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Technical Directive #16

Technical Directive #16

Research and Innovative Technology Administration
Bureau of Transportation Statistics
Office of Airline Information
Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 234
Amended, Technical Directive #16
Issue Date: October 31, 2007
Effective Date: January 1, 2008

A. Reporting Air Carriers

Hawaiian Airlines will be required to submit Airline Service Quality Performance Reports, while Pinnacle Airlines has fallen below the one-percent scheduled domestic passenger revenue threshold and is no longer required to report (14 CFR 234.3).  The reportable airports list is unchanged for 2008.

For calendar year 2008, the 18 reporting air carriers are:

AirTran
Alaska
American
American Eagle
Atlantic Southeast
Comair
Continental
Delta
ExpressJet Airlines d/b/a Continental Express
Frontier
Hawaiian
JetBlue
Mesa
Northwest
SkyWest
Southwest
United
US Airways

Also, Aloha Airlines will report as a volunteer air carrier.

B. Reportable Airports

  1. The reportable airports with respect to which data must be submitted to the U.S. Department of Transportation (Department) are those airports located in the 48 contiguous states enplaning one percent or more of the industry's domestic scheduled-service passengers, as reported on the Form 41 Schedule T-100 for the 12 months ended June 30.  Each year, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) lists the reportable airports based on the T-100 market enplanement data.  For calendar year 2008, there are 32 reportable airports:
AIRPORT CODE
Atlanta – Hartsfield - Jackson ATL   
Baltimore/Wash. Int'l Thurgood Marshall BWI
Boston - Logan International BOS  
Charlotte - Douglas CLT 
Chicago - Midway  MDW
Chicago - O'Hare ORD 
Cincinnati - Greater Cincinnati CVG 
Dallas-Fort Worth International DFW 
Denver - International DEN
Detroit - Metro Wayne County DTW
Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International FLL
Houston - George Bush International  IAH  
Las Vegas - McCarran International LAS
Los Angeles International LAX 
Miami International MIA
Minneapolis-St. Paul International MSP  
Newark Liberty International EWR 
New York - JFK International JFK 
New York - LaGuardia LGA 
Oakland International OAK
Orlando International MCO
Philadelphia International PHL
Phoenix - Sky Harbor International PHX  
Portland International PDX
Salt Lake City International SLC
San Diego Intl. Lindbergh Field SAN
San Francisco International SFO
Seattle-Tacoma International SEA
St. Louis Lambert International STL
Tampa International TPA
Washington - Reagan National DCA
Washington – Dulles International IAD
  1. The reportable flight operations for which data must be submitted to the Department are all scheduled nonstop domestic passenger operations by a reporting air carrier to or from any reportable airport.
  2. In addition to the required data for each reportable flight which must be submitted to the Department, a reporting carrier may also submit the required data for every other nonstop domestic passenger flight it holds out to the public pursuant to a published schedule.  In addition, any carrier not included in section A of this Technical Directive may voluntarily become a reporting carrier and submit Form 234 for its reportable flights for every nonstop domestic passenger flight it holds out to the public pursuant to a published schedule, provided that the BTS Assistant Director, Airline Information (AI), is advised beforehand.  Such voluntary data must be submitted for a minimum of 12 consecutive months.  The voluntary submission must
    meet the exact reporting specifications set forth in this directive.  Volunteering carriers that wish to discontinue reporting after one year must advise the Assistant Director, AI, a minimum of 30 days before discontinuance, so that the necessary changes can be made to the Department's data programs.
  3. Changes in reporting air carriers and reportable airports will be made as necessary by the Assistant Director, AI, under authority delegated in § 385.19 of the Department's regulations.

M. Clay Moritz

M. Clay Moritz, Jr.
Acting Assistant Director
Office of Airline Information