Lufthansa Airline, the flag carrier of Germany, has the highest share of cancelled flights for the summer of 2022, with 3.69 per cent of their total flights having been cancelled throughout this period.
A new analysis on the European airlines affected by last-minute cancellations this past summer by Mabrian Technologies, a leading company in data analytics for tourism and Tourist Intelligence, has listed the top ten airlines in Europe who have cancelled the highest share of their flights during the summer months, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.
According to the analysis, taking into account the top ten European airlines most affected by cancellations between July 17, 2022 and August 30, 2022, almost 9,000 cancelled flights are recorded, which means that on average two out of every a hundred flights scheduled by these ten airlines were cancelled in Europe.
“Lufthansa, one of the companies most affected by staff restrictions and strikes, tops the list of airlines with the highest number of cancellations with a total of 2,521 scheduled flights that were cancelled at the last minute in Europe,” a press release on the analysis reads.
Next in the list comes Denmark’s Scandinavian Airlines (SAS), and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines with 812 and with 628 cancelled flights respectively.
The full list goes as below:
1. Lufthansa Airlines – 3.69 per cent, or 2,521 cancelled
2. Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) – 3.4 per cent, or 812 cancelled flights
3. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines – 2.64 per cent, or 628 cancelled flights
4. Germany’s Eurowings – 2.47 per cent, or 835 cancelled flights
5. Tap Air Portugal – 2.01 per cent, or 379 cancelled flights
6. British Airways – 1.79 per cent, or 755 cancelled flights
7. Hungary’s Wizz Air – 1.61 per cent, or 591 cancelled flights
8. United Kingdom’s Easy Jet – 1.34 per cent, or 1482 cancelled flights
9. Air France – 1.23 per cent, or 561 cancelled flights
10. Spain’s Vueling – 0.84 per cent, or 417 cancelled flights.
In spite of all the noise around its cancelled flights last summer, Ryanair had only cancelled 0.5 per cent of its flights, thus ranking in the 14th position.
Commenting on the report, Mabrian’s business development manager, Anna Borduzha, said that flight cancellation is one of the top reasons for traveller dissatisfaction during summer 2023, urging companies and tourist destinations to work on 2022 data and 2023 forecasts, in order to avoid such situations.
“Tourism Big Data analytics and Tourism Intelligence can be a key to improving forecasts and strategic planning,” she said.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic many airlines and airports had laid off their staff in 2020, which had turned out to be a real problem for them after air travel started reviving due to a mass vaccination of world population.
The remaining staff has had it difficult to deal with the high volumes of travellers this summer, often going on strikes, causing tens of flights to be cancelled per day.
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