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18 Airlines That Are Constantly Delayed

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8. Qatar Airways
> Flights delayed: 14.6%
> # of July flights: 14,432
> Average length of delay: 39.3 minutes
> Nation headquartered: Qatar

Qatar Airways is the state-owned flag carrier of Qatar. Due to a recent diplomatic crisis, Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates recently banned flights to and from Qatar.

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7. Azul
> Flights delayed: 14.6%
> # of July flights: 21,229
> Average length of delay: 41.3 minutes
> Nation headquartered: Brazil

Azul was founded by former JetBlue founder and CEO David Neeleman in 2008. It was recently ranked as South America’s most on-time airline by the Official Airline Guide.

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6. Air Baltic
> Flights delayed: 14.5%
> # of July flights: 4,817
> Average length of delay: 36.7 minutes
> Nation headquartered: Latvia

Air Baltic is Latvia’s low-cost flag carrier. It was established in 1995 as part of a joint venture with Scandinavian Airlines.

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5. SriLankan Airlines
> Flights delayed: 13.2%
> # of July flights: 3,668
> Average length of delay: 41.6 minutes
> Nation headquartered: Sri Lanka

SriLankan Airlines is the flag carrier of Sri Lanka. Operating from a hub at Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo, it serves 100 destinations in 47 countries. It joined the Oneworld airline alliance in 2014.

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4. Compass Airlines
> Flights delayed: 11.8%
> # of July flights: 8,640
> Average length of delay: 64.5 minutes
> Nation headquartered: United States

Compass Airlines is a regional airline headquartered in Minneapolis. It operates for American Airlines as American Eagle and for Delta Air Lines as Delta Connection.

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3. JAL
> Flights delayed: 11.0%
> # of July flights: 24,564
> Average length of delay: 33.5 minutes
> Nation headquartered: Japan

JAL is the flag carrier of Japan, although it is smaller than local rival ANA. It’s no surprise to see JAL rank so highly – FlightStats named it the best Asia-Pacific major airline in its annual awards.

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2. Iberia Express
> Flights delayed: 9.0%
> # of July flights: 3,060
> Average length of delay: 42.6 minutes
> Nation headquartered: Spain

Iberia Express is a low-cost Madrid-based airline that operates short and medium-haul flights and offers connections for parent Iberia’s long-haul customers

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1. Hawaiian Airlines
> Flights delayed: 7.6%
> # of July flights: 7,779
> Average length of delay: 40.8 minutes
> Nation headquartered: United States

Hawaiian Airlines is the largest airline in Hawaii and the eighth largest commercial airline in the United States. It offers flights to Asia, Australia, and New Zealand, as well as the mainland. Perhaps its top ranking on our list has something to do with Hawaii’s famous Aloha spirit.

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