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Table 7 Diverted Flights - Tarmac Times by Hour Block September 2009 (Revised Nov. 24, 2009)

Table 7 Diverted Flights - Tarmac Times by Hour Block September 2009 (Revised Nov. 24, 2009)

Tarmac Time: Longest single time away from airport gate at the diversion airport or airports.
Number of flights by single 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 44,135 133 16 20 43 43* 11 0 0* 0 0*
American Eagle 36,786 99 29 13 28 21 8 0 0 0 0
SkyWest 45,146 95 54 30 9 1 1 0 0 0 0
Southwest 89,769 91 77 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Delta 34,688 76 21 15 11 23 5 0 1 0 1
ExpressJet 24,396 66 36 22 3 5 0 0 0 0 0
Atlantic Southeast 22,775 53 28 16 8 1 0 0 0 0 0
Mesa 19,770 51 29 14 5 3 0 0 0 0 0
United 29,860 48 17 14 4 11 2 0 0 0 0
Pinnacle 20,825 43 20 15 7 0 1 0 0 0 0
AirTran 19,423 41 26 9 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
US Airways 32,529 40 16 22 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Continental 19,237 34 18 9 6 1 0 0 0 0 0
Northwest 21,940 20 1 13 2 3 0 1 0 0 1
Alaska 11,258 17 14 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
JetBlue 14,496 15 11 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Comair 10,682 14 10 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Frontier 7,233 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hawaiian 5,904 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All Airlines 510,852 941 426 234 139 112* 28 1 1* 0 2*

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics

* Revised from Nov. 9, 2009 release