Table 1-61: FAA-Cited Causes of Departure and En route Delays (After pushing back from the gate)

Table 1-61: FAA-Cited Causes of Departure and En route Delays (After pushing back from the gate)

Excel | CSV

  1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Operations delayed (thousands) 393 298 281 276 248 237 272 245 306 374 450 348 286 317
Cause (percent)                            
Weather 56 65 65 72 75 72 74 68 74 69 69 72 72 72
Airport terminal volume 33 26 25 21 18 17 17 20 13 8 11 9 9 7
Air Route Traffic Control Center volume 2 1 2 1 1 1 2 2 2 4 3 3 5 4
Closed runways / taxiways 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 5 6 5 4 7
National Airspace System equipment 1 2 2 2 2 3 2 3 2 2 2 2 1 1
Other 4 3 3 2 2 4 2 4 6 13 9 10 9 9

KEY: FAA = Federal Aviation Administration.

NOTE

Numbers may not add to totals due to roundings.

SOURCES

1987-97: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Aviation Capacity Enhancement Plan (Washington, DC: Annual issues).

1998-2000: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Internet site http://www.faa.gov/apa/Delays/atDelays.htm as of Aug. 8, 2002.

2001-02: Ibid., Internet site http://www2.faa.gov/index.cfm/apa/1319 as of July 21, 2003.

2003: Ibid., Operations Network (OPSNET) database query, Internet site http://www.apo.data.faa.gov/ as of Oct. 15, 2004.