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Table 6 Diverted Flights Summary and Average Tarmac Times March 2009

Table 6 Diverted Flights Summary and Average Tarmac Times March 2009

Tarmac Time: Time away from airport gate. Airlines ranked by percent of total flights that were diverted.

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Summary of March 2009 Diverted Flights

  Total
Flights
Diverted Flights Percent Diverted (%) Diverted Flights that Reached Scheduled Destination Diverted Flights that Failed to Reach Scheduled Destination
Express Jet 25,291 148 0.59 139 9
Alaska 11,444 66 0.58 25 41
American 47,819 151 0.32 144 7
Pinnacle 22,575 71 0.31 61 10
Continental 22,952 71 0.31 70 1
Comair 13,537 37 0.27 24 13
JetBlue 17,149 45 0.26 39 6
Mesa 21,139 53 0.25 37 16
Skywest 46,899 116 0.25 60 56
American Eagle 35,929 87 0.24 82 5
United 34,554 74 0.21 63 11
Delta 36,764 70 0.19 62 8
US Airways 36,136 65 0.18 51 14
Southwest 99,384 178 0.18 122 56
Atlantic Southeast 25,421 45 0.18 33 12
Northwest 25,718 33 0.13 30 3
AirTran 21,283 22 0.10 20 2
Frontier 7,291 5 0.07 5 0
Hawaiian 6,137 0 0.00 0 0
All Airlines 557,422 1,337 0.24 1,067 270

Averages and Totals for March 2009 Diverted Flights

  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.) Average Tarmac Time for All Diverted Flights at Origin, Diversion and Destination Airports (in mins.)
Express Jet 267 120 84 11,543 78
Alaska 505 127 100 2,035 31
American 606 119 90 14,846 98
Pinnacle 261 117 73 4,143 58
Continental 36 114 95 4,811 68
Comair 339 128 96 1,599 43
JetBlue 14 86 63 2,440 54
Mesa 106 117 111 2,474 47
Skywest 113 75 63 4,271 37
American Eagle 248 146 107 5,255 60
United 295 108 98 5,881 79
Delta 240 107 74 5,249 75
US Airways 718 98 86 3,646 56
Southwest 421 65 56 5,671 32
Atlantic Southeast 99 90 80 2,230 50
Northwest 256 126 73 2,135 65
AirTran 715 76 71 1,006 46
Frontier 0 187 84 288 58
Hawaiian 0 0 0 0 0
All Airlines 318 108 80 79,523 59

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics