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

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

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

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Summary of March 2010 Diverted Flights

  Total
Flights
Diverted Flights Percent Diverted (%) Diverted Flights that Failed to Reach Scheduled Destination Diverted Flights that Reached Scheduled Destination
American 47,300 193 0.41 7 186
SkyWest 51,541 155 0.30 62 93
AirTran 21,169 58 0.27 8 50
JetBlue 17,747 48 0.27 18 30
Delta 60,302 161 0.27 20 141
Pinnacle 23,057 61 0.26 17 44
Alaska 10,932 26 0.24 18 8
Frontier 6,876 16 0.23 7 9
American Eagle 37,089 86 0.23 15 71
Continental 20,457 46 0.22 2 44
Southwest 95,409 192 0.20 44 148
Atlantic Southeast 26,534 51 0.19 6 45
ExpressJet 32,542 62 0.19 10 52
US Airways 34,344 59 0.17 12 47
Comair 11,384 19 0.17 4 15
United 29,704 46 0.15 12 34
Mesa 16,442 25 0.15 9 16
Hawaiian 5,453 6 0.11 0 6
All Airlines 548,282 1,310 0.24 271 1,039

Averages and Totals for March 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.)
American 409 192 91 19,142 99
SkyWest 114 86 74 6,030 39
AirTran 86 106 87 3,500 60
JetBlue 149 122 94 2,732 57
Delta 258 153 86 10,273 64
Pinnacle 156 142 93 3,346 55
Alaska 327 94 95 834 32
Frontier 624 151 109 892 56
American Eagle 154 129 76 5,770 67
Continental 161 106 87 3,351 73
Southwest 483 83 63 6,919 36
Atlantic Southeast 159 97 78 2,197 43
ExpressJet 158 87 71 3,588 58
US Airways 316 97 98 2,859 48
Comair 106 145 73 973 51
United 414 85 74 2,648 58
Mesa 141 97 92 936 37
Hawaiian N/A 205 92 262 44
All Airlines 252 125 81 76,252 58

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Note: Beginning March 1, 2010, one of the four runways at New Yorks JFK International Airport was closed for construction. The closure is expected to last at least through June, and associated work will continue later into the year. The closure and associated work may cause or exacerbate flight delays for all carriers operating to/from JFK, as well as other airports throughout the National Airspace System, and should be recognized in any year-over-year comparisons.