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Table 6 Diverted Flights Summary and Average Tarmac Times, February 2010

Table 6 Diverted Flights Summary and Average Tarmac Times, February 2010

Tarmac Time: Time away from airport gate. Airlines ranked by percent of total flights that were diverted.
Summary of February 2010 Diverted Flights

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  Total
Flights
Diverted Flights Percent Diverted (%) Diverted Flights that Failed to Reach Scheduled Destination Diverted Flights that Reached Scheduled Destination
Alaska 9,567 41 0.43 29 12
SkyWest 45,383 169 0.37 75 94
Southwest 82,509 226 0.27 148 78
ExpressJet 27,142 72 0.27 9 63
American Eagle 33,320 87 0.26 9 78
Pinnacle 20,404 52 0.25 10 42
Continental 18,438 46 0.25 4 42
Mesa 14,281 35 0.25 10 25
American 42,303 95 0.22 9 86
JetBlue 15,303 30 0.20 7 23
United 26,091 51 0.20 9 42
Delta 52,920 95 0.18 28 67
Comair 10,755 19 0.18 4 15
AirTran 18,447 32 0.17 4 28
US Airways 30,574 45 0.15 15 30
Atlantic Southeast 23,305 33 0.14 12 21
Hawaiian 5,094 3 0.06 0 3
Frontier 6,152 2 0.03 0 2
All Airlines 481,988 1,133 0.24 382 751

Averages and Totals for February 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 296 121 95 1,019 25
SkyWest 98 111 90 7,060 42
Southwest 502 62 54 5,952 26
ExpressJet 114 83 73 4,302 60
American Eagle 154 127 82 6,311 73
Pinnacle 169 119 99 3,556 68
Continental 271 186 85 3,142 68
Mesa 98 89 95 1,383 40
American 366 137 85 8,772 92
JetBlue 51 138 111 1,845 62
United 658 99 78 2,666 52
Delta 255 112 92 6,386 67
Comair 225 128 132 1,293 68
AirTran 240 101 81 1,837 57
US Airways 780 89 74 1,952 43
Atlantic Southeast 133 125 109 1,373 42
Hawaiian N/A 105 128 124 41
Frontier N/A 84 84 78 39
All Airlines 336 112 83 59,051 52

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics