Cancelled and delayed flights, lost or delayed baggage, long lines at security check-in – it’s all been an unhappy part of post-Pandemic travel. Simply, some airports and airlines are better – or worse – than others.
AirHelp, an air passenger rights group, has compiled date for the worst airports for cancelled flights and on-time performance in both the U.S. and Europe, which you might want to consider avoiding as you plan your next trip.
These stats are from the peak summer travel season (May 27, 2022-July 31, 2022), as reported in the travel trade publication Insider Travel Report, which ecoXplorer follows.
Note that these figures are for cancellations, not delayed flights. That’s a whole other story.
U.S. Airports with the Most Flight Cancellations
- in order (based on percentage of canceled flights (for reference, about 2.6 percent of all flights across the U.S. were canceled)
LGA – LaGuardia Airport (7.7%)
EWR – Newark Liberty International Airport (7.6%)
DCA – Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (5.9%)
PIT – Pittsburgh International Airport (4.1%)
BOS – Boston Logan International Airport (4%)
CLT – Charlotte Douglas International Airport (3.8%)
PHL – Philadelphia International Airport (3.8%)
CLE – Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (3.7%)
MIA – Miami International Airport (3.7%)
JFK – John F. Kennedy International Airport (3.6%)
Overseas Airports with the Most Flight Cancellations
- In order (based on percentage of canceled flights (for reference, about 2.3 percent of all flights across Europe were canceled)
OSL – Oslo Gardermoen Airport (8.3%)
CGN – Cologne/Bonn Apt (6.7%)
BGO – Bergen (5.5%)
FRA – Frankfurt International Airport (5.1%)
HAM – Hamburg Airport (4.9%)
MXP – Milan Malpensa Apt (4.7%)
CPH – Copenhagen Kastrup Apt (4.6%)
AMS – Amsterdam (4.3%)
ARN – Stockholm Arlanda Apt (4.3%)
DUS – Duesseldorf International Airport (4.1%)
How to Get a Refund for a Cancelled Flight
Contact the airline for a refund. If that doesn’t work, visit www.airhelp.com.