TABLE 1-4-11 - Airline Delays by Length of Delay by Year: 1998-2009

TABLE 1-4-11 - Airline Delays by Length of Delay by Year: 1998-2009

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   Total number of arriving flights Percentage of arriving flights, delayed Average length of delay (minutes) Percentage of all delayed flights by length of time delayed
15-29 minutes 30-59 minutes 60-89 minutes 90-119 minutes More than 120 minutes
1998 5,227,051 20.5 49.3 45.0 30.3 11.5 5.9 7.2
1999 5,360,018 21.5 50.4 44.1 30.6 11.9 5.9 7.6
2000 5,481,303 24.7 52.5 41.5 31.3 12.6 6.3 8.3
2001 5,723,673 19.3 49.2 44.2 31.4 11.8 5.6 7.0
2002 5,197,860 16.7 46.8 47.4 30.9 10.7 4.9 6.1
2003 6,375,690 16.6 48.9 44.9 31.2 11.6 5.5 6.8
2004 6,987,729 20.3 51.4 42.3 31.3 12.4 6.1 7.8
2005 6,992,838 21.0 52.2 41.9 31.2 12.5 6.3 8.2
2006 7,003,802 23.1 54.0 40.4 31.3 12.9 6.5 8.9
2007 7,277,467 24.8 56.0 39.1 31.0 13.2 6.9 9.7
2008 6,853,191 22.2 56.8 39.2 30.6 13.1 6.9 10.2
2009 6,345,445 19.2 54.2 40.8 30.8 12.8 6.6 9.0

NOTES: For the monthly number of carriers reporting, please refer to the Air Travel Consumer Reports available at http://airconsumer.dot.gov/reports/index.htm. A flight is considered delayed when it arrived 15 or more minutes later than scheduled. Arriving flights consists of scheduled operations less canceled and diverted flights. Average minutes are calculated for delayed flights only. Percents may not add to 100 due to rounding.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Transtats Database, Airline On-Time Performance Data, available at http://www.transtats.bts.gov/databases.asp?Subject_ID=3&Subject_Desc=Passenger%20Travel&Mode_ID2=0 as of July 2010.