CLEVELAND (WJW) – Forbes has found Cleveland Hopkins Airport to be among the “10 Worst U.S. Airports For Flight Cancellations And Delays This Week.”
The analysis comes as thousands of flights across the country have been delayed or canceled this summer. Many delays and cancelations have been the result of staffing shortages following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport ranked 10 on the list during the week of August 1, 2022.
Data from Flight Aware found 40 flights out of Cleveland were called off that week due to a variety of issues like staffing shortages and scheduling errors. Those cancellations accounted for about 5% of all flights during that stretch of time, reported Forbes.
The worst airport for delays and cancelations was LaGuardia in Queens, Forbes reported, the airport had 403 flights called off in just one week, which is roughly 11.5% of its flights.
A spokesperson with Cleveland Hopkins Airport released the following statement:
“Flight cancellations and delays are understandably among passengers biggest frustrations when traveling. Cleveland Hopkins International Airport’s (CLE) objective is to provide a safe and operationally sound airport for our airlines and passengers. Flight cancellations and delays are caused by many factors, often inclement weather can be a contributing factor. CLE does not make the decisions surrounding cancellations and delays. However, we work closely with our airline partners to ensure the most safe and efficient traveling experience possible.
“CLE recommends that passengers check the status of their flight by contacting the airline directly and/or our website at www.clevelandairport.com to get the most up-to-date- information.“