Anyone taking a trip to Europe this summer could do worse than pay attention to where the delays and hold ups are happening. New data shows some of the best and worst offenders for early July—if there’s an option, it might make sense to change directions and head to some of the best airports listed here.
The worst airports for delays/cancellations in early July
Hopper Inc is an online travel agency which uses big data from the Official Aviation Guide, a leading provider of digital flight information and analytics for airports.
- Brussels Airport (BRU), Belgium—72% delayed, 2.5% canceled
- Frankfurt International Airport (FRA), Germany—68% delayed, 7.8% canceled
- Eindhoven Airport (EIN), the Netherlands—67% delayed, 1.8% canceled
- Luton Airport (LTN), U.K.—66% delayed, 2.7% canceled
- Liszt Ferenc International Airport (BUD), Hungary—65% delayed, 2.1% canceled
- Lisbon Airport (LIS), Portugal—65% delayed, 4.8% canceled
- Charles De Gaulle Airport (CDG), France—62% delayed, 3.1% canceled
- Schiphol Airport (AMS), the Netherlands—61% delayed, 5.2% canceled
- Cote D’Azur Airport (NCE), France—60% delayed, 3.4% canceled
- Gatwick Airport (LGW), U.K.—59% delayed, 1.4% canceled
Statistics were taken from 1-9 July and provide an absolute picture of flights, not a relative one. For instance, Heathrow is not on the list, although its delays may have significantly impacted more travelers despite not being as long or onerous.
The best airports for delays/cancellations in early July
And in turn, the best airports can also be identified, using the same data from Hopper:
- Bergamo/Orio al Serio Airport (BGY), Italy—3% delayed, 1.0% canceled
- Gran Canaria Airport (LPA), Spain—8% delayed, 0.3% canceled
- Otopeni International Airport (OTP),