FlightAware presents a ranking of the most disrupted airports this summer. Toronto led the way, with 52.5% of flights delayed between May 26 and July 19. Roissy is the third most affected airport.
Storm warning for air travel. Disturbances at airports have been increasing for several weeks. Because when the travelers are back after two years of health crisis, the staff is missing. Added to these labor shortages are repeated strike movements, mostly to demand wage increases, against a backdrop of runaway inflation. So many elements that destabilize the sector in the middle of the summer season.
CNN figures collected by FlightAware prove it: Flight delays and cancellations are becoming more common at some airports. The “palm” goes to Toronto Pearson International Airport, where more than half (52.5%) of flights between May 26 and July 19 were delayed. The situation is such that Air Canada announced the reduction in the number of its flights this summer and implemented a flexible ticket rebooking policy “due to longer than usual delays”.
Roissy-Charles de Gaulle in the top 3
After Toronto, Frankfurt Airport has the highest proportion of delayed flights (45.5% since May 26). For its part, Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport ranks third (43.2%), ahead of Amsterdam Schipol Airport (41.5%), London Gatwick (41.1%) and London Heathrow (40.5%), the recently asked airlines to halt ticket sales for this summer. Finally, Munich (40.4%), Athens (37.9%), Sydney Kingsford Smith (34.2%) and Orlando (33.4%) complete the top 10.
On the other hand, Europeans fare better when it comes to cancellations, with only one airport in the old continent among the ten airports that had the highest proportion of canceled flights between May 26 and July 19. This is Amsterdam Schipol Airport (10th), which has been forced to cancel 3.9% of its flights over the period.
At the top of this unflattering ranking is Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport (7.9% canceled flights), ahead of US airports Newark Liberty (7.4%) and LaGuardia (7.4%). Pearson Airport in Toronto (6.5%) is fourth, followed by Soekarno-Hatta (6.2%) in Indonesia, Sydney (5.9%), Guangzhou Baiyun (5.2%), Ronald Reagan-Washington (5%) and Chongqing Jiangbei (4.6%).