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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
New York, NY (JFK)3480.27  33117 126,561
Newark, NJ (EWR)2090.14  2090 154,125
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DFW)1590.05  1590 297,357
Philadelphia, PA (PHL)1520.15  1520 104,106
New York, NY (LGA)1160.09  1142 123,030
Chicago, IL (ORD)1130.03  1085 375,817
Houston, TX (IAH)760.04  733 200,431
Washington, DC (IAD)420.05  420 91,054
Washington, DC (DCA)330.04  312 89,714
Atlanta, GA (ATL)330.01  312 413,908
Boston, MA (BOS)320.02  320 128,425
Charlotte, NC (CLT)260.02  260 127,123
Baltimore, MD (BWI)220.02  220 109,427
Pittsburgh, PA (PIT)120.02  120 49,234
Denver, CO (DEN)120.00  120 240,932
White Plains, NY (HPN)110.09  110 12,577
Salt Lake City, UT (SLC)90.01  90 147,808
Chicago, IL (MDW)80.01  80 95,867
Syracuse, NY (SYR)70.05  70 13,283
Oklahoma City, OK (OKC)70.03  70 26,975
Dallas, TX (DAL)70.01  70 53,951
Miami, FL (MIA)70.01  70 64,748
Detroit, MI (DTW)70.00  61 177,506
Fayetteville, AR (XNA)60.04  60 14,025
Albany, NY (ALB)60.04  60 14,977
Austin, TX (AUS)60.01  60 51,573
Kansas City, MO (MCI)60.01  60 65,029
Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU)60.01  60 67,241
Cincinnati, OH (CVG)60.01  60 111,190
Orlando, FL (MCO)60.00  60 129,780
Portland, ME (PWM)50.06  50 8,385
Memphis, TN (MEM)50.01  41 85,045
Minneapolis, MN (MSP)50.00  50 155,860
Brownsville, TX (BRO)40.25  40 1,593
Greensboro/High Point, NC (GSO)40.03  40 15,004
Jacksonville, FL (JAX)40.01  40 35,968
Columbus, OH (CMH)40.01  40 38,573
San Antonio, TX (SAT)40.01  40 46,372
Lafayette, LA (LFT)30.05  30 5,713
Huntsville, AL (HSV)30.03  30 9,802
Lexington, KY (LEX)30.03  30 10,009
Little Rock, AR (LIT)30.02  30 17,009
Colorado Springs, CO (COS)30.02  30 17,237
Norfolk, VA (ORF)30.01  30 20,023
Louisville, KY (SDF)30.01  30 22,240
Birmingham, AL (BHM)30.01  30 23,554
Buffalo, NY (BUF)30.01  30 26,689
Omaha, NE (OMA)30.01  30 28,087
Hartford, CT (BDL)30.01  30 32,646
Indianapolis, IN (IND)30.01  30 43,576
Nashville, TN (BNA)30.00  30 61,095
St. Louis, MO (STL)30.00  30 64,864
Cleveland, OH (CLE)30.00  30 78,304
Tampa, FL (TPA)30.00  21 79,790
Phoenix, AZ (PHX)30.00  21 211,072
Bangor, ME (BGR)20.05  20 4,098
South Bend, IN (SBN)20.04  20 5,128
Mobile, AL (MOB)20.03  20 6,171
Burlington, VT (BTV)20.03  20 7,254
Lubbock, TX (LBB)20.02  20 8,704
Springfield, MO (SGF)20.02  20 11,066
Madison, WI (MSN)20.01  20 13,416
Savannah, GA (SAV)20.01  11 14,299
Wichita, KS (ICT)20.01  20 14,750
Grand Rapids, MI (GRR)20.01  20 16,430
Rochester, NY (ROC)20.01  20 17,289
Richmond, VA (RIC)20.01  20 19,877
Tulsa, OK (TUL)20.01  20 25,182
Milwaukee, WI (MKE)20.01  20 28,417
Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL)20.00  20 69,418
Nantucket, MA (ACK)10.32  10 314
Sioux City, IA (SUX)10.19  10 534
Lake Charles, LA (LCH)10.08  10 1,204
Charlottesville, VA (CHO)10.07  10 1,390
Abilene, TX (ABI)10.04  10 2,836
Eagle, CO (EGE)10.03  10 3,355
Charleston/Dunbar, WV (CRW)10.03  10 3,498
Asheville, NC (AVL)10.03  10 3,773
Bloomington/Normal, IL (BMI)10.02  10 4,219
Chattanooga, TN (CHA)10.02  10 4,537
Mission/McAllen/Edinburg, TX (MFE)10.02  10 4,733
Bozeman, MT (BZN)10.02  10 5,237
Aspen, CO (ASE)10.02  10 5,305
Evansville, IN (EVV)10.02  10 5,832
Gulfport/Biloxi, MS (GPT)10.01  10 7,330
Midland/Odessa, TX (MAF)10.01  10 7,604
Shreveport, LA (SHV)10.01  10 8,969
Akron, OH (CAK)10.01  10 9,335
Baton Rouge, LA (BTR)10.01  10 10,355
Islip, NY (ISP)10.01  10 12,222
Greer, SC (GSP)10.01  10 13,519
Knoxville, TN (TYS)10.01  10 13,979
Spokane, WA (GEG)10.01  10 16,135
Des Moines, IA (DSM)10.01  10 17,889
Manchester, NH (MHT)10.00  10 21,362
El Paso, TX (ELP)10.00  10 21,805
Kahului, HI (OGG)10.00  01 25,515
Reno, NV (RNO)10.00  10 27,211
West Palm Beach/Palm Beach, FL (PBI)10.00  10 29,777
New Orleans, LA (MSY)10.00  10 37,335
Albuquerque, NM (ABQ)10.00  10 41,161
Sacramento, CA (SMF)10.00  01 58,074
Honolulu, HI (HNL)10.00  01 67,581
San Francisco, CA (SFO)10.00  10 138,491
Las Vegas, NV (LAS)10.00  10 183,668
Los Angeles, CA (LAX)10.00  10 237,597
Total Airports1,6420.02  1,60339 7,455,458

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)