Airports around the world are experiencing problems now that travelers want to take a group vacation again, but there is not enough manpower to manage it properly. CNN listed the airports with the most delays and cancellations. Spoiler: Our national pride Schiphol isn’t doing well.
The US broker had FlightAware, which tracks the flight status of all flights around the world, to list the places where travelers experience the most delays and canceled flights. Toronto Pearson International Airport in Canada takes the cake: More than half of flights there were delayed between May 26 and July 19. Although Schiphol performed slightly better, 41.5 percent of the planes left there late. That’s good for fourth place in the top 10 airports worldwide with the most number of delayed flights.
Top 10 Airports With Most Delayed Flights
1. Toronto Pearson International Airport (Canada): 52.5 percent
2- Frankfurt Airport (Germany): 45.4%
3- Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (France): 43.2 percent
4. Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (Netherlands) 41.5 per cent
5. London Gatwick Airport (UK): 41.1%
6. Heathrow Airport (UK): 40.5 percent
7. Munich Airport (Germany): 40.4%
8- Athens International Airport (Greece) 37.9%
9- Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (Australia): 34.2 per cent
10. Orlando International Airport (US): 33.4%
(between May 26 and July 19)
Delays are especially common in Europe: seven out of ten airports are European destinations. European airports are better off to cancel. There is only one airport in Europe among the 10 most canceled flights, but that is – unfortunately for Dutch holidaymakers – Schiphol. Between May 26 and July 19, 3.9 percent of flights were canceled, which is good for 10th place.
To address these issues, Schiphol decided earlier this summer to operate hundreds of fewer flights per day than previously planned. A little consolation: It could be a lot worse. At Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport in China, nearly 8 percent of flights have been canceled in recent weeks, and at Newark Liberty International Airport (US), travelers on 7.4 percent of flights had to look for an alternative.
Top 10 airports with the most canceled flights
1. Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport (China): 7.9 percent
2. Newark Liberty International Airport (USA): 7.4 percent
3- LaGuardia Airport (USA): 7 percent
4. Toronto Pearson International Airport (Canada): 6.5 percent
5. Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (Indonesia): 6.2 percent
6. Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (Australia): 5.9 percent
7. Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (China) 5.2%
8. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (USA): 5 percent
9- Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport (China): 4.6%
10. Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (Netherlands) 3.9%
In the meantime, it’s a busy day in Schiphol due to the early summer holidays in the south of the Netherlands. According to an airport spokesperson, there are 62,000 passengers departing on this day, which means people can wait longer. The spokesman said there were no other problems.
In front of the departure hall in Schiphol, there are rows of passengers waiting outside. “It’s no different from other peak days. We’ve seen it before,” the spokesperson said. Because of congestion in the departure hall, the airport asks people whose flights do not depart within four hours to wait at Schiphol Plaza in order to spread the crowds.
For June, Schiphol has set a maximum number of 63,500 departing domestic passengers per day. These are the people who started their journey in Schiphol. This does not include passenger transportation. At the beginning of August, the number will grow to 73,000 passengers.
Schiphol is always busy, whether it’s a tropical day or not. Falls for travelers in long lines:
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