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

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

Tarmac Time: Time away from airport gate. Airlines ranked by percent of total flights that were diverted.
Summary of April 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
American 44,684 145 0.32 6 139
AirTran 20,560 61 0.30 2 59
SkyWest 49,204 95 0.19 25 70
JetBlue 16,846 32 0.19 1 31
Mesa 15,813 30 0.19 7 23
Delta 59,251 112 0.19 9 103
Atlantic Southeast 24,529 44 0.18 3 41
Southwest 94,136 161 0.17 19 142
Pinnacle 21,926 37 0.17 4 33
United 28,178 40 0.14 3 37
ExpressJet 31,153 44 0.14 3 41
Alaska 10,696 15 0.14 7 8
American Eagle 35,991 46 0.13 7 39
Comair 11,774 15 0.13 2 13
US Airways 33,130 41 0.12 5 36
Continental 19,460 23 0.12 1 22
Hawaiian 5,333 6 0.11 0 6
Frontier 6,666 5 0.08 0 5
All Airlines 529,330 952 0.18 104 848

Averages and Totals for April 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 280 107 81 13,192 91
AirTran 424 104 86 3,807 62
SkyWest 124 85 66 4,070 43
JetBlue 288 105 89 1,995 62
Mesa 111 111 99 1,370 46
Delta 161 118 94 7,362 66
Atlantic Southeast 295 99 90 2,344 53
Southwest 457 83 69 6,404 40
Pinnacle 241 96 74 2,252 61
United 157 108 98 2,935 73
ExpressJet 132 92 76 1,921 44
Alaska 591 112 58 392 26
American Eagle 209 189 102 2,763 60
Comair 146 110 90 855 57
US Airways 657 92 79 2,489 61
Continental 152 81 79 1,486 65
Hawaiian N/A 158 98 256 43
Frontier N/A 110 88 360 72
All Airlines 278 104 80 56,253 59

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics