According to data from FlightAware, Pearson had the most delayed departing flights of any airport on earth yesterday.
On July 11, 54% of the planes that took off from Pearson were delayed — 324 flights in total.
Forty-six percent of the flights that landed at the airport yesterday were delayed, too. Percentage-wise, only three airports delayed more arrivals than Pearson did. But, based on the number of flights — 283 — Pearson was second-worst in the world.
Despite the headache-inducing delays, very few flights passing through Pearson were cancelled outright. Two percent of departures (16 flights) and 3% of arrivals (21 flights) were cancelled on July 11, according to FlightAware.
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The data shows that other Canadian airports didn’t even come close to the number of delays reported at Pearson yesterday.
Only 34% of departures (138 flights) from Vancouver International Airport were delayed, while 36% of arrivals (142 flights) were late.
At Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, 36% of departures (128 flights) and 34% of arrivals (114 flights) were not on schedule.