Discover the airlines whose flights are canceled the most

The Dutch company KLM is paying the price for the staff shortage at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Ramon van Flymen/ANP/AFP

RANK – Due to staff shortages, some airlines have had to drastically reduce their flight schedule in recent weeks. But some do it better than others.

In addition to price or comfort, punctuality is a decisive factor in the reliability of an airline. And when it comes to this criterion, not everyone is equal, as the ranking compiled by Bloomberg shows. The business media specialist used data from the aviation analysis company Cirium to rank the 19 major airlines that canceled the most flights between April 26 and July 26, 2022.

The British company Virgin Atlantic climbed to the top of the rankings with 5.9% of the flight program canceled during this period, i.e. 2,200 flights. The Dutch follow KLM (5.8%) and Air New Zealand (3.7%). In Europe, AirFrance and Ryanair quite well with 0.9 and 0.7% respectively of flights canceled in the last three months. But the best students are found in Asia: Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific and Air Asia less than 0.3% cancellations.

Airlines that canceled the most flights between April 26 and July 26, 2022:

  • Virgin Atlantic: 5.9%
  • KLM: 5.8%
  • Air New Zealand: 3.7%
  • Quantum: 3.3%
  • Lufthansa: 3.1%
  • British Airways: 3%
  • American Airlines: 2.6%
  • United Airlines: 2.6%
  • Delta Airlines: 2.5%
  • Iberian Peninsula: 1.5%
  • Latam Airlines: 1.2%
  • Air France: 0.9%
  • Ryanair: 0.7%
  • Japan Airlines: 0.6%
  • ANA: 0.5%
  • Southwest Airlines: 0.5%
  • AirAsia: 0.3%
  • Cathay Pacific: 0.3%
  • Singapore Airlines: 0.1%

labor shortage

The disruptions can largely be explained by the labor shortages both airlines and airports are suffering in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. A staff shortage was at the origin of large strike movements and monster chaos at certain European airports such as Amsterdam Schiphol and London Heathrow this summer.

With tens of thousands of pilots, crew, baggage handlers and security personnel laid off during the pandemic, the industry is struggling to hire fast enough to keep up“, highlighted Bloomberg. A pace that is accelerating, as evidenced by the longer-than-expected tourist recovery. According to Cirium, 25,000 flight cancellations are expected in August, more than half of them in Europe. A number that has a lot to complain about, but which does not represent much in view of the more than 3 million starts planned for August worldwide. In Europe, this accounts for 2% of the flight program.

Kaddouri Ismail

I am Ismail from Morocco, I work as a blogger and online marketer. I am also the founder of the “Mofid” site, in which I constantly publish many important articles in the field of technology, taking advantage of more than 5 years of experience working in the field. I focus on publishing in a group of areas, the most important of which are programming, e-marketing, digital currencies and freelance work.

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