Most problematic airports

"Forbes" magazine published a ranking of international airports, which causes the worst problems associated with their flights. In the black list includes publications such as airports of third world countries and transport centers of many world capitals. The main selection criterion was the degree of flight delays on the basis of data on transport centers in 2007, capacity of which is at least 10 million people a year.

airport in the country – it is the first step of introduction of foreign guests with the new state. Forbes.com experts analyzed aspect and level of service to the world's leading transport centers. The deviation from airports & # 39; The selection criteria were graphs of arrival and departure.

"According to the portal, the most punctual airports in the world are in South Korea and Japan."

The international airport Brazil whose capacity last year was 10 million, led the top five worst airports where flights are delayed most. It turned out that less than 27% of flights started on time in 2007. The average waiting period for takeoff at the airport is 52 minutes.

Second place went to the capital city of Beijing International Airport. Slightly more than 33% of flights started from there in time in 2007. In 2006, the capacity of the airport was 49 million people.

In addition, Brazil is also ranked third in the blacklist. It was divided between the airports Sao Paulo Guarulhos International and Kangonhas International, located in Sao Paulo. Only 41% of flights started in time from the first, and only 43% – on the other. Cairo International Airport took the fourth position in the list. Last year alone, there have started 47% of flights. Average take-off waiting time was 43 minutes. In 2006, the airport capacity was only 10.8 million people.

List attached at the Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. Only half of flights started from there in time in 2007.

However, the study did not satisfy the ratings and made another top five of transport centers with the lowest number of flights arriving in time.

First place in the ranking took the international airport Chambapatsi Shyvadi Mumbai. Last year, here came a little more than 44% of all flights and the average delay time was 45 minutes.

The second leading International Airport Delhi Indira Gandhi, where in 2007 the time came a little more than 45% of all flights.

According to the magazine, the Indian authorities have repeatedly apologized to the International Civil Aviation Organization, recognizing that its efforts to update the leading transport centers of the country are lagging behind the pace of its economic growth.

Third place was awarded to the international airport of Sao Paulo Congonhas, where only 54% of flights arrived in 2007, the time delay for the remaining flights is at least 45 minutes.

Fourth position was taken by the International Airport to New York La Guardia, which in 2007 came to less than 58% of flights, the average waiting time was the arrival of more than one hour.

Referring to Robert Pool, a US government consultant on long-distance and international traffic, the publication reports that the situation with the flights delays in many US airports has worsened due to the fact that most companies have decided to replace their planes with small airliners. For example, in the JFK, one of the major US airlines over the past five years, the number of aircraft with capacity of less than 100 passengers has increased by 128%.

The top five is Newark International Airport, where in 2007 the time came a little more than 58% of flights.

The most punctual airports in the world are in South Korea and Japan. Thus, Gimpo International Airport the number of business flights arriving on time, is approximately 95%. Jeju International Airport, the largest airport in South Korea, giving in this regard is only 1%.

Japan lost to Korea in some segment of the most punctual arrivals. Only 8% of flights arrived on time at the international airport of Osaka Itami. Instead, Japanese airports occupy six leading positions in the top ten of the world's most traffic centers on the number of timely takeoffs.

Airport Lhasa and Bangda Airport, located in Tibet, considered the most difficult to take off and landing. The first is located at an altitude of 3500 meters, and the second – at a height of 4300 meters above sea level. Both airports are surrounded by mountains.

Bangda Airport – the highest civil airport in the world with the longest runway (5,500 meters).

Norwegian Longyear Airport on Spitsbergen difficult to fit because of the constantly and rapidly changing conditions outside & # 39; I, low clouds, wind and constant mountain ranges.

London Heathrow International Airport also made the list of the most difficult airports in the world due to the strong side winds.

Well, there are not only airports, which bring problems, but also those who are very concerned about the environment. Carbon Zero airport certificate was granted at the international airport in Christchurch, New Zealand.