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Table 1 Airport Summary of 3-Hour Tarmac Times, March 2010

Table 1 Airport Summary of 3-Hour Tarmac Times, March 2010

Number of Flights with Longest Single Tarmac Time of 3 Hours or More by Airport
For an explanation of the new reports, see New Tarmac Time Data Q&A
Airports ranked by number of longest single tarmac times of 3 hours or longer

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Airport Longest Single Tarmac Times of 3 Hours or Longer Stage of Operation of the 3-Hour Tarmac Time Departing Flights*
Prior to Cancellation Multiple Gate Departure Taxi-Out Taxi-In At Diversion Airport
Denver, CO (DEN) 14 4 1 8 1 0 20,228
Atlanta, GA (ATL) 4 2 1 1 0 0 35,188
Miami, FL (MIA) 3 3 0 0 0 0 5,881
Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 2 0 0 0 0 2 7,561
Oklahoma City, OK (OKC) 1 0 0 1 0 0 1,810
Dallas/Ft.Worth, TX (DFW) 1 0 0 1 0 0 22,975
All Airports 25 9 2 11 1 2 548,282

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics

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

* Departing flights reported by 18 airlines reporting on-time data

Note: Beginning March 1, 2010, one of the four runways at New Yorks JFK International Airport was closed for construction. The closure is expected to last at least through June, and associated work will continue later into the year. The closure and associated work may cause or exacerbate flight delays for all carriers operating to/from JFK, as well as other airports throughout the National Airspace System, and should be recognized in any year-over-year comparisons.