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Table 6 Diverted Flights Summary and Average Tarmac Times November 2008

Table 6 Diverted Flights Summary and Average Tarmac Times November 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 523,272 841 0.16 653 188 204 116.8 82.0 45,642
Mesa 19,397 52 0.27 37 15 155 112.9 101.0 2,366
JetBlue 15,645 39 0.25 20 19 51 130.9 90.0 2,257
American 44,832 110 0.25 104 6 58 175.2 111.5 11,105
SkyWest 41,287 97 0.23 58 39 129 68.6 60.0 3,385
Alaska 11,029 24 0.22 13 11 194 90.9 67.0 751
ExpressJet 22,285 44 0.20 43 1 28 83.8 69.0 2,473
Atlantic Southeast 22,865 44 0.19 29 15 164 116.0 87.0 1,819
Pinnacle 21,371 41 0.19 35 6 280 150.4 108.0 2,154
American Eagle 33,908 61 0.18 52 9 186 185.0 99.5 4,560
Comair 12,723 20 0.16 12 8 154 116.9 99.5 987
Hawaiian 5,783 8 0.14 8 0 0 158.5 120.0 382
United 31,040 42 0.14 31 11 359 92.6 81.0 2,275
Continental 21,572 29 0.13 24 5 394 84.6 81.0 1,364
Southwest 96,144 106 0.11 84 22 296 55.7 49.0 3,168
US Airways 35,091 38 0.11 22 16 380 95.6 91.0 1,474
AirTran 20,212 21 0.10 20 1 1,295 87.7 89.0 983
Northwest 24,043 24 0.10 24 0 0 148.3 83.0 1,464
Delta 36,939 36 0.10 32 4 192 123.3 91.0 2,414
Frontier 7,106 5 0.07 5 0 0 120.6 103.0 261

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics