These are the worst airports to pass through this month due to their high rates of flight delays and cancellations
With the removal of coronavirus travel restrictions, air travel to, from and throughout Europe is slowly returning to normal, with the European Travel Commission (ETC) predicts that 70% of pre-pandemic travel on the continent will recover This year.
The return of travelers, however, found many airlines off guard due to the lack of workers they had laid off at the start of the pandemic, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.
As a result, the world, and in particular Europe, has experienced a wave of flight cancellations and delays, disrupting the travel plans of millions of people around the world, leaving them stranded for hours at airports or even stranded unable to return home in time.
The number of canceled and delayed flights during the summer months is higher than ever, and travelers are now advised to avoid crowded airports and try to book with airlines with whom the chances of having a canceled or delayed flight are lower.
Data recently released by Hopper Inc, a Goldman-backed online travel agency, shows that Brussels Airport and Frankfurt International Airport have the most flight delays in July, while the latter also has the higher number of canceled flights.
“Airlines and airports across Europe have struggled to meet growing travel demand resulting from nearly two years of closed borders and depressed travel during the highest waves of the covid-19 pandemicunderlines a press release published by Hopper Inc alongside the data.
According to the same, the top ten airports with the highest number of delayed flights for July are:
The press release also includes a list of the top ten airports in Europe with the lowest number of cancellations and delays, four of which are located in Spain, as follows:
The press release also advises travelers to avoid flying on weekends, as these are the busiest days at airports. Rather, it suggests that Monday and Tuesday are the best days to depart from busy European airports.