Stats: The Most Delayed Airports of Summer 2019

Newark Airport
Newark was the most-delayed airport in the U.S. this summer. // Photo by tupungato/iStock Editorial/Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Mykonos, Santorini and Athens had some of the most delayed departing flights this summer, according to a new analysis by AirHelp. The organization has released a new analysis of the most delayed airports this summer in the UK, EU and U.S. 

In Europe, aside from Greece, many Portuguese airports made it into the top ten most delayed ranking, including Ponta Delgada Island, Lajes Island and Lisbon. Many South European airports have a higher delay rate which interfered with many Americans’ and Europeans’ summer vacation plans this year.

Travelers departing from the UK should know London Gatwick, Bristol, Edinburgh, London Heathrow and Birmingham airports are the five airports with the worst departure on-time performance.


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In the United States, here’s a look at the top 10 most delayed airports for this summer: 

  1. Newark
  2. Chicago O’Hare
  3. LaGuardia
  4. Denver
  5. Dallas – Fort Worth
  6. George Bush Intercontinental Airport
  7. Charlotte
  8. JFK
  9. Atlanta
  10. Los Angeles

The analysis includes flight data from each airport with more than 1,000 flights for the period ranging from June 1 – July 31. It includes flights delayed for over 15 minutes and flight cancellations. 

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