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Budget Airlines: Cheaper Tickets, Longer Delays


POTSDAM, Germany, July 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — presents ranking of 10 most delayed airlines

You buy a cheap plane ticket, but travel longer than expected? statistics show: low-cost carriers are top-notch in flight delays. Claims received in the first half of 2017 clearly show: as prices go down, delays go up.

  1. Ryanair 2. Air Berlin 3. Lufthansa 4. Easyjet 5. Wizzair 6. Air France 7. Vueling 8. Austrian 9. KLM 10.Aer Lingus, the international service provider for passenger rights, registered most compensation claims for delayed low cost flights. Ryanair from Ireland leads, followed by Germany’s Air Berlin and Lufthansa, followed by Easyjet from the UK and Hungary’s Wizzair. Surprised?Lufthansa ranks third, but serves more passengers in absolute terms than its smaller competitors.

To put this in perspective, Lufthansa is market leader in Europe: in 2016, the airline sold more passenger kilometres than any other carrier, followed by British Airways and Air France. Ryanair follows as largest low cost carrier, Easyjet ranks seventh, Air Berlin comes in tenth with less than 30 percent of Lufthansa’s capacity, according to figures published by Statista.

Passengers rights dont go down with the ticket price

Low cost carriers show above average delay rates. But even if the ticket is cheap, the airline is obliged to ensure smooth travels, says Sandra Rosenberg, COO of helps passengers to get the cash compensation they are entitled to.


Founded in 2012 by entrepreneur Eve Büchner, ( assists individual airline passengers and business travel buyers in securing compensation for flight delays, cancellations, missed connections, and overbookings under European Union (EC) 261/2004 legislation.

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