Evidently, we cannot expect an airline to be perfect and always be on time (or maybe we should?), but Wizz Air has been exceeding even our worst expectations recently. Huge delays, flight cancellations, leaving passengers abroad without any information – the results are inevitable, Wizz Air has just topped a list it never wished to. Read our article for more information!
We often write about new flights that Wizz Air launches or plans to launch – for example, you can find our article about the Budapest-Saudi Arabia flights in 2023 here. However, we also share passengers’ stories about their negative experiences with Wizz Air. Just like a few days ago, when the Hungarian low-cost airline left almost 200 passengers in Madrid for more than 24 hours.
Now, as the end of summer is approaching, a new report has revealed the worst airlines in the UK for flight delays in last year, 2021. The airline to top the podium is none other than Wizz Air, thenationalnews.com reports.
“The Hungarian airline recorded an average delay of 14 minutes and 24 seconds on flights from UK airports, according to an analysis of data from the Civil Aviation Authority by the PA news agency,” reads the article. The low-cost airline operates an A320 fleet to 10 airports in the UK, including London Gatwick, Edinburgh and Birmingham.
According to the report, flights usually departed 5 minutes later than the average delay time for United Kingdom flights, which was 8 and a half minutes. Even though Wizz Air had huge delays, it was not the only airline to do so: Tui Airways had the second-highest UK flight delays last year, with an average delay of 13 minutes and 18 seconds.
As the article writes, the study considered all scheduled and chartered departures from United Kingdom airports by airlines with more than 2,500 flights. It did not take cancelled flights into consideration.
Source: thenationalnews.com, DNH