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Table 6 Diverted Flights Summary and Average Tarmac Times July 2009

Table 6 Diverted Flights Summary and Average Tarmac Times July 2009

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

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Summary of July 2009 Diverted Flights

  Total
Flights
Diverted Flights Percent Diverted (%) Diverted Flights that Failed to Reach Scheduled Destination Diverted Flights that Reached Scheduled Destination
Continental 23,193 132 0.57 5 127
American 47,674 208 0.44 10 198
ExpressJet 29,711 125 0.42 3 122
Atlantic Southeast 29,197 113 0.39 12 101
Delta 37,145 132 0.36 3 129
Comair 14,373 50 0.35 21 29
AirTran 23,195 78 0.34 3 75
JetBlue 17,480 57 0.33 3 54
Mesa 21,792 61 0.28 5 56
US Airways 35,730 96 0.27 6 90
Northwest 29,328 75 0.26 2 73
United 33,948 84 0.25 5 79
Pinnacle 23,889 59 0.25 7 52
American Eagle 38,097 81 0.21 6 75
SkyWest 48,953 102 0.21 16 86
Southwest 99,070 179 0.18 7 172
Alaska 12,786 21 0.16 7 14
Frontier 7,928 7 0.09 0 7
Hawaiian 6,645 4 0.06 0 4
All Airlines 580,134 1,664 0.29 121 1,543

Averages and Totals for July 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.)
Continental 182 119 85 11,895 90
American 78 131 81 20,680 99
ExpressJet 139 77 67 7,356 59
Atlantic Southeast 131 95 80 5,798 51
Delta 80 116 94 12,399 94
Comair 275 102 75 3,280 66
AirTran 342 88 83 4,862 62
JetBlue 292 94 81 3,228 57
Mesa 172 89 84 2,729 45
US Airways 185 102 81 6,845 71
Northwest 612 131 78 6,498 87
United 117 123 91 7,635 91
Pinnacle 178 100 69 3,689 63
American Eagle 289 106 79 5,295 65
SkyWest 209 99 75 4,843 47
Southwest 377 66 53 6,831 38
Alaska 119 126 109 809 39
Frontier 0 90 86 296 42
Hawaiian 0 57 63 140 35
All Airlines 208 103 78 115,108 69

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics