You are here

Table 6 Diverted Flights Summary and Average Tarmac Times December 2008

Table 6 Diverted Flights Summary and Average Tarmac Times December 2008

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

Excel | CSV

  Total
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 544,958 2,432 0.45 1,629 803 296 121.7 76.0 144,571
JetBlue 16,707 177 1.06 160 17 166 63.5 51.0 10,836
Alaska 11,330 95 0.84 30 65 318 136.9 105.0 3,803
SkyWest 44,240 267 0.60 133 134 129 100.8 78.0 11,811
Pinnacle 22,466 122 0.54 81 41 183 185.6 102.0 8,377
Southwest 97,831 490 0.50 235 255 465 107.5 73.0 18,559
ExpressJet 24,590 120 0.49 97 23 159 86.9 69.0 7,505
American 47,329 193 0.41 165 28 242 180.3 89.0 17,668
American Eagle 35,024 141 0.40 103 38 147 192.8 109.0 11,145
Atlantic Southeast 23,474 92 0.39 55 37 131 99.3 82.0 3,999
Comair 13,711 53 0.39 37 16 207 102.5 77.0 3,213
US Airways 36,634 138 0.38 102 36 432 83.3 66.0 7,744
Delta 36,933 136 0.37 112 24 292 103.2 69.5 12,999
Continental 22,691 83 0.37 70 13 144 105.9 84.5 6,416
Northwest 24,635 88 0.36 77 11 717 198.5 101.0 7,052
Mesa 20,613 62 0.30 39 23 103 107.1 90.0 3,020
United 32,643 98 0.30 70 28 174 101.9 91.0 6,547
AirTran 20,628 58 0.28 47 11 159 101.9 70.0 2,804
Hawaiian 6,113 14 0.23 11 3 1,740 309.1 88.0 748
Frontier 7,366 5 0.07 5 0 0 139.6 139.0 325

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics