The UK's 11 worst airports for flight delays revealed - see where Birmingham Airport ranks

These are the airports with the worst delay times in the UK

The UK airports with the worst delay times have been revealed in a new study.

Research by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) shows that the average delay for flights across all airports in the UK was around 20 minutes and 42 seconds.

The analysis takes into account all scheduled and chartered departures from the 22 commercial UK airports with at least 1,000 outbound flights last year. Cancellations were not included in the data.

When flights are significantly delayed, airlines are required under consumer laws to provide passengers with assistance, which can include refreshments, a means of communication and accommodation if required.

If the cause of disruption is under an airline’s control, passengers are also due compensation of up to £520 depending on the length of the delay and the distance of the flight. 

Speaking about the data, Tim Johnson, the CAA director rold The Telegraph: “Where people do find themselves facing disruption, we want them to be well-informed about the duty of care that they are entitled to.”

Let’s see where Birmingham ranks among the worst airports for delays. The airports are ordered from the longest average delay per departing flight to the shortest

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