Flight cancellations in Europe: The worst Airlines
Many flights have been cancelled in the past weeks.
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Over 2,000 flights have been cancelled across Europe in the 1 to 15 July period. This makes it difficult for European holidaymakers to find flights to their holiday destination. But which airlines are the worst in terms of flight cancellations?
Flight cancellations: New data for Europe
Travel intelligence company Mabrian has analysed data relating to European airline scheduling over the last few weeks, comparing how many flights were scheduled on 14 June to operate between 1 and 15 July, to scheduled flights for the same period, as of 28 June. These cancellations happen in response to the operational challenges that many airlines are facing, such as strikes or increasing prices. The analysed data does not include flights cancelled at the last minute but is based on scheduling.
Carlos Cendra, Director of Sales and Marketing at Mabrian, said: »It is highly unusual to see airlines cancelling scheduled flights at such short notice, literally weeks before take-off, right at the peak of the summer season.« Looking only at the top ten airlines ranked by their cancellations, over 2,000 flights have been cancelled across Europe just for the 1 to 15 July period. The company said it has never seen anything like this before, and it is a reflection of the labour difficulties that airlines and airports are having right now, making them unable to return to 2019 capacity levels.
The worst airlines
No. 1 on this list is easyJet, with 1,394 flights cancelled, far more than No. 2, Turkish Airlines with 399 flights cancelled. But if you look at the cancelled flights as a percentage of their air capacity, easyJet has cancelled just 5.5%. Turkish Airlines on the other hand has the highest percentage of cancelled flights, at nearly 7%. Other airlines with many cancelled flights are Scandinavian Airlines (145 flights, 2.5%), Wizz (86 , 0.8%), Vueling (69, 0.6 %), Tui fly (51, 2.6%) and United (30, 1.3%).
»In fact, we must keep some perspective on this overall situation,« said Carlos Cendra, »as when we look at the overall numbers in terms of percentage of the air capacity of an airline, what we notice is that in many cases the cancellations in relative terms are very low.«
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