As the UK suffers disruption to air travel, Cirium have revealed their June cancellation and delay report for the UK, which reveals that the number of last-minute flight cancellations from the UK were up 188% in June 2022, compared to June 2019, despite scheduled flights from the country being down 23% this June.
- The number of last-minute flight cancellations from the UK were up 188% in June 2022, compared to June 2019, despite scheduled flights from the country being down 23% this June
- During June 2019, only 1,332 last-minute cancellations were made, out of the 198,379 UK departures – equivalent to 0.67%
- During June 2022, this rose to 3,833 last-minute cancellations, out of 153,164 UK departures – equivalent to 2.5%.
- Southampton Airport recorded the most last-minute cancellations last month, with 6.4% of scheduled departures being cut with less than 72 hours’ notice
- London City Airport was the second most affected, with 6.2% axed, followed by Bristol, with 4.8%.
- Although Gatwick and Heathrow Airport saw the highest number of last-minute cancellations, they only accounted for 3.9% and 2.2% of scheduled flights respectively
- Bournemouth and Guernsey Airport were two of the best performers, with zero last minute cancellations during June 2022.
- Average delays on departures from UK airports* are up 71% in June 2022, compared to June 2019
- During June 2022, departures from Gatwick Airport record the longest delays out of UK airports – averaging 34 minutes
- Bristol Airport saw the next longest delays, with an average of 30 minutes, followed by Edinburgh (26 mins), Heathrow (25 mins) and Glasgow (21 mins)
- At the other end of the scale, Land’s End and the Isles of Scilly Airport recorded no delays, while Guernsey saw an average of delay of 0.2 minutes and Southampton only 1 minute.
*Based on the UK’s 28 major airports
N.B. Data based on flights departing the UK only and for cancellations made within 72 hours of departure.