Canadian delays are the worst
The Canadian Press – July 4, 2022 / 7:40 am | History: 374100
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Canadian airlines and airports took the top spots for flight delays over the July long weekend, notching more than almost anyone else in the world.
Air Canada ranked first for delays on Saturday and Sunday, which affected a total of more than 700 trips, or about two-thirds of flights, according to tracking service FlightAware.
WestJet and budget subsidiary Swoop ranked third and fourth for Saturday delays.
Toronto’s Pearson Airport took second place on Sunday behind China’s Guangzhou Airport, while Montreal was sixth, both having a higher proportion of late departures than the major airports of London and Amsterdam.
Last week, Air Canada said it would cut more than 15 percent of its flight schedule, nearly 10,000 flights, in July and August as the country’s aviation network shrinks due to a huge resurgence in travel.
Kicking off the peak travel season, the Canada Day long weekend saw scenes of long lines and baggage mazes flood social media as airports around the world grappled with overcrowded terminals after two years of pent-up demand.