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Table 3 Cancelled Flights Summary and Average Tarmac Times March 2009

Table 3 Cancelled Flights Summary and Average Tarmac Times March 2009

Tarmac Time: Time away from airport gate in minutes
Airlines ranked by number of flights departing gate before cancellation

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Flights
Total Cancelled Flights Flights Departing Gate before Cancellation Total Tarmac Time for Flights Departing Gate before Cancellation (Minutes) Average Tarmac Time for Flights Departing Gate before Cancellation (Minutes)
SkyWest 46,899 933 69 2,217 32
American Eagle 35,929 883 54 2,889 54
Mesa 21,139 615 47 1,424 30
US Airways 36,136 697 46 2,349 51
Pinnacle 22,575 534 40 2,020 51
Atlantic Southeast 25,421 1,342 37 1,469 40
American 47,819 1,057 25 1,295 52
Delta 36,764 1,084 22 1,713 78
United 34,554 783 16 623 39
ExpressJet 25,291 707 16 681 43
Northwest 25,718 191 14 549 39
Alaska 11,444 380 13 271 21
AirTran 21,283 313 12 702 59
Comair 13,537 504 9 261 29
Southwest 99,384 978 9 112 12
JetBlue 17,149 284 3 284 95
Continental 22,952 287 0 0 0
Frontier 7,291 106 0 0 0
Hawaiian 6,137 4 0 0 0
All Airlines 557,422 11,682 432 18,859 1.61

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics