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Table 6 Diverted Flights Summary and Average Tarmac Times June 2009

Table 6 Diverted Flights Summary and Average Tarmac Times June 2009

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

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Summary of June 2009 Diverted Flights

  Total
Flights
Diverted Flights Percent Diverted (%) Diverted Flights that Failed to Reach Scheduled Destination Diverted Flights that Reached Scheduled Destination
American 46,140 305 0.66 29 276
United 32,990 151 0.46 9 142
AirTran 22,161 101 0.46 2 99
Pinnacle 22,381 92 0.41 17 75
Continental 22,171 91 0.41 2 89
Comair 14,085 57 0.40 19 38
Atlantic Southeast 27,822 112 0.40 14 98
Delta 35,467 142 0.40 8 134
American Eagle 36,732 146 0.40 12 134
ExpressJet 28,195 98 0.35 3 95
Mesa 21,139 72 0.34 3 69
Frontier 7,658 25 0.33 2 23
SkyWest 47,396 146 0.31 9 137
JetBlue 16,504 47 0.28 3 44
Southwest 96,195 249 0.26 29 220
Northwest 27,513 69 0.25 5 64
US Airways 34,774 87 0.25 11 76
Alaska 12,138 15 0.12 8 7
Hawaiian 6,133 7 0.11 1 6
All Airlines 557,594 2,012 0.36 186 1,826

Averages and Totals for June 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.)
American 114 118 90 32,794 108
United 134 107 84 14,651 97
AirTran 108 97 82 6,227 62
Pinnacle 158 97 68 5,595 61
Continental 104 132 119 7,275 80
Comair 240 115 114 3,584 63
Atlantic Southeast 148 99 97 5,231 47
Delta 110 112 98 13,375 94
American Eagle 205 130 97 11,646 80
ExpressJet 348 95 68 5,706 58
Mesa 120 109 91 3,964 55
Frontier 1,001 121 119 1,335 53
SkyWest 172 92 69 7,702 53
JetBlue 11 107 88 3,073 65
Southwest 359 74 61 10,016 40
Northwest 191 144 97 7,645 111
US Airways 248 92 81 5,555 64
Alaska 376 80 78 515 34
Hawaiian 216 79 73 324 46
All Airlines 215 106 85 146,213 73

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics