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Table 1A Airport Summary of 3-Hour Tarmac Times January 2010

Table 1A Airport Summary of 3-Hour Tarmac Times January 2010

Number of Flights with Longest Single Tarmac Time of 3 Hours or More by Airport
For an explanation of the new reports, see New Tarmac Time Data Q&A
Airports ranked by number of longest single tarmac times of 3 hours or longer

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Airport Longest Single Tarmac Times
of 3 Hours or Longer
Stage of Operation of the 3-Hour Tarmac Time Departing Flights*
Prior to Cancellation Multiple Gate Departure Taxi-Out Taxi-In At Diversion Airport
Washington Reagan, DC 5 0 0 4 1 0 6,364
Nashville, TN 3 0 0 3 0 0 4,388
Baltimore, MD 2 0 0 0 0 2 7,933
Boston, MA 2 0 0 2 0 0 8,904
Harrisburg, PA 1 0 0 0 0 1 374
Eagle, CO 1 1 0 0 0 0 473
Washington Dulles, DC 1 0 0 1 0 0 5,733
Miami, FL 1 1 0 0 0 0 5,826
Memphis, TN 1 0 1 0 0 0 6,078
New York LaGuardia, NY 1 0 1 0 0 0 8,038
New York JFK, NY 1 0 0 0 1 0 9,564
Charlotte, NC 1 0 1 0 0 0 9,851
Orlando, FL 1 0 0 1 0 0 10,070
All Airports 21 2 3 11 2 3 521,809

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Explanation of Stage of Operation
Prior to Cancellation: Flight left the gate but was cancelled at the origin airport
Multiple Gate Departure: Flight left the gate, then returned and then left again to resume normal operation. Tarmac time is the time before the return to the gate.
Taxi-out: The time between gate departure and wheels-off
Taxi-in: The time between wheels-on and gate arrival
At Diversion Airport: The tarmac time at the alternate airport

* Departing flights reported by 18 airlines reporting on-time data