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Table 2 Monthly Summary of Tarmac Times, Oct 2008 - January 2013

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Number and Percent of Flights with Tarmac Times of More than 3 Hours

For an explanation of the new reports, see http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/help_with_data/about_tarmac.html

  Tarmac Times of More than 3 Hours Stage of Operation of the 3-Hour Tarmac Time
Total Domestic International Prior to Cancellation Multiple Gate Departure Taxi-Out Taxi-In At Diversion Airport
2013                
Jan 2013* 5 3 2 0 1 1 0 3
                 
2012                
Dec 2012 21 16 5 3 0 3 13 2
Nov 2012 9 2 7 1 0 4 1 3
Oct 2012 6 2 4 2 1 1 0 2
Sep 2012 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
Aug 2012 5 0 5 0 1 0 0 4
Jul 2012 28 18 10 1 3 5 14 5
Jun 2012 6 0 6 0 1 5 0 0
May 2012 4 1 3 1 0 2 0 1
Apr 2012 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mar 2012 9 3 6 0 0 0 3 6
Feb 2012 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jan 2012 4 0 4 1 0 3 0 0
2012 Total 93 42 51 9 6 24 31 23
                 
2011                
Dec 2011 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Nov 2011 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
Oct 2011 33 7 26 0 0 1 5 27
Sep 2011 8 3 5 0 3 1 0 4
Aug 2011 6 3 3 1 2 2 0 1
All airlines begin reporting for domestic and international flights to and from the U.S. (U.S. airports only)
Jul 2011 1 1 N/A 0 0 0 0 1
Jun 2011 14 14 N/A 6 5 0 1 2
May 2011 16 16 N/A 1 0 1 14 0
Apr 2011 4 4 N/A 3 0 1 0 0
Mar 2011 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 0
Feb 2011 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 0
Jan 2011 1 1 N/A 1 0 0 0 0
2011 Total 86 50 36 12 10 6 20 38
                 
2010                
Dec 2010 3 3 N/A 1 1 0 0 1
Nov 2010 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 2010 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 2010 4 4 N/A 2 2 0 0 0
Aug 2010 1 1 N/A 0 0 0 0 1
Jul 2010 3 3 N/A 3 0 0 0 0
Jun 2010 3 3 N/A 2 0 1 0 0
May 2010 1 1 N/A 0 0 1 0 0
Apr 2010 4 4 N/A 0 0 1 0 3
Mar 2010 25 25 N/A 9 2 11 1 2
Feb 2010 60 60 N/A 5 1 52 1 1
Jan 2010 20 20 N/A 1 3 11 2 3
2010 Total 124 124 N/A 23 9 77 4 11
                 
2009                
Dec 2009 34 34 N/A 4 3 22 0 5
Nov 2009 4 4 N/A 0 1 2 0 1
Oct 2009 11 11 N/A 0 0 11 0 0
Sep 2009 6 6 N/A 0 0 4 0 2
Aug 2009 66 66 N/A 6 10 43 0 7
Jul 2009 161 161 N/A 21 20 102 0 18
Jun 2009 268 268 N/A 38 40 167 1 22
May 2009 34 34 N/A 7 2 24 1 0
Apr 2009 74 74 N/A 10 8 45 0 11
Mar 2009 85 85 N/A 6 9 63 0 7
Feb 2009 40 40 N/A 5 3 32 0 0
Jan 2009** 85 85 N/A 7 10 68 0 0
2009 Total 868 868 N/A 104 106 583 2 73
                 
2008                
Dec 2008 183 183 N/A 40 13 113 7 10
Nov 2008 7 7 N/A 0 1 4 0 2
Oct 2008 46 46 N/A 2 5 33 0 6


Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics

* Includes United Flight 455 on Jan. 26 diverted from arrival at Las Vegas (LAS) to Nellis Air Force Base (LSV) where it was on the ground for 208 minutes. The flight is not listed on Table 11 of the DOT Air Travel Consumer Report because the diversion was to a military airport rather than a civilian airport.

* Includes one flight with two separate three-hour tarmac times. Northwest Flight 1491 on Jan. 28 was on the tarmac for 188 minutes before returning to the gate. The flight departed the gate a second time and was on the tarmac for 199 minutes before wheels-off. Details of the flight are listed as a three-hour Multiple Gate Departure and a three-hour Taxi-out. Table 12 of the DOT Air Travel Consumer Report lists number of flights with three-hour tarmac times and counts NW Flight 1491 as a single flight.

Explanation of Stage of Operation.

Prior to Cancellation: Flight left the gate but was cancelled 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.