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Table 4 Cancelled Flights - Tarmac Times by Hour Block December 2008

Table 4 Cancelled Flights - Tarmac Times by Hour Block December 2008

Tarmac Time: Longest single time away from airport gate for flights later cancelled. May include more than one gate departure.
Number of flights by tarmac times. Airlines ranked by number of cancelled flights that left the gate.

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  Total
Flights
Cancelled Flights Percent Cancelled (%) Cancelled Flights Departing Gate Tarmac Times (longest single time in minutes)
0-14 15-29 30-59 60-119 120-179 180-239 240-299 300+ Total 180+
All Airlines 544,958 17,779 3.26 747 136 201 201 126 43 18 13 9 40
SkyWest 44,240 2,069 4.68 110 29 39 29 8 4 1 0 0 1
American Eagle 35,024 2,362 6.74 109 13 25 29 30 9 3 0 0 3
Pinnacle 22,466 1,308 5.82 74 4 16 25 21 7 1 0 0 1
Mesa 20,613 859 4.17 70 16 25 14 10 4 1 0 0 1
American 47,329 1,058 2.24 49 12 14 15 5 3 0 0 0 0
ExpressJet 24,590 1,293 5.26 47 6 7 5 12 3 4 7 3 14
United 32,643 1,000 3.06 45 4 14 13 11 3 0 0 0 0
Atlantic Southeast 23,474 788 3.36 40 5 14 13 7 1 0 0 0 0
US Airways 36,634 762 2.08 38 7 10 15 5 1 0 0 0 0
Continental 22,691 436 1.92 38 2 4 8 3 4 5 6 6 17
Delta 36,933 680 1.84 27 6 4 10 5 1 1 0 0 1
Northwest 24,635 403 1.64 25 5 8 7 3 1 1 0 0 1
Southwest 97,831 2,293 2.34 22 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Comair 13,711 863 6.29 20 5 3 9 2 0 1 0 0 1
Alaska 11,330 627 5.53 11 3 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 0
AirTran 20,628 292 1.42 8 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
JetBlue 16,707 485 2.90 8 1 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 0
Frontier 7,366 71 0.96 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hawaiian 6,113 130 2.13 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics