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On these routes most likely to delay

last year, passengers had to have in Europe and Switzerland especially are nerves of steel. The year 2018 was characterised by delays and failures. "On some ro

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On these routes most likely to delay

last year, passengers had to have in Europe and Switzerland especially are nerves of steel. The year 2018 was characterised by delays and failures. "On some routes, a third of all flights to Plan not started", says Philippe Strässle, expert at Airhelp for air passenger rights in Switzerland. Airhelp has analysed the 50 European routes with the most delays and failures in the year 2018.

Among the 20 late most Connections, two Swiss routes are represented. As much time as needed to schedule, passengers wanted to fly from the Sicilian city of Catania to Zurich. On this route in 2018, approximately 65 percent of all flights were delayed or fell out. The track occupied space 12 of the 50 worst Links.

Basel–Manchester often too late

Also passengers, to the airport of Basel-Mulhouse to Manchester travel, were often, as planned, on target. Around 62 per cent of all flights on this route were affected by the failures or delays. The route is ranked in 20th place in the Rankings. As late a flight is, when it reaches more than a 15 minute deviation from the scheduled arrival time of the target. As the arrival time of the Moment of the door opening is counted, declared Strässle of Airhelp.

in the year 2017 within Switzerland 44'670 flights delayed or fell out, it was 2018, a total of 56'880. "Only a year later, the number of problem flights has risen by 22 per cent, which has over 6.7 million passengers, that they could not reach their destination as planned," said straessle.

it was The most problems in Europe on the route between the Greek island of Mykonos and London-Gatwick. About three-quarters of all flights on this route were delayed or fell out. Number two and three of the Rankings assigned routes, which started from the Portuguese capital, Lisbon. The second most delays and failures there were on the route Lisbon to Rome-Ciampino, and third most from Lisbon to Brussels.

strikes and bankruptcies

For the many delays and failures in Europe, even the many strikes for Ryanair to be responsible, says Philippe Strässle of Airhelp. The Irish low-cost airline that had been locked for a long time, against the unions, was hit in 2018, from the strike waves across Europe. Flight cancellations were the result of the increase in passenger numbers was lower than we had hoped. Another reason for the delayed and cancelled flights, the staff shortage in air traffic control.

in Addition, the massive delays and failures were the result of "the extreme battle in the Wake of the bankruptcies of various Airlines," said straessle. This is reflected in the fact that the Airlines occupied the vacant Slots, the takeoff and landing rights at airports – the insolvent companies, although part of the necessary personnel and aircraft was missing.

After the Bankruptcy of Air Berlin, Niki and Monarch and Alitalia had made in the past year, other smaller Airlines went bankrupt. In Switzerland, a great Player, disappeared with the Air-Berlin-the daughter of Belair, in the autumn of Bern from operating regional airline Skywork went bust. By the end of 2017, the Lugano-based Darwin Airline had filed for bankruptcy. The latest bust candidate of the German airline Germania is: This last had given financial problems.


industry experts believe that the market adjustment is happening especially among the approximately 150 smaller providers. "The consolidation among the small Airlines goes on," says Daniel Röska, Analyst at brokerage Bernstein. A burden of increased kerosene prices for airlines. In addition, the seat is expected to rise space is limited, the airlines a total of more than demand. "This leads to price pressure, especially in the tourist flight business," says industry expert Röska. At the same time, interest rates could rise, which in the case of small Airlines with leased aircraft directly.

in Order to get compensation for delays and failures, it is the passengers, as the actual delay duration at the destination and what is the reason for the failure or delay is. Severe weather or medical emergencies, for example, can free Airlines from the need to compensate to pay. A claim to financial compensation, passengers have a delay of three hours. For two hours, you have a right to food, as well as two telephone calls, E-Mails or faxes, so Strässle.

With Material of sda (editor-in-Tamedia)

09.01.2019, 12:48 PM


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