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Taxi-Out Times for All Airports by Hour Block, 1995-2010

Taxi-Out Times for All Airports by Hour Block, 1995-2010

Taxi-Out Time: The time elapsed between departure from the origin airport gate and wheels off

Number of Flights by Minutes of Taxi-Out Time

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Year Total Gate Departures 0-14 15-29 30-59 60-119 120-179 180-239 240-299 300+ Total 180+
1995 5,235,530 3,504,382 1,518,013 193,869 16,974 1,855 333 71 33 437
1996 5,223,447 3,397,255 1,588,447 209,299 24,587 3,218 506 116 19 641
1997 5,314,080 3,396,056 1,677,804 214,918 21,999 2,554 535 134 80 749
1998 5,240,212 3,249,073 1,718,181 239,192 29,029 3,833 742 145 17 904
1999 5,373,573 3,113,119 1,905,477 309,878 38,360 5,377 1,075 252 35 1,362
2000 5,495,557 3,042,991 2,049,183 352,612 43,315 5,794 1,277 303 82 1,662
2001 5,736,582 3,324,248 2,062,738 311,157 33,869 3,799 638 117 16 771
2002 5,206,216 3,043,966 1,867,559 262,260 27,835 3,643 733 133 87 953
2003 6,387,071 3,759,578 2,239,972 340,865 40,960 4,494 881 224 97 1,202
2004 6,641,783 3,754,327 2,412,054 415,373 52,546 6,215 1,049 177 42 1,268
2005 7,006,866 4,010,084 2,536,140 401,467 52,192 5,894 921 141 27 1,089
2006 7,019,988 3,988,370 2,517,145 444,211 62,617 6,304 1,112 192 37 1,341
2007 7,294,649 3,943,107 2,751,246 515,302 75,833 7,507 1,370 239 45 1,654
2008 6,872,294 3,792,265 2,530,759 476,050 66,074 5,916 951 212 67 1,230
2009 6,360,908 3,608,623 2,269,159 427,834 50,579 4,109 525 69 10 604
Jan 2010 508,976 281,074 186,109 38,308 3,304 170 11 0 0 11
Feb 2010 455,707 247,316 167,691 36,363 3,984 300 44 9 0 53
Mar 2010 540,064 315,952 190,179 30,996 2,756 170 9 2 0 11
Apr 2010 525,693 318,152 180,388 25,052 1,981 119 1 0 0 1
2010 2,030,440 1,162,494 724,367 130,719 12,025 759 65 11 0 76


Percent of Flights by Minutes of Taxi-Out Time

Year Total Gate Departures 0-14 15-29 30-59 60-119 120-179 180-239 240-299 300+ Total 180+
1995 5,235,530 66.93% 28.99% 3.70% 0.32% 0.04% 0.01% 0.00% 0.00% 0.01%
1996 5,223,447 65.04% 30.41% 4.01% 0.47% 0.06% 0.01% 0.00% 0.00% 0.01%
1997 5,314,080 63.91% 31.57% 4.04% 0.41% 0.05% 0.01% 0.00% 0.00% 0.01%
1998 5,240,212 62.00% 32.79% 4.56% 0.55% 0.07% 0.01% 0.00% 0.00% 0.02%
1999 5,373,573 57.93% 35.46% 5.77% 0.71% 0.10% 0.02% 0.00% 0.00% 0.03%
2000 5,495,557 55.37% 37.29% 6.42% 0.79% 0.11% 0.02% 0.01% 0.00% 0.03%
2001 5,736,582 57.95% 35.96% 5.42% 0.59% 0.07% 0.01% 0.00% 0.00% 0.01%
2002 5,206,216 58.47% 35.87% 5.04% 0.53% 0.07% 0.01% 0.00% 0.00% 0.02%
2003 6,387,071 58.86% 35.07% 5.34% 0.64% 0.07% 0.01% 0.00% 0.00% 0.02%
2004 6,641,783 56.53% 36.32% 6.25% 0.79% 0.09% 0.02% 0.00% 0.00% 0.02%
2005 7,006,866 57.23% 36.20% 5.73% 0.74% 0.08% 0.01% 0.00% 0.00% 0.02%
2006 7,019,988 56.81% 35.86% 6.33% 0.89% 0.09% 0.02% 0.00% 0.00% 0.02%
2007 7,294,649 54.05% 37.72% 7.06% 1.04% 0.10% 0.02% 0.00% 0.00% 0.02%
2008 6,872,294 55.18% 36.83% 6.93% 0.96% 0.09% 0.01% 0.00% 0.00% 0.02%
2009 6,360,908 56.73% 35.67% 6.73% 0.80% 0.06% 0.01% 0.00% 0.00% 0.01%
Jan 2010 508,976 55.22% 36.57% 7.53% 0.65% 0.03% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Feb 2010 455,707 54.27% 36.80% 7.98% 0.87% 0.07% 0.01% 0.00% 0.00% 0.01%
Mar 2010 540,064 58.50% 35.21% 5.74% 0.51% 0.03% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Apr 2010 525,693 60.52% 34.31% 4.77% 0.38% 0.02% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
2010 2,030,440 57.25% 35.68% 6.44% 0.59% 0.04% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics

NOTE: Total gate departures does not include flights that departed the gate but were later cancelled.

NOTE: The number of reporting carriers has varied as follows:
1995: 10
1996: 10
1997: 10
1998: 10
1999: 10
2000: 10 (11 starting in November when Aloha Airlines started reporting for the first time)
2001: 12 (11 starting in November when Aloha Airlines ceased reporting for the first time)
2002: 10
2003: 17 (18 starting in November when Hawaiian Airlines started reporting)
2004: 19
2005: 20 (19 through April after which Frontier Airlines started reporting)
2006: 20 (19 through March after which Aloha Airlines started reporting for the second time)
2007: 20
2008: 19 (20 through February after which Aloha Airlines ceased reporting)
2009: 19
2010: 18