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Directive for 2016 Airline On-Time Reporting

Press Release Number: 
DOT 109-15
Friday, October 30, 2015
Media Contact: 
Dave Smallen, 202-366-5568

Friday, October 30, 2015 - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today issued its annual directive detailing the requirements for the reporting of airline on-time data for calendar year 2016. In 2016, BTS will receive reports from 12 airlines. Envoy Airlines will no longer be required to report. Envoy reported on-time data for 15 years, beginning in 2001 when it operated as American Eagle. American Airlines and US Airways began reporting combined numbers in July 2015. Airlines with revenue of more than 1 percent of the total scheduled-service domestic passenger revenue for all airlines for the 12-months ending June 30, 2015, are required to report.

The directive also includes a list of 29 airports with 1 percent or more of the nation's total domestic scheduled-service passenger enplanements for the 12-months ending June 30, 2015, for which monthly on-time reports are required. The list is unchanged from 2015. 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 the complete list of carriers required to report data in 2016 and the airports for which reports are required, see Technical Directive 25. Contact: Dave Smallen: 202-366-5568,