Friday, November 9, 2012 - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today issued the annual directive detailing the requirements for the reporting of airline on-time data for 2013.
In 2013, BTS will receive reports from 16 airlines: 15 are required to report and one (Mesa Airlines) will report voluntarily. Pinnacle Airlines will be required to report in 2013 for the first time since 2007, although the airline reported voluntarily through 2010. Airlines with revenue of more than 1 percent of the total scheduled-service domestic passenger revenue for all airlines for the 12 months ended June 30, 2012 are required to report.
The directive also includes a list of 29 airports with 1 percent or more of the nation's total domestic scheduled-service passenger enplanements for the 12-month period ended June 30, 2012, for which monthly on-time reports are required. The list is unchanged from 2012. Although all reporting airlines voluntarily report on all domestic airports they serve, these 29 airports are listed in the detailed airport tables of the Department’s Air Travel Consumer Report and on BTS’ major airport on-time rankings. For the complete list of carriers required to report data in 2013 and the airports for which reports are required, see Technical Directives - On-Time Reporting.