an average delay of just 13 minutes and 42 seconds.
Concerns Raised by Consumer Group and CAA
Consumer group Which? described the data as "worrying". Which? also urged the UK government to give the CAA stronger powers to clamp down on poor airline behaviour, including the ability to fine them when they repeatedly flout the law.
The CAA's consumer director Paul Smith has already raised concerns about Wizz Air and is working closely with the airline to improve outcomes for consumers. It is worth noting that Wizz Air has also been reported to be late in paying refunds.
May and June Had the Highest Delays
Most of the delays occurred in May and June. This has been attributed to the airline industry's inability to cope with the sudden surge in demand for travel that followed the lifting of the coronavirus restrictions.