P.I.A delay: Airline’s American flight is the most held-up in the UK
A Pakistan International Airline flight from Manchester to New York was officially the most delayed flight in the UK last year, statistics released this week have shown.
Eight out of 10 recorded flights from January 2015 to March 2016 were delayed on the flight route with an average wait time of 88 minutes for patient passengers.
In total, delays added up to a massive 190 hours as departure boards
A spokesman for Manchester Airport said: “The Pakistan International Airlines service doesn't impact on any other flights operating from Manchester.”
PIA are yet to comment on the figures.
Worryingly for PIA’s regular passengers, the airline was also second on the list for companies with the highest average delays in the UK, only behind Turkmenistan Airlines.
Meanwhile, London Gatwick Airport had the most flights delayed in the same period, averaging an 18 minute wait for passengers.
A spokesperson said: “A spokeswoman for Gatwick Airport said: “We regret any delays our passengers experience however several incidents beyond Gatwick's control influenced the airport's performance during this period, including numerous air traffic control strikes across European airspace, impacting the airport's whole flight schedule including our long haul routes.
“Gatwick has more flights to Europe than any UK airport and can therefore be impacted disproportionately by events on the continent.”