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International and Domestic Tarmac Times by Airport
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Data begins with August 2011. Data available through September 2022 Please limit search using dropdowns to a single calendar year.
This page has tarmac times for all domestic flights and all international flights to and from the United States (U.S. airports only). For tarmac times since 1995 for domestic flights operated by large airlines, see Domestic Tarmac Times
AirportTarmac TimesStage of Operation Tarmac Flights
TotalPrior To CancellationMultiple Gate DepartureTaxi-OutTaxi-InAt Diversion AirportDomesticInternational
New York, NY (JFK)1312034215425576
Newark, NJ (EWR)58158132202533
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DFW)15000150150
New York, NY (LGA)1239000111
Philadelphia, PA (PHL)123232266
Chicago, IL (ORD)113230356
Washington, DC (IAD)91301454
Baltimore, MD (BWI)60100524
San Antonio, TX (SAT)50000523
Little Rock, AR (LIT)50000550
Miami, FL (MIA)51001314
Milwaukee, WI (MKE)40000404
Austin, TX (AUS)40000404
Kansas City, MO (MCI)42002040
Richmond, VA (RIC)41000322
Tulsa, OK (TUL)30000330
Minneapolis, MN (MSP)33000030
London, United Kingdom (LHR)30300003
Washington, DC (DCA)33000030
Atlanta, GA (ATL)30020103
Boston, MA (BOS)30000303
Los Angeles, CA (LAX)30020112
Houston, TX (HOU)20000220
Phoenix, AZ (PHX)20002011
Everett, WA (PAE)20000220
Houston, TX (IAH)20100111
Newburgh/Poughkeepsie, NY (SWF)20000202
Hartford, CT (BDL)21000111
St. Louis, MO (STL)20000220
Charlotte, NC (CLT)20200020
Denver, CO (DEN)20100111
Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL)20001102
New Orleans, LA (MSY)20000202
Albany, NY (ALB)10000101
Atlantic City, NJ (ACY)10000101
Bangor, ME (BGR)10000101
Beijing, China (PEK)10001001
Boise, ID (BOI)10100010
Cancun, Mexico (CUN)10100001
Colorado Springs, CO (COS)10001010
Corpus Christi, TX (CRP)10000101
Dallas, TX (DAL)10100010
Detroit, MI (DTW)10000101
Eagle, CO (EGE)10100010
Grand Rapids, MI (GRR)10000101
Greer, SC (GSP)10000101
Harrisburg, PA (MDT)10000101
Indianapolis, IN (IND)10000101
Knoxville, TN (TYS)10000101
London, United Kingdom (LGW)10010001
Lubbock, TX (LBB)10000110
Munich, Germany (MUC)10100001
Norfolk, VA (ORF)10000110
Oakland, CA (OAK)10001001
Oklahoma City, OK (OKC)10000101
Ontario, CA (ONT)10000101
Orlando, FL (MCO)10001010
Ottawa, Canada (YOW)10010001
Pittsburgh, PA (PIT)10000101
Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU)11000010
Rockford, IL (RFD)10000101
Salt Lake City, UT (SLC)10100010
San Francisco, CA (SFO)10001010
San Juan, PR (SJU)10000101
St. Petersburg, FL (PIE)10001010
Tokyo, Japan (HND)10100001
Total Airports36157734610679171190

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: 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)
2016: 12
2017: 12
2018: 17 (18 through March after which Alaska Airlines and Virgin America began joint reporting)
2019: 17
2020: 17
2021: 17