What are the reasons for flight delays?

Last updated on April 24, 2023

Flight delays can be caused by weather delays, equipment malfunction, insufficient crew members, airport traffic, security issues and more. Weather-related delays include heavy rain, snow, strong winds, thunderstorms and low visibility. Equipment malfunction can lead to hydraulic, electrical or mechanical issues and insufficient crew members may cause airline to delay flights. Airport traffic can lead to congestion in the airspace, and security issues, such as an extra screening of passengers or luggage, may also cause delays.

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