What is a runway delay?

Last updated on April 24, 2023

A runway delay is an interruption of a scheduled flight caused by air traffic control, weather, mechanical problems or overcrowding on the runway. The length of the delay depends on the cause, but in general it can range from a few minutes to over an hour. The most common delays occur due to weather conditions, such as heavy rain, snow, high winds, or low visibility. In these cases, an alternate route may be necessary to avoid hazardous conditions.

Had issues with your flight? Get compensation!

Simply enter the distance of your flight to see the amount you could receive. Don’t miss out on what you deserve – try our calculator today!

Read more for flight delay calculatorTop 5 flight claim companies, and fill out our flight claim form.