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Table 6 Diverted Flights Summary and Average Tarmac Times October 2008

Table 6 Diverted Flights Summary and Average Tarmac Times October 2008

Tarmac Time: Total time away from airport gate. Airlines ranked by percent of diverted flights.

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Flights
Diverted Flights Percent Diverted (%) Diverted Flights that Reached Scheduled Destination Diverted Flights that Failed to Reach Scheduled Destination Average Distance from Diversion Airport to Scheduled Destination for Flights Remaining at Diversion Airport (in miles) Average Time at Diversion Airport (including terminal and tarmac time) for Flights Reaching Scheduled Destination (in mins.) Median Time at Diversion Airport (including terminal and tarmac time) for Flights Reaching Scheduled Destination (in mins.) Total Tarmac Time for All Diverted Flights at Origin, Diversion and Destination Airports (in mins.)
All Airlines 556,205 885 0.16 768 117 246 104.9 79.5 50,766
ExpressJet 24,095 88 0.37 83 5 216 123.5 92.0 7,726
Continental 22,778 67 0.29 61 6 63 146.0 124.0 5,421
JetBlue 14,547 39 0.27 36 3 11 102.8 82.5 2,111
Alaska 12,294 28 0.23 19 9 329 103.4 72.0 842
Mesa 20,675 42 0.20 37 5 73 100.3 86.0 2,021
American 49,788 92 0.18 82 10 140 104.8 83.0 6,836
Atlantic Southeast 21,428 36 0.17 34 2 376 91.0 74.0 1,620
SkyWest 44,695 73 0.16 51 22 112 84.1 74.0 2,592
Pinnacle 22,216 30 0.14 28 2 260 144.8 90.5 1,507
Southwest 101,756 132 0.13 104 28 365 69.5 56.0 3,994
United 35,481 46 0.13 38 8 335 100.6 94.5 3,018
AirTran 20,544 26 0.13 26 0 0 79.2 76.5 1,148
American Eagle 38,170 47 0.12 42 5 98 129.6 74.5 3,149
US Airways 36,982 45 0.12 41 4 887 99.0 80.0 2,338
Delta 38,645 47 0.12 42 5 253 92.9 83.0 3,653
Northwest 25,560 27 0.11 26 1 238 148.9 77.5 1,733
Comair 13,547 12 0.09 11 1 335 97.2 76.0 609
Frontier 7,569 5 0.07 5 0 0 88.8 75.0 343
Hawaiian 5,435 3 0.06 2 1 109 55.0 55.0 105

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics