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18 Airlines That Are Constantly Delayed

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6. TAP Portugal
> Flights delayed: 43.7%
> # of July flights: 11,806
> Average length of delay: 45.3 minutes
> Nation headquartered: Portugal

TAP is the flag carrier of Portugal. Portugal privatized the airline in 2015 as part of its agreement when receiving a national bailout following the financial crisis. However, the government is in the process of reversing that privatization.

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5. Pakistan International Airlines
> Flights delayed: 45.8%
> # of July flights: 3,412
> Average length of delay: 88.3 minutes
> Nation headquartered: Pakistan

Pakistan International Airlines is the country’s flag carrier and largest airline. The airline says Pakistan’s aviation industry is growing at up to 10% pace per year, more than double the 3.5% to 4% growth in the global aviation industry.

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4. Porter Airlines
> Flights delayed: 46.5%
> # of July flights: 5,318
> Average length of delay: 56.1 minutes
> Nation headquartered: Canada

Porter is a regional airline offering flights between Toronto and destinations in Canada and the U.S. using Canadian-built Bombardier turboprop aircraft.

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3. Cathay Pacific
> Flights delayed: 48.1%
> # of July flights: 8,446
> Average length of delay: 62.3 minutes
> Nation headquartered: Hong Kong

Cathay Pacific is the flag carrier of Hong Kong. Notwithstanding its ranking among airlines with the most delays, it has won the World’s Best Airline award four times by SkyTrax.

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2. Air India
> Flights delayed: 49.3%
> # of July flights: 13,152
> Average length of delay: 50.8 minutes
> Nation headquartered: India

Air India is the flag carrier of India. It operates the world’s longest nonstop regularly scheduled commercial flight, flying 9,500 miles from Delhi to San Francisco over the Pacific rather than the Atlantic to take advantage of jetstream winds.

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1. Beijing Capital Airlines
> Flights delayed: 52.5%
> # of July flights: 9,797
> Average length of delay: 115.9 minutes
> Nation headquartered: China

Beijing Capital is a subsidiary of Hainan Airlines. It launched its first service in 2010 from Beijing Capital International Airport and focused initially on the domestic market. It opened 14 new international routes in 2016 and announced plans to serve cities as far afield as Sydney and Moscow.

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