WIZZ Air has been dubbed worst airline for flight delays in the UK, research has been revealed.

The travel company's planes were late by an average of 14 minutes and 24 seconds last year, Civil Aviation Authority data found.

Tui was second worst, with an average delay of 13 minutes and 18 seconds.

British Airways was third. EasyJet and Ryanair were among the best for being on time.

EasyJet flights were delayed by an average of four minutes and 36 seconds, the second best.

Ryanair was third bestwith delays of six minutes and six seconds on average.

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Irish flag carrier Aer Lingus came out on top with delays of just three minutes and 12 seconds.

It comes after the most reliable airports and airlines for cancellations were revealed.

In terms of airports, travel data companies have reported that Stansted has had the fewest cancellations in June 2022, with Liverpool, Birmingham and Leeds Bradford also performing well.

Only 0.5 per cent of flights were cancelled within 72 hours of departing at Stansted.

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Out of the other popular London airports, Heathrow has done marginally better than Gatwick.

Southampton and London City Airport were the worst performing airports with both having just over 6 per cent of flights cancelled.

And data collected from May 1 to July 4 reveals that the best airlines, with fewest cancellations are Jet2.com and Ryanair, reports Mail Online.

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But other airlines did not fare as well. Between these dates, EasyJet was the worst offender, cancelling a whopping 1,144 flights within 72 hours of departure.

And British Airways scrapped 670 flights, leaving holidaymakers' plans in ruins.

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