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Table 6 Diverted Flights Summary and Average Tarmac Times Feb 2009

Table 6 Diverted Flights Summary and Average Tarmac Times Feb 2009

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

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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.)
Alaska 10,299 46 0.45 19 27 351 78.3 80.0 1,355
Pinnacle 20,200 72 0.36 49 23 197 120.3 77.0 4,188
Atlantic Southeast 21,452 53 0.25 36 17 183 118.2 106.0 2,603
SkyWest 41,349 96 0.23 53 43 97 84.6 65.0 3,526
Northwest 21,950 43 0.20 41 2 179 88.5 82.0 3,579
ExpressJet 21,642 42 0.19 41 1 72 79.8 72.0 2,200
JetBlue 15,087 27 0.18 16 11 20 130.8 111.0 1,491
Mesa 18,150 31 0.17 22 9 159 98.3 79.0 1,505
Comair 11,733 19 0.16 15 4 149 107.3 90.0 1,162
American 42,915 69 0.16 63 6 325 119.6 76.0 5,092
Delta 32,600 52 0.16 51 1 1,946 99.4 74.0 4,483
American Eagle 31,965 49 0.15 38 11 145 145.3 66.0 2,820
AirTran 18,314 26 0.14 21 5 321 95.3 89.0 1,518
Hawaiian 5,658 8 0.14 7 1 2,556 94.6 76.0 351
United 29,896 33 0.11 29 4 105 106.3 67.0 1,926
Southwest 86,491 94 0.11 82 12 426 66.9 52.0 3,477
Continental 19,868 20 0.10 20 0 0 88.7 65.5 1,313
US Airways 32,317 29 0.09 26 3 306 79.1 71.0 1,642
Frontier 6,524 3 0.05 3 0 0 102.7 99.0 168
All Airlines 488,410 812 0.17 632 180 223 98.7 75.0 44,399

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics