The worst airlines for flight delays have been named as Norwegian and Icelandair

THE airlines that are most likely to suffer flight delays have been named.

The research looked at the airlines with the highest number of delays, as well as the airlines that are most likely to have delays by percentage.

Passengers wait for delayed flights at Orio al Sero in Italy during the recent Ryanair strikes

Research from Which? looked at flights in and out of the UK between June 2017 to June 2018 and found that more than 13,000 flights were delayed by three hours or longer.

These delays affected 1.3million passengers – some 3,500 people per day.

EasyJet came in first place, with 2,618 delayed flights in the last year, while Ryanair came in second place with 1,868.

British Airways came in third place, with 1,668 flights delayed.

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Norwegian was named as the long-haul airline most likely to have delays[/caption]

However it is worth noting that these airlines operate the most flights, which means there is more chance they will have delays.

The research also looked at the airlines that are most likely to be delayed by percentage.

Coming top for long-haul delays was Norwegian, with 2.4 per cent of its flight delayed over three hours.

This was followed by Thomas Cook, with 1.8 per cent delayed, and TUI with 1.6 per cent.


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Icelandair was the worst for short-haul delays, with 1.7 per cent of its flights delayed by three hours or more, followed by Aurigny in second place with 1.6 per cent.

TUI came third, with 1.4 per cent of its planes delayed.

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Icelandair is the airline most likely to suffer short-haul delays[/caption]

Alex Neill, Which? managing director of home products and services, said: “Severe delays can be a complete nightmare and totally wreck a long-awaited trip abroad, especially if it means you’re stuck in an airport terminal for hours on end.

“Passengers are often entitled to compensation when airlines get it wrong.”

He continued: “It is vital that automatic compensation is introduced across the industry so that people no longer have to jump through hoops to get what they are owed.”

Sun Online Travel has contacted the airlines mentioned for comment.

We previously revealed that Luton has been named the worst airport in the UK for the third year in a row.

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