Vueling ‘most delayed’ airline in UK

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Vueling Airlines is a slightest punctual vital airline drifting from airports in a UK, new investigate shows.

The Spanish carrier’s UK departures were behind by an normal of 31 mins final year, according to investigate of Civil Aviation Authority information by a PA news agency.

Thomas Cook also achieved poorly, with normal delays of 24 minutes, followed by Wizz Air on 23 minutes.

Vueling pronounced it had been “hugely affected” by strikes in France.

The research, that lonesome some-more than 40 airlines drifting from UK airports, found a normal check opposite all flights was 16 minutes.

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Other bad performers enclosed Norwegian Air UK, a auxiliary of Norwegian Air Shuttle, and Eurowings, both of that had normal delays of 22 minutes.

Cathay Pacific Airways was a many punctual carrier, nonetheless a flights still typically took off 8 mins behind schedule.

Airline passengers faced disharmony final summer as French atmosphere trade controllers staged a array of strikes.

Vueling, that serves UK airports such as Heathrow, Gatwick and Edinburgh, pronounced a flights in and out of Barcelona had been strike by movement in Marseille.

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“During these strikes, Vueling flights to and from Barcelona and a UK could not fly true opposite France though instead flew south of a Pyrenees and into a Atlantic, before looping behind towards Britain,” a orator said.

“The plcae of Vueling’s [Barcelona] heart tighten to Marseille means it has been quite badly affected.”

The carrier, that is owned by International Airlines Group – that also owns British Airways – also saw a possess pilots transport out in May, heading to hundreds of cancellations.

‘Antiquated airspace’

Under EU rules, airline passengers are usually entitled to a remuneration if they arrive during their end some-more than 3 hours late.

However, consumer repository Which? pronounced moody delays could leave holidaymakers “hundreds of pounds out of slot since of missed connections, transfers and fines for picking adult their sinecure automobile late”.

Tim Alderslade, arch executive of trade physique Airlines UK, that represents UK-registered carriers, pronounced too many flights are influenced by a country’s “antiquated airspace”.

He added: “We support supervision in a efforts to deliver much-needed modernisation so we can continue to safely and effectively accommodate a ever rising direct for atmosphere travel.”