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Table 7 Diverted Flights - Tarmac Times by Hour Block March 2009

Table 7 Diverted Flights - Tarmac Times by Hour Block March 2009

Tarmac Time: Longest single time away from airport gate at the diversion airport or airports.
Number of flights by longest tarmac time at diversion airport. Does not include taxi-out time at origin airport or taxi-in at scheduled destination. Airlines ranked by number of diverted flights.

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  Total
Flights
Diverted Flights Tarmac Times (longest single time in minutes)
0-14 15-29 30-59 60-119 120-179 180-239 240-299 300+ Total 180+
Southwest 99,384 178 141 23 11 3 0 0 0 0 0
American 47,819 151 19 19 44 50 18 1 0 0 1
Express Jet 25,291 148 63 31 27 17 7 3 0 0 3
Skywest 46,899 116 85 25 3 3 0 0 0 0 0
American Eagle 35,929 87 29 23 24 11 0 0 0 0 0
United 34,554 74 20 20 11 14 6 3 0 0 3
Pinnacle 22,575 71 30 30 10 1 0 0 0 0 0
Continental 22,952 71 35 16 12 7 1 0 0 0 0
Delta 36,764 70 20 16 14 18 2 0 0 0 0
Alaska 11,444 66 50 11 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
US Airways 36,136 65 32 20 9 3 1 0 0 0 0
Mesa 21,139 53 35 13 2 3 0 0 0 0 0
JetBlue 17,149 45 26 12 3 4 0 0 0 0 0
Atlantic Southeast 25,421 45 29 15 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Comair 13,537 37 26 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Northwest 25,718 33 9 13 5 5 1 0 0 0 0
AirTran 21,283 22 14 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Frontier 7,291 5 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Hawaiian 6,137 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All Airlines 557,422 1,337 665 302 186 141 36 7 0 0 7

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics