Skip to Content

Sheremetyevo airport. Wikipedia

Globally Moscow airport has least flight delays

After a new worldwide study, Russians can take pride in their Moscow airport. It came out on top in many categories.

Published: August 15, 2019, 1:56 pm


    The luggage storage provider Stasher, has rated Russia’s Sheremetyevo International Airport as the most punctual airport in the world with the least flight delays, compared to 105 of the world’s other biggest airports.

    In the study, Sheremetyevo was the only airport with less than 10 percent of delayed flights over a year. And only 6 percent of flights were delayed for longer than 15 minutes.

    Sheremetyevo International is also ranked as the overall best airport in the world, receiving top scores in key categories such as affordable parking costs, airport hotel quality and the number of lounges offered to passengers.

    The 60-year-old airport also received good customer feedback for quality of food outlets, access to shops and distance to the city centre.

    In 2018 an investigation revealed Stansted to be the worst airport in the UK for flight delays. Stansted blamed this on “adverse weather and air traffic control issues”. But sadly it also comes second globally for the highest number of delays (2,59) in Stasher’s most recent study.

    Soekarno-Hatta International airport in Indonesia has the highest number of delayed flights in the world, followed by The Philippines’ Ninoy Aquinto Airport in Manila in third place and Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Vietnam in sixth.

    These results could be due to South-East Asia’s growing number of business travellers and tourists and the related infrastructure, which has failed to keep up with this surge in demand.

    Those travelling around Europe are also likely to face long waits, as six of the worst performing airports are located on the continent.

    Consider donating to support our work

    Help us to produce more articles like this. FreeWestMedia is depending on donations from our readers to keep going. With your help, we expose the mainstream fake news agenda.

    Keep ​your language polite​. Readers from many different countries visit and contribute to Free West Media and we must therefore obey the rules in​,​ for example​, ​Germany. Illegal content will be deleted.

    If you have been approved to post comments without preview from FWM, you are responsible for violation​s​ of​ any​ law. This means that FWM may be forced to cooperate with authorities in a possible crime investigation.

    If your comments are subject to preview ​by FWM, please be patient. We continually review comments but depending on the time of day it can take up to several hours before your comment is reviewed.

    We reserve the right to del​ete​ comments that are offensive, contain slander or foul language, or are irrelevant to the discussion.


    Salvini condemns Italian PM’s slow response to Coronavirus crisis

    RomeThe leader of the League held a press conference to take stock of the Coronavirus crisis: "The problem is not with the red zones but with the whole territory." Italy now has three times the number of infected cases compared to Hong Kong.

    What is known about the Italian Coronavirus deaths so far

    The focal point on which Italian citizens should focus does not concern so much the danger of the Coronavirus which, as ascertained, causes death only in rare cases, but its management. The special measures taken in Lombardy were adopted not so much because Covid-19 represents the plague of the 21st century, but rather to limit its spread.

    Coronavirus: Italian train blocked at Austria’s Brenner Pass

    Austria has stopped a Venice-Monaco Eurocity train with 300 passengers on board, after the explosion of the number of Coronavirus infections in Italy.

    Economic fall-out from Coronavirus may be huge

    SeoulThe economic damage that the Coronavirus epidemic could wreak globally, was confirmed when the United States raised its travel advisory for industrial giant South Korea.

    Le Pen calls on Macron to denounce Soros’ ‘undemocratic manipulations’

    ParisThe president of the National Rally, Marine Le Pen, responded after the shocking revelations by a French weekly magazine on how the European Court of Human Rights has been infiltrated by organisations answering to the American "philanthropist" George Soros.

    Judiciary in a hurry to move against Salvini

    It appears that the Italian judiciary is in a hurry to move against former Interior Minister Matteo Salvini. The offices of the investigating magistrate of Catania have already received the official request of the prosecutor to set a preliminary hearing in the context of the proceeding against the Salvini "kidnapping" case.

    The grip of Soros on the ECHR revealed by French weekly

    ParisIn its latest issue, a French weekly revealed the extent of the influence of Georges Soros, the Hungarian billionaire at the head of the NGO network Open Society Foundations, on the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).

    European Commissioner of the Interior defends asylum after ECHR ruling

    BrusselsThe European Commissioner of the Interior defended the right of migrants to ask for asylum, and even though this right “cannot be offered at each meter of the border” it should be, she argued.

    Orban: ‘It’s forbidden to say so in Europe, but migration is an organised invasion’

    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Thursday warned of a rise in the number of organised groups of migrants attempting to enter the country as summer approaches as migration pressure increases on the country's southern border.

    More than 120 daily stabbing attacks in France

    ParisIn total, between 2015 and 2017, some 44 000 people were victims of a stabbing attack in France.

    Go to archive