China suffers world’s worst flight delays: report

Agence France-Presse
Beijing International Airport is the world's most delayed airport, with just 18.3% of commercial passenger flights leaving on schedule, the report claims

DELAYED. Flights at China's two airports are notoriously late, a report says. Photo by EPA

BEIJING, China – Air passengers in China experience the world’s most disrupted travel plans, according to a report which names two of the country’s major airports and its leading airlines among the most delayed.

Beijing International Airport is the world’s most delayed airport, with just 18.3% of commercial passenger flights leaving on schedule, the report claims.

Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport reported the second worst departure record with 23.5% leaving on time, according to the study by FlightStats, a US-based air travel information service.

About 42% of flights from Beijing and 40% of flights from Shanghai suffered delays of 45 minutes or longer, the statistics said.

The report monitored figures throughout June in 35 major international airports.

Flightstats also said 8 of the 10 worst-performing Asian airlines in terms of delays were Chinese carriers, without giving reasons. – Rappler.com

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