The most disrupted flight routes around Europe have been revealed
You have definitely travelled on some of these routes.
With the Christmas season about to head into full swing, plenty of people will be having a more frantic journey than the McCallisters did in Home Alone.
Yep, it's going to be a real case of planes, trains, and automobiles over the coming weeks as people try to make it home for the holidays but sadly, flight disruption is an inevitability.
On this note, a new report of Europe’s 50 most disrupted flight routes has revealed that 75% of flights between Mykonos and London Gatwick are cancelled or delayed, making it the worst flight route of 2018.
The study of global flight data was undertaken by AirHelp and you might not be surprised to learn that flight departures and arrivals via UK airports are more likely to suffer delays and cancellations than any other European country.
In relation to an Irish interest, the London Gatwick to Cork International route is the most prominently disrupted flightpath that's relevant to an Irish airport.
Elsewhere, departures from Eindhoven to Dublin are frequently disrupted, delayed, cancelled too, as are flights from Krakow to the capital.
Passengers travelling via UK airports are more likely to suffer delays and cancellations than any other European air travellers, with UK airports featuring in 25 of the 50 worst European flight routes. Those flying to or from Italian or German airports are also likely to endure travel chaos – Italian airports feature in 24 routes and German airports in 18 routes.
In terms of this list, 9 Irish airports are affected by these disruptions.
FYI, a disrupted flight is defined as a journey that's cancelled or delayed by over 15 minutes. This data was obtained from 1 January until 9 October.
Here are the most disrupted flight routes around Europe.