These airports have the greatest chance of delays and cancellations this summer.
Anyone who has been to an airport this summer can see that demand for travel is back in a big way, but with that came huge delays and cancellations.
Airport staff shortages, pilot shortages, and weather delays are all taking a toll on flight schedules, resulting in an unprecedented number of disrupted trips.
According to data compiled for CNN Travel by flight tracking site FlightAware, Toronto Pearson International Airport in Canada ranked the worst for delays, as more than half of the scheduled flights between May 26 and July 19 were delayed.
Europe has been hit particularly hard by flight disruptions. The continent is home to seven of the world’s worst ten airports in terms of flight delays this summer.
Frankfurt Airport was the worst of the lot, with 45.4% of flights suffering a delay.
In regards to cancellations, airports in China and the United States ranked the worst this summer.
Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport leads with nearly 8% of scheduled flights cancelled, and China’s Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport and Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport are among the worst 10 airports globally for cancellations.
Joining Shenzhen’s airport in the top three for flight cancellations are two in the New York City area — Newark Liberty International Airport and LaGuardia Airport, each with roughly 7% of its scheduled flights cancelled.
Again, Toronto Pearson International Airport ranked one of the worst, with 6.5% of flights cancelled.
US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg recently told CNN that he’s seeing air travel improvements, but he still expects airlines to do better.
“Look, we are counting on airlines to deliver for passengers and to be able to service the tickets that they sell,” Buttigieg said.
Airports with the greatest percentage of flights delayed:
- Canada: Toronto Pearson International Airport – 52.5%
- Germany: Frankfurt Airport – 45.4%
- France: Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport – 43.2%
- Netherlands: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol – 41.5%
- United Kingdom: Gatwick Airport – 41.1%
- United Kingdom: Heathrow Airport – 40.5%
- Germany: Munich International Airport – 40.4%
- Greece: Athens International Airport – 37.9%
- Australia: Sydney Airport – 34.2%
- United States: Orlando International Airport – 33.4%
Airports with the greatest percentage of flights cancelled:
- China: Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport – 7.9%
- United States: Newark Liberty International Airport – 7.4%
- United States: LaGuardia Airport – 7%
- Canada: Toronto Pearson International Airport – 6.5%
- Indonesia: Soekarno-Hatta International Airport – 6.2%
- Australia: Sydney Airport – 5.9% of flights canceled
- China: Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport – 5.2%
- United States: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport – 5%
- China: Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport – 4.6%
- Netherlands: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol – 3.9%