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.