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Revised 2017 Airline On-Time Reporting Directive Released

Press Release Number: 
DOT 130-16
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Media Contact: 
Dave Smallen, 202-366-5568

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today issued a revised annual directive detailing the requirements for the reporting of airline on-time data for calendar year 2017. In 2017, BTS will receive reports from 12 airlines. The previous version of the directive removed ExpressJet Airlines from the list of reporting carriers because its passenger revenue fell short of the mandated minimum. ExpressJet will continue to report following the airline’s submission of revised passenger revenue numbers for the fourth quarter of 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, 2016 ($904.8 million), are required to report.

The directive also includes a list of 30 airports with 1 percent or more of the nation's total domestic scheduled-service passenger enplanements for the 12-months ending June 30 , 2016 (7.1 million), for which monthly on-time reports are required.  Dallas Love Field has been added to the list for 2017. Although all reporting airlines voluntarily report on all domestic airports they serve, these 30 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 26. Contact: Dave Smallen: 202-366-5568,