A report analysing thousands of flights across Europe has found that Easyjet are the worst airline for flight delays with nearly 7,000 delayed flights between October 25th to November 25th. British Airways were the second worst when it comes to delayed flights with over 4,200 delays for the same period.
When it comes to cancelled flights, Lufthansa was by far the worst with a whopping 4,380 flights cancelled in a 30 day period. This was due however to staff industrial action which forced the airline to cancel thousands of flights. The next worst offender was Turkish Airlines with 351 cancellations and British Airways (again) with 321 cancelled flights.
A flight is designated as delayed it it departs more than 15 minutes late and so most of these delays will not have resulted in a claim for flight delay compensation. There were however many flights delayed for 3 hours or more which would qualify, as would those passenegrs affected by the cancelled flights.