Half of flights in Europe were delayed last summer and nearly 2,000 were cancelled every day in 2022, a new report reveals.
The data – released by European air traffic management body Eurocontrol – will come as no surprise to travellers, many of whom endured long queues and last-minute cancellations throughout 2022.
Two thirds of flights departed on time throughout the year – a significant decrease on the 2019 average of 73 per cent.
But “the situation deteriorated markedly over the summer,” the report reads.
“Departure punctuality [dipped] below 50 per cent at the beginning of July and between 50 per cent – 60 per cent for most of the summer,” Eurocontrol concludes.
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