"In the first three months of 2024, more than 5.7 million passengers took a flight from an airport in Portugal", says AirHelp, in a statement, adding that "72% of trips were carried out at the scheduled time, however, more than one and a half million passengers saw their flights suffer some disruption."

AirHelp adds that, "although in most cases these were minor delays that did not require financial compensation, more than 67,000 passengers were able to receive compensation, whether due to a delay in their flight exceeding three hours, the cancellation of their your flight or missed connection caused by the delay of the first flight".

"Compared to the previous year, in the same period, there was a slight decrease in the number of air passengers and flights: another five million and 900 thousand passengers and more than 45 thousand flights, in 2023. In 2024, the number of disruptions showed improvements with delayed or canceled flights decreasing", it can be read.

The data also reveals that March is the month that stands out: "more than 15 thousand flights were carried out and almost two million passengers were registered. It is, therefore, natural that more disruptions were recorded with 35% of flights suffering disruptions, as well as 35% of passengers dealing with a problem on their flight".