Figure 1 - U.S. Major Air Carriers On-Time Performance: 1996-2001

Figure 1 - U.S. Major Air Carriers On-Time Performance: 1996-2001

(Millions of flights)

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Year On-time flights Late arrivals Diverted flights1 Canceled flights
1996 7,715,006 2,655,854 26,248 245,126
1997 8,101,242 2,495,630 26,162 210,224
1998 7,949,666 2,495,200 25,466 285,700
1999 7,815,846 2,798,138 28,760 305,804
2000 8,058,454 2,893,006 26,606 326,304
2001 7,998,010 2,847,222 27,024 466,056

1Because relatively few flights were diverted from their original destinations, that category is not clearly visible on the graph. The following number of flights were diverted (by year): 14,121 (1996); 12,081 (1997); 13,161 (1998); 13,555 (1999); 14,254 (2000); and 12,144 (2001). Please note that the chart displays millions of flights.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Airline On-Time Performance Database, available at http://www.bts.gov., as of May 2002.