Friday, December 4, 2009 - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today issued the annual directive detailing the requirements for the reporting of airline on-time data for 2010. The directive includes the list of 29 airports with 1 percent of the nation's total domestic scheduled-service passenger enplanements for the 12-month period ended March 31, 2009 for which monthly on-time reports are required. Although all reporting airlines voluntarily report on all domestic airports they serve, these 29 airports are listed in the detailed airport tables of the Department's Air Travel Consumer Report and on BTS' major airport on-time rankings.
For 2010, BTS will continue to receive reports from 19 airlines, 17 that are required to report and two that will report voluntarily. Airlines with revenue of more than 1 percent of scheduled-service domestic passenger revenue for the 12 months ended March 31, 2009 are required to report. For the complete list of carriers required to report data in 2010 and the airports for which reports are required, see http://www.bts.gov/programs/airline_information/accounting_and_reporting_directives/technical_directive.html