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Table 4 Cancelled Flights - Tarmac Times by Hour Block January 2009

Table 4 Cancelled Flights - Tarmac Times by Hour Block January 2009

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 532,339 12,430 2.33 523 134 167 127 78 10 5 2 0 7
SkyWest 44,443 1,320 2.97 125 41 42 27 13 2 0 0 0 0
Pinnacle 22,287 697 3.13 71 11 19 19 18 1 2 1 0 3
American Eagle 34,937 1,431 4.10 57 14 19 16 7 0 1 0 0 1
American 47,739 1,668 3.49 46 14 15 6 8 2 1 0 0 1
Atlantic Southeast 23,307 789 3.39 40 7 13 10 8 1 0 1 0 1
US Airways 35,934 674 1.88 36 9 14 9 4 0 0 0 0 0
United 31,508 728 2.31 26 4 5 10 6 0 1 0 0 1
Delta 36,066 557 1.54 18 2 8 4 3 1 0 0 0 0
Mesa 19,418 415 2.14 18 5 3 8 2 0 0 0 0 0
Alaska 11,212 210 1.87 18 7 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Northwest 22,945 154 0.67 17 2 8 4 3 0 0 0 0 0
Comair 12,713 791 6.22 16 5 3 5 1 2 0 0 0 0
ExpressJet 23,242 710 3.05 12 3 1 4 3 1 0 0 0 0
Southwest 96,109 1,598 1.66 6 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Continental 21,298 177 0.83 6 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
JetBlue 16,261 272 1.67 5 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
AirTran 19,450 172 0.88 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Frontier 7,197 37 0.51 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Hawaiian 6,273 30 0.48 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics