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Table 1 Airport Summary of 3-Hour Tarmac Times February 2010

Table 1 Airport Summary of 3-Hour Tarmac Times February 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
Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW) 35 3 1 31 0 0 20,563
Charlotte, NC (CLT) 14 0 0 14 0 0 8,878
Chicago, IL (ORD) 3 1 0 2 0 0 23,747
Dallas, TX (DAL) 2 0 0 2 0 0 3,575
New York, NY (LGA) 2 0 0 2 0 0 7,449
Harrisburg, PA (MDT) 1 0 0 0 1 0 325
Little Rock, AR (LIT) 1 1 0 0 0 0 1,507
Columbus, OH (CMH) 1 0 0 1 0 0 2,268
Washington, DC (DCA) 1 0 0 1 0 0 5,959
Orlando, FL (MCO) 1 0 0 0 0 1 9,439
All Airports 61 5 1 53 1 1 481,988

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Explanation of Stage of Operation
Prior to Cancellation: Flight left the gate but was canceled 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