Three Scottish airports among 'worst in UK' for cancelled flights

Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh's airports had some of the highest numbers of cancelled flights.

Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen airports among ‘worst in UK’ for cancelled flights iStock

Three Scottish airports have made it onto a list of the worst airports in the UK for flight cancellations.

Although the vast majority of journeys went ahead as planned, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen were among the top ten airports with the highest number of cancellations by airlines across the UK.

A hotel software company compiled the list by analysing data from the Civil Aviation Authority on flight cancellations between January and June this year.

HotelTechReport found that Aberdeen International Airport had the fourth-highest number of cancellations, behind Southampton, London City and Isle of Man.

Standing at pole position, Southampton Airport had 5.82% of all flights cancelled in the first half of this year, with 399 of 6,852 suspended.

In comparison, Aberdeen Airport accounted for 3.22% of ruined journeys – with 374 cancellations of 11,628 flights in total.

Not far behind, Glasgow Airport was dubbed fifth-worst – with 644 flights of 25,663 total cancelled, making up for a share of 2.51%.

Finally, following Belfast, Heathrow, Bristol and Jersey, the Scottish capital took tenth place.

Edinburgh Airport had a 1.64% share of overall cancellations in the first half of this year, with 628 services suspended out of 38,243.

London Heathrow saw the most cancellations of any airport, with 3,477 recorded of 166,074 flights in total.

A spokesperson from HotelTechReport said, “If your local airport finds itself near the top of this list, combined with all the continued cancellations this year, it might be a wise idea to travel a little bit further to catch your flight abroad or even make plans for your ideal staycation later this year or into 2023.

“Even looking at where you can expect delays is useful to help you prepare your itinerary with more factors in mind.” 

STV News contacted the operators of Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh Airports have been contacted for response.

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