The Bureau of Transportation Statistics today released June airline on-time numbers. Here is a summary of tables posted on the BTS website
Tuesday, August 9, 2011 Contact: Dave Smallen
Tel.: (202) 366-5568
BTS airport rankings on flight delays and other summary tables can be found at http://www.bts.gov/programs/airline_information/airline_ontime_tables/
The Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation can be found at http://airconsumer.ost.dot.gov/reports/index.htm
Tarmac times can be found at http://www.bts.gov/programs/airline_information/taxi_out_and_other_tarmac_times/
The tables posted on the BTS website are:
Table 1: On-time arrival performance during the first six months of 2011 was the ninth highest for the January-June period in the 17 years with comparable numbers and the lowest since 2008. Note that the number of reporting carriers has varied.
Table 2: June was the 114th highest month of the 198 months with comparable records with on-time performance of 76.92 percent. On-time performance in June 2011 was the third highest for June in the last 17 years and above the average of 73.94 for June in the past 16 years.
Table 3: Salt Lake City (86.85) had the highest and Newark (63.66) had the lowest on-time arrival performance of the 29 busiest airports in June.
Table 4: Salt Lake City (83.20) had the highest and Newark (65.05) had the lowest on-time arrival performance of the 29 busiest airports for the six-month January-June period.
Table 5: Salt Lake City (88.71) had the highest and Chicago O’Hare (69.26) had the lowest on-time departure performance of the 29 busiest airports in June.
Table 6: Seattle (86.25) had the highest and Chicago Midway (68.21) had the lowest on-time departure performance of the 29 busiest airports for the six-month January-June period.
Tarmac Times: There were 14 tarmac times of more than three hours in June: six cancellations, five multiple gate departures (flight left the gate, then returned and then left again to resume normal operation), two diversions and one taxi-in (wheels-on to gate arrival). The June flight with the longest tarmac time was American Eagle Flight 4503 from New York JFK to St. Louis on June 25 which was on the St. Louis tarmac for 238 minutes before arriving at the gate, the longest tarmac time since the DOT rule went into effect.
Longest 2011 Tarmac Time: American Eagle Flight 4503 from New York JFK to St. Louis on June 25 which was on the St. Louis tarmac for 238 minutes before arriving at the gate.
Chronically Delayed: The most delayed flight in June was Continental Flight 1520 from Boston to San Francisco, which was not on time 76.92 percent of the time, averaging 102 minutes late.
For the tables, see http://www.bts.gov/programs/airline_information/airline_ontime_tables/
For other airports and more detailed information, see http://www.transtats.bts.gov/HomeDrillChart.asp
For causes of delay, see http://www.transtats.bts.gov/OT_Delay/OT_DelayCause1.asp
For tarmac times, see
For chronically-delayed flights, see
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