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18 Airlines That Are Constantly Delayed

Airlines With the Fewest Delays

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22. LATAM Airlines Brasil
> Flights delayed: 19.9%
> # of July flights: 20,124
> Average length of delay: 42.5 minutes
> Nation headquartered: Brazil

LATAM is Brazil’s largest airline, although it is not the flag carrier. Of the airlines on our list, it has the lowest ranking for air safety from the Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre.

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21. Sky West Airlines
> Flights delayed: 19.7%
> # of July flights: 67,107
> Average length of delay: 78.6 minutes
> Nation headquartered: United States

SkyWest is a Utah-based regional carrier. It has a fleet of 410 aircraft and operates only jets.

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20. WestJet
> Flights delayed: 19.6%
> # of July flights: 21,950
> Average length of delay: 46.5 minutes
> Nation headquartered: Canada

Low-cost carrier WestJet is the second-largest Canadian airline behind Air Canada.

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19. Singapore Airlines
> Flights delayed: 18.9%
> # of July flights: 7,380
> Average length of delay: 40.4 minutes
> Nation headquartered: Singapore

Singapore’s flag carrier, Singapore Airlines, was the first to operate the Airbus A380, with a flight to Sydney. However, last year it dealt a blow to the superjumbo’s prospects when it decided not to renew the lease for its first plane. The airline was rated the best international airline in the world by Travel and Leisure.

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18. Mesa Airlines
> Flights delayed: 18.5%
> # of July flights: 20,072
> Average length of delay: 70.4 minutes
> Nation headquartered: United States

Arizona-based Mesa is a regional airline that has code-sharing agreements with American Airlines and United Airlines.

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17. Delta AirLines
> Flights delayed: 18.4%
> # of July flights: 171,302
> Average length of delay: 75.2 minutes
> Nation headquartered: United States

Delta is one of the largest airlines in the United States and the oldest still operating. Its headquarters and largest hub are in Atlanta.

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16. Gol
> Flights delayed: 17.2%
> # of July flights: 22,585
> Average length of delay: 32.0 minutes
> Nation headquartered: Brazil

Launched in 2001, Gol claims to serve the most passengers in Brazil, operating around 900 flights every day. It is a fast-growing airline but has a low safety ranking from the Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre.

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