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Table 6 Diverted Flights Summary and Average Tarmac Times January 2010

Table 6 Diverted Flights Summary and Average Tarmac Times January 2010

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

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Summary of January 2010 Diverted Flights

  Total
Flights
Diverted Flights Percent Diverted (%) Diverted Flights that Failed to Reach Scheduled Destination Diverted Flights that Reached Scheduled Destination
Alaska 10,532 68 0.65 33 35
SkyWest 48,280 224 0.46 118 106
Pinnacle 21,875 91 0.42 45 46
American Eagle 36,742 132 0.36 30 102
American 46,571 130 0.28 19 111
Mesa 18,423 49 0.27 23 26
ExpressJet 27,351 72 0.26 11 61
US Airways 33,749 84 0.25 22 62
Atlantic Southeast 24,385 59 0.24 18 41
Southwest 90,103 215 0.24 138 77
AirTran 19,936 47 0.24 7 40
Comair 11,035 24 0.22 8 16
Delta 56,998 118 0.21 11 107
JetBlue 16,250 28 0.17 7 21
Continental 19,651 28 0.14 2 26
United 27,744 37 0.13 7 30
Frontier 6,450 8 0.12 0 8
Hawaiian 5,734 5 0.09 0 5
All Airlines 521,809 1,419 0.27 499 920


Averages and Totals for January 2010 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 365 93 70 2,098 31
SkyWest 137 100 77 8,396 37
Pinnacle 310 162 104 5,008 55
American Eagle 140 149 98 8,925 68
American 347 135 91 10,738 83
Mesa 185 115 102 1,988 41
ExpressJet 121 79 69 3,335 46
US Airways 453 146 123 4,778 57
Atlantic Southeast 118 126 114 2,433 41
Southwest 534 70 60 5,704 27
AirTran 219 102 95 2,628 56
Comair 108 146 127 1,468 61
Delta 491 128 99 9,112 77
JetBlue 157 108 103 1,533 55
Continental 73 169 103 1,771 63
United 182 110 85 2,174 59
Frontier N/A 107 107 367 46
Hawaiian N/A 73 67 203 41
All Airlines 310 120 88 72,659 51

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics