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Data: Worst Airports and Airlines for Delays July 2022

Here are the latest data on the most delayed airlines and airports around the world in July 2022.

Which Airport and Airline have the highest numbers of delays in July 2022? The data are breakdown by region. Data Source: RadarBox



Major European Airports such as Paris, Frankfurt, London Heathrow, Amsterdam and London Gatwick have the most delays in numbers in July.

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RankAirportNo. of Flights DelayedPercentage of all flights
#1Invalid request error occurred. Paris (CDG)729734.79%
#2Invalid request error occurred. Frankfurt (FRA)722036.65%
#3Invalid request error occurred. London (LHR)685035.65%
#4Invalid request error occurred. Amsterdam (AMS)549925.49%
#5Invalid request error occurred. London (LGW)469533.51%

Ryanair has the most delayed number of flights with 30,812 (33.22%) runs late more than 30 minutes, follow by easyJet and Turkish Airlines.

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#1a blue square with a yellow harp Ryanair (FR / RYR)3081233.22%
#2a letter e in a circle easyJet Airline (U2 / EZY)1208832.25%
#3a red circle with a white logo Turkish Airlines (TK / THY)1184125.85%
#4a logo of a bird Lufthansa (LH / DLH)1067829.38%
#5a red and black logo Air France (AF / AFR)723530.42%

Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) had the highest number of flight cancellations in Europe recently after its pilots went on a strike. The troubled airline has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States.

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#1a blue square with white text Scandinavian Airlines System (SK / SAS)356120.47%
#2a logo of a bird Lufthansa (LH / DLH)20375.61%
#3a blue text with a crown on a black background KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL / KLM)8794.76%
#4a red and blue logo British Airways (BA / BAW)7723.61%
#5a logo with a black background Eurowings (EW / EWG)7664.78%

The cancellation data in the chart below shows only last-minute cancellations and does not account for cancellations ahead of time.

North America

Toronto Pearson International Airport saw the most flight delays in North America (41% of the flights are late), followed by Atlanta and Chicago O'Hare, wrapping up the top three airports with the most delays in North America.

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#1Invalid request error occurred. Toronto (YYZ)730741.09%
#2Invalid request error occurred. Atlanta (ATL)621918.77%
#3Invalid request error occurred. Chicago (ORD)618318.26%
#4Invalid request error occurred. Denver (DEN)603920.83%
#5Invalid request error occurred. Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW)588318.75%

Although American Airlines and Southwest Airlines have more delays. Air Canada has the highest percentage of flight delay at 43%.

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#1a logo of a plane American Airlines (AA / AAL)2532917.05%
#2a heart shaped logo with a red blue and yellow stripe Southwest Airlines (WN / SWA)2517220.36%
#3a red triangle with black background Delta Air Lines (DL / DAL)1838913.24%
#4a close-up of a globe United Airlines (UA / UAL)1577414.89%
#5a red maple leaf in a circle Air Canada (AC / ACA)1211843.11%

DOT Purposed Stricter Rules

The Department of Transportation (DOT) on Wednesday proposed stricter rules on when airlines would have to compensate passengers for canceled or delayed flights, a move that follows a surge in traveler complaints.

DOT is now proposing to define that as a departure or arrival time that’s off by at least three hours for domestic flights, or at least six hours for international flights. Travelers would also be entitled to a refund if the routing changes or if a connection is added, as well as if a change in aircraft causes a “significant downgrade” in amenities or other features.

Complaints about airline refunds accounted for 87% of the 102,560 complaints the DOT logged in 2020 and about 60% of the 49,958 complaints in 2021.

The DOT’s proposed rules are open to public comment for 90 days.

Asia Pacific

Manila tops the list of airport delays in Asia Pacific airports with 29.55% of flights to/from Manila being late.

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#1Invalid request error occurred. Manila (MNL)343829.55%
#2Invalid request error occurred. Jakarta (CGK)308416.3%
#3Invalid request error occurred. Guangzhou (CAN)296315.34%
#4Invalid request error occurred. Hangzhou (HGH)268218.53%
#5Invalid request error occurred. Hanoi (HAN)251324.52%

Looking at the list of most affected airlines, China Southern Airlines - based at Guangzhou Baiyun Airport accounted for the most delayed flights in the Asia Pacific region, followed by China Eastern Airlines and India's low-cost carrier IndiGo. China's Beijing Airlines and Vietnam's Vietjet made it to the top five airlines in delays in the Asia Pacific region respectively.

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#1a blue and red logo China Southern Airlines (CZ / CSN)779212.92%
#2a red blue and white circle with a white bird in the center China Eastern Airlines (MU / CES)620310.21%
#3a blue doted arrow IndiGo (6E / IGO)497310.24%
#4a grey airplane wing on a black background Beijing Airlines (CA / BJN)496313.04%
#5a red text on a black background VietJet Air (VJ / VJC)362724.36%

Middle East

Moving towards the Middle East, Dubai International Airport topped the list with the most flight delays last month with 4,143 flights arriving or departing more than 30 minutes behind schedule. Israel's Ben Gurion International Airport and Qatar's Hamad International Airport are second and third.

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#1Invalid request error occurred. Dubai (DXB)414324.79%
#2Invalid request error occurred. Tel Aviv (TLV)311640.16%
#3Invalid request error occurred. Doha (DOH)156515.77%
#4Invalid request error occurred. Kuwait City (KWI)153328.74%
#5Invalid request error occurred. Jeddah (JED)114410.78%

flydubai and Qatar Airways accounted for the most flight delays in the Middle East.

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#1a blue and white sign with white text flydubai (FZ / FDB)271641.76%
#2a logo of a horse Qatar Airways (QR / QTR)149615.25%
#3a logo with a palm tree Saudia (SV / SVA)9456.41%
#4red text on a black background Emirates (EK / UAE)90411.79%
#5a green logo on a black background Pakistan International Airlines (PK / PIA)89734.17%

Latin America

Two of Mexico's largest airports saw the most number of flight delays, with Benito Juárez International Airport topping the list with 2,534 flight delays.

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#1Invalid request error occurred. Mexico City (MEX)253413.69%
#2Invalid request error occurred. Cancún (CUN)158615.99%
#3Invalid request error occurred. São Paulo (GRU)10719.47%
#4Invalid request error occurred. San Juan (SJU)100715.62%
#5Invalid request error occurred. Bogota (BOG)10047.05%

Compared to other airlines, Volaris and vivaAerobus which mainly operate out of Benito Juárez International Airport had the most flight delays.

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#1a colorful pixelated cross Volaris (Y4 / VOI)288717.3%
#2a group of balls with a black background VivaAeroBus (VB / VIV)236821.19%
#3a logo with circles in a square GOL Linhas aéreas inteligentes (G3 / GLO)17889.42%
#4a blue and black logo Aeromexico (AM / AMX)12739.46%
#5a colorful squares on a black background Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras (AD / AZU)12304.48%


Cairo International Airport had the highest number of delayed flights in the last month while over 30% of flights to and from Algiers and Tunis were late.

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#1Invalid request error occurred. Cairo (CAI)193625.09%
#2Invalid request error occurred. Casablanca (CMN)106825.4%
#3Invalid request error occurred. Algiers (ALG)91931.56%
#4Invalid request error occurred. Tunis (TUN)87030.33%
#5Invalid request error occurred. Addis Ababa (ADD)66812.72%

Egyptair has the highest number of delayed flights, followed by Ethiopian Airlines. 37% of Tunis Air runs late.

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#1a blue and black logo Egyptair (MS / MSR)142927.96%
#2a colorful logo on a black background Ethiopian Airlines (ET / ETH)109011.1%
#3a pink logo with a crown and wings Royal Air Moroc (AT / RAM)99220.87%
#4a red and black logo Air Algerie (AH / DAH)82920.39%
#5a red bird with black background Tunis Air (TU / TAR)53737.68%

Here are some useful tips on how to travel these days in case you face travel disruption:

Know Your Rights

The Montreal Convention is the oldest treaty created to protect passengers’ rights and it applies to most international flights. In case of a physical injury resulting from a flight accident, for example, airlines are liable for up to EUR 140,000 (to cover medical expenses). Passengers are eligible for up to EUR 1,400 for damages suffered as a result of lost or destroyed luggage.

In the U.S., if you get bumped from your flight, you are entitled to US flight compensation at least equal to 200% of your one-way fare.

The European Regulation EC261 rule is an extensive bit of legislation that requires airlines to compensate passengers in the event of:

  • Denied boarding
  • Flight cancellation
  • Long delay of flights (three or more hours)

Under EC261 you may be eligible for compensation reaching up to EUR 600 if your flight is delayed by more than 3 hours or gets canceled. AirHelp helps air passengers around the world secure compensation for delayed, canceled, or overbooked flights.

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How to File a Claim?

AirHelp can help you if you have a flight disruption within the EU (on any airline), leaving the EU (on any airline) or arriving into EU (on EU airline).

AirHelp can help you to determine whether you’re eligible for compensation and claims through the easy 1-2-3 steps on their website.


Data Source: RadarBox