Worst UK Airlines for Delays

Which airlines are the worst in the UK for delays? Here are the airlines arriving late according to a study by the Civil Aviation Authority – using data on more than 385,000 flights in and out of the UK during the peak summer holiday months of June, July and August last year.

Worst Airline for delays in the UK

Wizz Air were the worst airline for delays. Over 2 thirds of their flights were over 15 minutes late during the study period.

Additionally, Wizz Air had the longest average delay of all airlines included in the study, with flights on average running 55 minutes late.

Second worst airlines for delays in the UK?

TUI Airways is the second most delayed airline in the list, as during the summer of 2022, it made 24,970 flights in and out of the UK, and 61.3%, were delayed by at least 15 minutes.

TUI average delay time across all flights at the travel company during June, July and August were 46 minutes.

The most delayed airlines in the UK

Here is the full list in order of most delayed to least.

  1. Wizz Air – worst airline for delays
  2. Tui
  3. Lufthansa
  4. Air Portugal
  5. Easyjet
  6. Ryanair
  7. Air France
  8. Jet2
  9. British Airways
  10. Virgin Atlantic – least delayed