This Dutch airport is currently the third-worst in Europe for delays and cancellations

Nowadays, we think of Schiphol as the worst airport in the Netherlands due to all its chaos and disruptions.

But, one Dutch airport was able to outperform it. (That is, by being better at being the worst.)

You heard it right, Schiphol isn’t at the bottom of the Dutch ladder, at least when it comes to flight delays, but rather Eindhoven Airport (EIN) took the crown. πŸ‘‘

Says who?!

Travel booking website Hopper compiled the list of the top 10 worst-performing European airports, based on time performance.

Eindhoven Airport scored the third-lowest in Europe with a 67% rate for flight delays.

However, Schiphol Airport still managed to score worse than Eindhoven Airport when it comes to flight cancellations.

While only 1.8% of flights were cancelled at Eindhoven in July, 5.2% of Schiphol’s aircraft were β€” Europe’s second-worst cancellation rate after Frankfurt International Airport.

The top 10 list for worst performing European airports in July

Here are the worst performing European airports in terms of flight times and disruptions this month.

Worst on-time performance in JulyFlights delayed (%)Flights cancelled (%)
1Brussels Airport (BRU) – Brussels, Belgium72%2.5%
2Frankfurt International Airport (FRA) – Frankfurt, Germany68%7.8%
3Eindhoven Airport (EIN) – Eindhoven, Netherlands67%1.8%
4Luton Airport (LDN) – London, United Kingdom66%2.7%
5Liszt Ferenc International Airport (BUD) – Budapest, Hungary65%2.1%
6Lisboa Airport (LIS) – Lisbon, Portugal65%4.8%
7Charles De Gaulle (CDG) – Paris, France62%3.1%
8Schiphol Airport (AMS) – Amsterdam, Netherlands61%5.2%
9Cote d’Azur Airport (NCE) – Nice, France60%3.4%
10Gatwick Airport (LGW) – London, United Kingdom59%1.4%
Source: Hopper

It’s no surprise that the worst-performing airports of the summer are ones located in the most popular travel hotspots, as they attract many tourists.

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On the other hand, the best-performing airports are those in smaller or less popular regions like Bergamo, Italy and Alicante, Spain.

Though, now that the data is out, who knows if they’ll get flooded with flights now? 😬

Have you flown through any of these European airports? Tell us about your experiences in the comments below!

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Lea Shamaa πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡±πŸ‡§
Lea has a passion for writing and sharing new ideas with the world. She enjoys film photography, Wes Anderson movies, fictional books and jazz music. She came to the Netherlands in 2019 for her media studies and has fallen in love with the country and its culture ever since. She loves to ride her bicycle in the city but also feels the need to overtake everyone on the bike lane (she's working on it).


  1. Other than cancellations and delays I believe Schiphol is the best and easiest airport in Europe; well designed and easy for the average passenger to find his/her gate.

  2. Waited in the security line in Schipol for over three hours. Thought we’d missed our flight but KLM was kind enough to delay the flight for 2 hours so we and others could make it. We only arrived an hour late in LA . This was June 27th of this year.

  3. Just connected through Schipol going to/leaving Copenhagen. No major issues. Ridiculous you have to go through passport control on both legs. Airport is too big. It takes too long if your gates are in different concourses when you also have to go through passport control, especially on a hot day with no air conditioning in the airport.

  4. Not the 4 th worst in Europe but one of the worst in the world from one of the best before COVID. We cannot blame COVID but the management as well as government. I have travelled Johannesburg, Cape Town, Singapore, Chicago, LAX, Orlando, Milan, Dublin, Tokyo and Seoul the last 4 months. Schiphol does not come close to any of the above mentioned airports. On my arrival this morning, 20 minutes late, the gate was not ready, thus we stood waiting for 30 minutes for the gate to be opened so the aircraft could park. The escalator to get to passport control was not working. What happened to our beautiful airport that once was the pride of entry into NL?


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