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Table 7 Diverted Flights - Tarmac Times by Hour Block Dec 2008

Table 7 Diverted Flights - Tarmac Times by Hour Block Dec 2008

Tarmac Time: Longest time away from airport gate at the diversion airport or airports.
Number of flights by longest single tarmac time at diversion airport. Does not include taxi-out time at origin airport or taxi-in at scheduled destination. Airlines ranked by number of diverted flights.

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  Total
Flights
Diverted Flights 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 2,432 1,284 546 339 214 39 6 2 2 10
Southwest 97,831 490 365 62 31 27 5 0 0 0 0
SkyWest 44,240 267 188 52 18 7 2 0 0 0 0
American 47,329 193 32 35 60 57 9 0 0 0 0
JetBlue 16,707 177 102 52 20 3 0 0 0 0 0
American Eagle 35,024 141 44 23 39 34 1 0 0 0 0
US Airways 36,634 138 68 44 18 7 1 0 0 0 0
Delta 36,933 136 34 25 35 33 4 3 1 1 5
Pinnacle 22,466 122 40 45 22 11 4 0 0 0 0
ExpressJet 24,590 120 61 36 15 6 1 1 0 0 1
United 32,643 98 44 27 12 11 4 0 0 0 0
Alaska 11,330 95 67 18 6 2 2 0 0 0 0
Atlantic Southeast 23,474 92 67 21 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
Northwest 24,635 88 23 28 23 10 1 2 1 0 3
Continental 22,691 83 42 21 14 3 2 0 0 1 1
Mesa 20,613 62 35 18 7 2 0 0 0 0 0
AirTran 20,628 58 35 15 7 1 0 0 0 0 0
Comair 13,711 53 29 17 5 0 2 0 0 0 0
Hawaiian 6,113 14 7 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Frontier 7,366 5 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics