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Table 6 Diverted Flights Summary and Average Tarmac Times January 2009

Table 6 Diverted Flights Summary and Average Tarmac Times January 2009

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

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  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 532,339 1,263 0.24 882 381 264 108.9 76.0 65,666
Alaska 11,212 89 0.79 44 45 388 124.5 99.0 3,833
SkyWest 44,443 226 0.51 108 118 117 95.0 76.0 8,310
Pinnacle 22,287 72 0.32 54 18 205 118.6 88.0 4,163
JetBlue 16,261 45 0.28 39 6 185 68.9 56.0 2,368
ExpressJet 23,242 58 0.25 54 4 82 86.0 67.0 3,061
Atlantic Southeast 23,307 58 0.25 37 21 154 107.8 89.0 2,214
American 47,739 117 0.25 104 13 593 104.3 69.0 10,165
Mesa 19,418 46 0.24 35 11 152 102.1 90.0 2,226
Delta 36,066 77 0.21 67 10 463 80.7 73.0 6,025
American Eagle 34,937 66 0.19 55 11 157 202.3 111.0 4,770
AirTran 19,450 35 0.18 30 5 352 111.2 81.0 1,556
Southwest 96,109 168 0.17 91 77 432 79.6 65.0 4,799
United 31,508 54 0.17 41 13 125 102.9 84.0 3,572
US Airways 35,934 60 0.17 47 13 267 84.7 58.0 2,840
Comair 12,713 20 0.16 14 6 235 82.8 69.0 1,177
Hawaiian 6,273 9 0.14 7 2 136 440.7 233.0 328
Continental 21,298 30 0.14 27 3 107 128.8 66.0 1,628
Northwest 22,945 28 0.12 25 3 990 197.0 77.0 2,421
Frontier 7,197 5 0.07 3 2 136 67.7 63.0 210

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics