And while the rankings are certainly a helpful at-a-glance resource the next time you're booking a trip, It's worth considering certain airports are subject to more weather-related delays or cancellations by virtue of where they're located in the world, which could theoretically factor into their position in the rankings.
On a generally positive note, AirHelp industry advisor Ashley Raiteri told Bloomberg that airlines and airports are generally making big improvements compared to previous years. In fact, he claims that for the most part, airlines or airports that dropped in the rankings this year did so because the other carriers and travel hubs are just doing much better. “What we mostly see is improvement, to be honest,” he said.
Then again, next time you're feeling pissed off by seemingly random flight delays or a generally negative air travel experience, just remember: it could always be much, much worse.