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Aircraft Arriving Late: Causes of the Original Delay
Most Recent Month       Year To Date
Note: Data are available from June 2003 through June 2023.
Number of OperationsDelayed Minutes % of Total Delayed
Air Carrier Delay 20,7481,439,90065.84%
Security Delay 1067,3260.33%
National Aviation System DelayEquipment23916,5950.76%
Closed Runway60441,9381.92%
Extreme Weather Delay1,933134,1396.13%
Total Aircraft Arriving Late31,5142,186,989100.00%
Note: Airlines report late-arriving aircraft as a category of the cause of delay when a previous flight with same aircraft arrived late, causing the present flight to depart late. Airlines do not report the cause of delay for the first late flight that caused the second delay. Using data reported by the airlines for other categories of delay causes, the page displays calculations of the causes of delay for the late arriving aircraft category. These calculations use the percentages of delay minutes reported by the airlines in the air carrier, national aviation system, security and weather categories and assign them proportionately to the late arriving aircraft category. The displayed numbers are rounded and may not add up to the total.

SOURCE: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Airline Service Quality Performance 234 and Federal Aviation Administration OPSNET.
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