Why is my aircraft being delayed, when others are getting away on time?

Your aircraft may be delayed from departing because of thunderstorms en-route. This affects the flights of aircraft, as pilots will deviate from their planned route to avoid the storm. The new route often increases our controllers’ workload and the airport’s capacity has to be reduced to maintain safety – meaning you might have to wait for a while before capacity can be increased.

View (and listen to) our multimedia explanation here.

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