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

Table 7 Diverted Flights - Tarmac Times by Hour Block August 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+
American 47,470 165 18 28 50 58 8 3 0 0 3
Southwest 95,673 145 115 25 3 2 0 0 0 0 0
ExpressJet 29,632 119 70 29 14 4 1 0 0 1 1
Continental 22,905 114 51 21 28 10 3 1 0 0 1
SkyWest 48,566 114 63 36 10 5 0 0 0 0 0
Delta 37,146 103 25 22 24 28 3 1 0 0 1
American Eagle 38,205 87 34 14 20 17 2 0 0 0 0
Pinnacle 23,063 77 30 35 12 0 0 0 0 0 0
US Airways 35,257 72 24 30 14 3 1 0 0 0 0
Northwest 27,098 67 14 19 12 17 5 0 0 0 0
United 33,622 67 16 16 8 20 6 1 0 0 1
Atlantic Southeast 27,952 65 30 22 9 4 0 0 0 0 0
AirTran 22,750 64 37 21 4 2 0 0 0 0 0
Mesa 21,420 60 40 12 5 3 0 0 0 0 0
JetBlue 17,375 51 26 13 9 1 2 0 0 0 0
Comair 13,052 48 28 11 7 2 0 0 0 0 0
Alaska 12,652 22 14 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Frontier 7,861 10 3 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
Hawaiian 6,602 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
All Airlines 568,301 1,454 639 365 235 177 31 6 0 1 7

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics