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Table 6 Diverted Flights Summary and Average Tarmac Times November 2009

Table 6 Diverted Flights Summary and Average Tarmac Times November 2009

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

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Summary of November 2009 Diverted Flights

  Total
Flights
Diverted Flights Percent Diverted (%) Diverted Flights that Failed to Reach Scheduled Destination Diverted Flights that Reached Scheduled Destination
Alaska 10,483 31 0.30 22 9
Pinnacle 20,625 60 0.29 3 57
American Eagle 36,247 75 0.21 5 70
Northwest 21,558 42 0.19 4 38
Comair 10,503 20 0.19 0 20
American 43,737 82 0.19 7 75
JetBlue 15,370 27 0.18 6 21
SkyWest 42,208 71 0.17 19 52
Atlantic Southeast 24,584 29 0.12 6 23
Mesa 19,573 23 0.12 4 19
ExpressJet 25,023 29 0.12 3 26
Continental 20,218 20 0.10 5 15
US Airways 33,019 31 0.09 5 26
AirTran 20,920 19 0.09 1 18
Delta 35,778 32 0.09 5 27
United 27,739 24 0.09 6 18
Southwest 89,623 66 0.07 15 51
Hawaiian 5,661 4 0.07 1 3
Frontier 6,671 4 0.06 0 4
All Airlines 509,540 689 0.14 117 572

Averages and Totals for November 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.)
Alaska 301 91 71 877 28
Pinnacle 122 100 83 3,307 55
American Eagle 157 122 90 5,672 76
Northwest 173 108 102 3,259 78
Comair 0 112 96 1,157 58
American 93 112 85 6,707 82
JetBlue 49 85 63 1,278 47
SkyWest 85 71 67 2,809 40
Atlantic Southeast 277 85 77 1,300 45
Mesa 195 81 81 949 41
ExpressJet 131 74 59 1,365 47
Continental 71 85 84 1,255 63
US Airways 156 107 103 1,394 45
AirTran 483 83 71 856 45
Delta 96 95 80 2,080 65
United 319 101 102 1,134 47
Southwest 214 56 45 1,872 28
Hawaiian 109 110 99 182 46
Frontier 0 74 75 173 43
All Airlines 181 95 76 37,626 55

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics