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Data available through April 2019. Please limit search using dropdowns to a single calendar year. Data begins with January 1995. See New Tarmac Time Data Q&A. for explanation of reporting changes in October 2008 and August 2011.
AirportTarmac TimesStage of OperationDeparting Flights*
TotalPercent of Regularly Scheduled FlightsPrior To CancellationMultiple Gate DepartureTaxi-OutTaxi-InAt Diversion Airport
Chicago, IL (ORD)2240.06  20618 373,736
New York, NY (JFK)1890.17  17514 110,367
Newark, NJ (EWR)1540.10  1531 158,291
New York, NY (LGA)1320.10  1320 127,459
Philadelphia, PA (PHL)910.08  901 108,313
Houston, TX (IAH)570.03  516 224,061
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DFW)440.01  431 301,163
Atlanta, GA (ATL)400.01  400 407,971
Boston, MA (BOS)270.02  270 131,050
Washington, DC (DCA)260.03  260 94,659
Washington, DC (IAD)260.03  260 96,010
Miami, FL (MIA)180.03  180 66,153
Charlotte, NC (CLT)150.01  150 117,455
Baltimore, MD (BWI)120.01  120 107,584
Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL)110.02  110 67,597
Chicago, IL (MDW)90.01  90 100,840
Minneapolis, MN (MSP)90.01  90 126,498
Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU)80.01  44 58,017
Tampa, FL (TPA)80.01  26 75,946
Denver, CO (DEN)80.00  80 232,476
White Plains, NY (HPN)70.10  70 6,983
Madison, WI (MSN)70.05  70 12,945
San Antonio, TX (SAT)70.02  70 42,856
Austin, TX (AUS)70.02  70 44,592
Memphis, TN (MEM)70.01  61 47,350
St. Louis, MO (STL)70.01  34 64,327
Cleveland, OH (CLE)70.01  70 86,421
Richmond, VA (RIC)60.03  60 19,177
Indianapolis, IN (IND)60.02  60 37,615
Kansas City, MO (MCI)60.01  60 55,918
Detroit, MI (DTW)60.00  60 128,327
Shreveport, LA (SHV)50.07  50 7,197
Manchester, NH (MHT)50.02  50 21,260
Lafayette, LA (LFT)40.07  40 5,385
Corpus Christi, TX (CRP)40.04  40 9,215
Colorado Springs, CO (COS)40.02  40 17,046
Oklahoma City, OK (OKC)40.02  40 22,003
Pittsburgh, PA (PIT)40.01  40 47,455
Santa Ana, CA (SNA)40.01  40 51,702
Cincinnati, OH (CVG)40.00  40 126,680
Fayetteville, AR (XNA)30.03  30 11,429
Baton Rouge, LA (BTR)30.03  30 11,519
Albany, NY (ALB)30.02  30 14,676
Little Rock, AR (LIT)30.02  30 17,006
Rochester, NY (ROC)30.02  30 17,621
Birmingham, AL (BHM)30.02  30 19,161
Norfolk, VA (ORF)30.01  30 20,162
Tulsa, OK (TUL)30.01  30 21,698
Buffalo, NY (BUF)30.01  21 27,440
New Orleans, LA (MSY)30.01  30 29,899
Albuquerque, NM (ABQ)30.01  30 37,264
Nashville, TN (BNA)30.00  30 60,554
Orlando, FL (MCO)30.00  30 118,910
Las Vegas, NV (LAS)30.00  30 184,733
Lake Charles, LA (LCH)20.14  20 1,399
Springfield, IL (SPI)20.11  20 1,750
Monroe, LA (MLU)20.09  20 2,289
Laredo, TX (LRD)20.07  20 2,756
Traverse City, MI (TVC)20.05  20 3,796
Burlington, VT (BTV)20.03  20 6,869
Gulfport/Biloxi, MS (GPT)20.03  20 6,955
Lexington, KY (LEX)20.02  20 9,404
Columbia, SC (CAE)20.02  20 11,360
Charleston, SC (CHS)20.02  20 12,330
Savannah, GA (SAV)20.02  20 13,248
Des Moines, IA (DSM)20.01  20 13,429
Greensboro/High Point, NC (GSO)20.01  20 14,063
Omaha, NE (OMA)20.01  20 23,066
Milwaukee, WI (MKE)20.01  20 23,374
Fort Myers, FL (RSW)20.01  20 26,431
West Palm Beach/Palm Beach, FL (PBI)20.01  20 28,305
Jacksonville, FL (JAX)20.01  20 31,617
Hartford, CT (BDL)20.01  20 32,880
Columbus, OH (CMH)20.01  20 35,912
Sacramento, CA (SMF)20.00  20 53,835
Seattle, WA (SEA)20.00  20 107,541
Phoenix, AZ (PHX)20.00  20 215,086
Tupelo, MS (TUP)10.13  10 749
State College, PA (SCE)10.10  10 1,007
Dubuque, IA (DBQ)10.07  10 1,410
Brownsville, TX (BRO)10.04  10 2,314
Lincoln, NE (LNK)10.03  10 2,906
Asheville, NC (AVL)10.03  10 3,081
Tallahassee, FL (TLH)10.03  10 3,176
Montgomery, AL (MGM)10.03  10 3,278
Wilmington, NC (ILM)10.03  10 3,417
Daytona Beach, FL (DAB)10.03  10 3,557
Bangor, ME (BGR)10.02  10 4,303
Appleton, WI (ATW)10.02  10 4,348
Bloomington/Normal, IL (BMI)10.02  10 4,535
Peoria, IL (PIA)10.02  10 4,664
Chattanooga, TN (CHA)10.02  10 4,704
Kalamazoo, MI (AZO)10.02  10 4,815
Mission/McAllen/Edinburg, TX (MFE)10.02  10 4,845
Fargo, ND (FAR)10.02  10 4,888
Bakersfield, CA (BFL)10.02  10 5,732
Newport News/Williamsburg, VA (PHF)10.02  10 6,115
Moline, IL (MLI)10.02  10 6,309
Valparaiso, FL (VPS)10.02  10 6,437
Flint, MI (FNT)10.01  10 7,007
Myrtle Beach, SC (MYR)10.01  10 7,088
Sarasota/Bradenton, FL (SRQ)10.01  10 7,493
Portland, ME (PWM)10.01  10 7,551
Green Bay, WI (GRB)10.01  10 7,712
Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA (CID)10.01  10 8,827
Springfield, MO (SGF)10.01  10 9,273
Lubbock, TX (LBB)10.01  10 9,327
Knoxville, TN (TYS)10.01  10 9,954
Pensacola, FL (PNS)10.01  10 10,235
Jackson/Vicksburg, MS (JAN)10.01  10 11,263
Syracuse, NY (SYR)10.01  10 12,356
Long Beach, CA (LGB)10.01  10 12,879
Grand Rapids, MI (GRR)10.01  10 16,261
Boise, ID (BOI)10.01  10 17,114
Louisville, KY (SDF)10.01  10 19,165
Anchorage, AK (ANC)10.01  10 19,976
Providence, RI (PVD)10.00  10 26,578
Burbank, CA (BUR)10.00  10 32,102
Houston, TX (HOU)10.00  01 55,260
Honolulu, HI (HNL)10.00  01 61,099
San Jose, CA (SJC)10.00  10 61,161
San Francisco, CA (SFO)10.00  10 131,844
Salt Lake City, UT (SLC)10.00  10 142,080
Los Angeles, CA (LAX)10.00  10 233,788
Total Airports1,3540.02  1,29559 7,141,922

Note: Tarmac times for all flights by airlines reporting on-time data are available beginning with October 2008 data. From January 1995 through September 2008, airlines reporting on-time data reported only taxi-out and taxi-in times. Airlines currently reporting on-time data.

Note: Reporting changes due to mergers. Joint reporting begins after Federal Aviation Administration approval of a single operating certificate.
* Jan. 2006: US Airways (US) and America West (HP) start to report combined on-time data in January 2006 as US Airways (US).
* Oct. 2007: US Airways (US) and America West (HP) start to report combined traffic and financial data as US Airways (US).
* Jan. 2010: Delta (DL) and Northwest (NW) start to report jointly as Delta (DL).
* Jan. 2011: Continental Micronesia (CS) and Continental Airlines (CO) start to report jointly as Continental Airlines (CO).
* Jan. 2012: United (UA) and Continental (CO) start to report jointly as United (UA).
* Jan. 2012: Atlantic Southeast (EV) and ExpressJet (XE) start to report jointly as ExpressJet (EV). For data through December 2011, use the code EV for Atlantic Southeast, which will be displayed as (EV) ExpressJet, and the code XE for ExpressJet, which will be displayed as (XE) ExpressJet (1). Beginning with January 2012 data, use the code EV for ExpressJet.
• Endeavor (9E) operated as Pinnacle prior to August 2013. Envoy (MQ) operated as American Eagle prior to April 2014.
• Southwest (WN) and AirTran (FL) began reporting jointly as WN in January 2015 following their 2011 merger announcement.
• American (AA) and US Airways (US) began reporting jointly as AA in July 2015 following their 2013 merger announcement.

Note: Numbers found here may differ from those previously available on the BTS website and on the Air Travel Consumer Report. Beginning with the release of May 2010 data, lengthy tarmac times are measured as more than 3 hours (181 minutes plus). Previous releases used the measurement of 3 hours or more (180 minutes plus). 2-hour and 1-hour tarmac times have been changed to conform. Data from previous months on this application have been revised but may differ from the previously-released Air Travel Consumer Report Tables 11 and 12, which were not revised. Air Travel Consumer Report Tables 11 and 12, beginning with the release of May 2010 data in the July report, will reflect the change in measurement.

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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.

The number of reporting carriers has varied as follows:
1995: 10
1996: 10
1997: 10
1998: 10
1999: 10
2000: 10 (11 starting in November when Aloha Airlines started reporting for the first time)
2001: 12 (11 starting in November when Aloha Airlines ceased reporting for the first time)
2002: 10
2003: 17 (18 starting in November when Hawaiian Airlines started reporting)
2004: 19
2005: 20 (19 through April after which Frontier Airlines started reporting)
2006: 20 (19 through March after which Aloha Airlines started reporting for the second time)
2007: 20
2008: 19 (20 through February after which Aloha Airlines ceased reporting)
2009: 19
2010: 18
2011: 16
2012: 15
2013: 16
2014: 14
2015: 13 (14 through June after which American and US Airways began joint reporting)