Christmas travel: these are the worst UK airports for delayed flights

Travelling over the Christmas time can be a necessity for some, with travellers heading home to spend time with family and friends.

Wednesday, 11th December 2019, 2:45 pm
Updated Wednesday, 11th December 2019, 2:46 pm

If you are planning on travelling over the festive period, then there are certain airports which may rack up more delayed flights than others. A study based on 2018 flight data from flightstats.com found that these 15 UK airports had the highest overall percentage of delayed flights in December 2018.

London Stansted

Total Flights in December 2018: 6,325. Flights Delayed in December: 2,530. Delayed by 40 percent.

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Travelling over the Christmas time can be a necessity for some, with travellers heading home to spend time with family and friends.

London Luton Airport

Total flights in December 2018: 4,057. Flights delayed in December 2018: 1,622. Delayed by 40 percent.

Bristol Airport

Total flights in December 2018: 2,313. Flights delayed in December 2018: 786. Delayed by 34 per cent.

Manchester Airport

Total flights in December 2018: 6,857. Flights delayed in December 2018: 2,262. Delayed by 33 per cent.

Edinburgh Airport

Total flights in December 2018: 4,329. Flights delayed in December 2018: 664. Delayed by 31 per cent.

London Heathrow

Total flights in December 2018: 19,233. Flights delayed in December 2018: 5,769. Delayed by 30 per cent.

London Gatwick

Total flights in December 2018: 10,371. Flights delayed in December 2018: 3,007. Delayed by 29 per cent.

Birmingham Airport

Total flights in December 2018: 3,507. Flights delayed in December 2018: 981. Delayed by 28 per cent.

London City Airport

Total flights in December 2018: 2,848. Flights delayed in December 2018: 769. Delayed by 27 per cent.

Glasgow Airport

Total flights in December 2018: 2,764. Flights delayed in December 2018: 691. Delayed by 25 per cent.

Aberdeen Airport

Total flights in December 2018: 1,403. Flights delayed in December 2018: 322. Delayed by 23 per cent.

Belfast Airport

Total flights in December 2018: 1,671. Flights delayed in December 2018: 350. Delayed by 21 per cent.

Leeds Bradford Airport

Total flights in December 2018: 824. Flights delayed in December 2018: 158. Delayed by 19 per cent.

Newcastle Airport

Total flights in December 2018: 1,167. Flights delayed in December 2018: 198. Delayed by 17 per cent.

Liverpool Airport

Total flights in December 2018: 1,311. Flights delayed in December 2018: 183. Delayed by 14 per cent.