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Table 6 Diverted Flights Summary and Average Tarmac Times Oct 2009

Table 6 Diverted Flights Summary and Average Tarmac Times Oct 2009

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

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Summary of Oct 2009 Diverted Flights

  Total
Flights
Diverted Flights Percent Diverted (%) Diverted Flights that Failed to Reach Scheduled Destination Diverted Flights that Reached Scheduled Destination
ExpressJet 25,753 118 0.46 8 110
JetBlue 14,723 61 0.41 7 54
American 45,676 132 0.29 16 116
Pinnacle 21,529 60 0.28 6 54
Northwest 22,673 58 0.26 1 57
Alaska 11,440 27 0.24 15 12
American Eagle 38,125 87 0.23 9 78
Continental 20,950 46 0.22 5 41
Atlantic Southeast 23,079 49 0.21 9 40
Mesa 20,838 43 0.21 13 30
SkyWest 46,523 88 0.19 27 61
Comair 11,486 18 0.16 1 17
AirTran 20,884 32 0.15 1 31
Southwest 93,100 125 0.13 29 96
United 30,637 41 0.13 5 36
Delta 36,659 49 0.13 5 44
Frontier 7,220 8 0.11 0 8
US Airways 34,428 34 0.10 5 29
Hawaiian 6,076 5 0.08 1 4
All Airlines 531,799 1,081 0.20 163 918


Averages and Totals for Oct 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.)
ExpressJet 216 92 73 7,820 66
JetBlue 91 64 49 2,993 49
American 226 109 76 10,562 80
Pinnacle 129 104 74 3,440 57
Northwest 297 118 68 4,937 85
Alaska 157 87 85 874 32
American Eagle 147 82 61 5,412 62
Continental 154 96 82 3,078 67
Atlantic Southeast 117 111 92 2,381 49
Mesa 174 101 87 1,646 38
SkyWest 143 82 63 3,401 39
Comair 610 102 78 819 46
AirTran 208 90 74 1,703 53
Southwest 359 75 62 3,750 30
United 205 92 78 2,346 57
Delta 828 93 86 3,194 65
Frontier 0 77 70 489 61
US Airways 147 102 72 1,716 50
Hawaiian 109 215 238 381 76
All Airlines 221 94 72 60,942 56

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics