Forbes magazine has published a rating of international airports that cause the most serious troubles associated with their flights. The publication's blacklist includes both third-country airports and transport centers in many of the world's capitals. The main selection criterion was flight delays, based on 2007 data on transport centers with a capacity of at least 10 million people per year.
National Airport is the first step in introducing foreign visitors to the new country. Forbes.com experts have analyzed the aspects and level of service of the world's leading transportation centers. Degree of deviation from airports & # 39; arrival and departure schedules served as a selection criterion.
"According to the portal, the world's most accurate airports are in South Korea and Rising Sun."
Brazil's International Airport, with a cargo capacity of 10 million last year, led the worst airport five, where flights are most frequently delayed. Less than 27% of its flights in 2007 turned out to be on time. The average take-off time at this airport is 52 minutes.
Second place was Beijing Capital International Airport. Slightly more than 33% of flights from there started in 2007. The carrying capacity of this airport in 2006 was 49 million people.
In addition, Brazil is third on the blacklist. It was split between Sao Paulo's Guarulhos International airports and Congonhas International airports in San Paolo. Only 41% of flights started during the first and only 43% of the second. Cairo International Airport ranks fourth on the list. Only 47% of flights from there started last year. The average take-off time is 43 minutes. The capacity of the airport in 2006 was only 10.8 million people.
The list shall be added to Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport. Only half of the flights departed there in 2007.
However, the studies were not satisfied with this rating and compiled another five transport hubs with the fewest flight arrivals on time.
First place in the ranking is Chhatrapati Shivaji Mumbai International Airport. Just over 44% of all flights arrived here on time last year, with an average delay of 45 minutes.
Second place was Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport, where just over 45% of all flights arrived in 2007.
According to the magazine, Indian authorities have repeatedly apologized to the International Civil Aviation Organization, recognizing that its efforts to upgrade the country's leading transport hubs are lagging behind its economic growth.
Third place was awarded to São Paulo Congonhas International Airport, where only 54% of flights arrived on time in 2007, with the remaining flights delaying at least 45 minutes.
New York La Guardia International Airport is ranked fourth, with less than 58% of flights arriving on time in 2007, with an average waiting time of more than one hour.
Referring to Robert Paul, a US government adviser on interurban and international transportation, the publication reports that the situation with flight delays at many US airports has worsened due to the fact that most companies have chosen to replace their planes with small airplane liners. For example, JFK, one of the major US airlines, has seen the number of aircraft with less than 100 passengers increase by 128% in the last five years.
The top five are surrounded by Newark International Airport, where just over 58% of flights arrived in 2007 on time.
The world's most accurate airports are located in South Korea and Rising Sun. As a result, the number of business flights arriving on time at Gimpo International Airport is approximately 95%. Jeju International Airport, the largest airport in South Korea, generates only 1% in this respect.
Japan has given Korea some of the most punctual arrival in the segment. At Osaka Itami International Airport, only 8% of flights did not arrive on time. Instead, Japanese airports rank six in the top 10 in the world's most accurate transport hubs for timely takeoffs.
Lhasa Airport and Bangda Airport, located in Tibet, are considered the most difficult places to take off and land. The first is 3500 meters above sea level and the second 4300 meters above sea level. Both airports are surrounded by mountains.
Bangda Airport is the highest civilian airport in the world with the longest runway (5500 meters).
Longyear Airport in Norway is difficult to land in the Spitzbergen archipelago due to constantly changing weather conditions, low clouds, winds and continuous mountain ranges.
Also due to the strong crosswind, London Heathrow International is on the list of the world's most complex airports.
There are not only airports that cause problems, but also those that are very ecological. Christchurch International Airport, New Zealand was awarded the Carbon Zero Airport Certificate.