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International and Domestic Tarmac Times by Airport
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Data begins with August 2011. Data available through May 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
Newark, NJ (EWR)301311510291
New York, NY (LGA)20910100200
New York, NY (JFK)1783150116
Orlando, FL (MCO)1272021111
Washington, DC (DCA)11000110110
Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL)82510071
Tampa, FL (TPA)84300171
Columbia, SC (CAE)50000541
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DFW)42200040
Punta Gorda, FL (PGD)20002020
West Palm Beach/Palm Beach, FL (PBI)20000202
Birmingham, AL (BHM)20000202
Nashville, TN (BNA)22000020
Washington, DC (IAD)21000111
Albany, NY (ALB)10010010
Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton, PA (ABE)10100010
Augusta, GA (AGS)10000101
Austin, TX (AUS)10000110
Boston, MA (BOS)11000010
Burbank, CA (BUR)10010010
Charlotte, NC (CLT)10000110
Cleveland, OH (CLE)10100010
Colorado Springs, CO (COS)10000110
Corpus Christi, TX (CRP)10000110
Fort Myers, FL (RSW)11000010
Los Angeles, CA (LAX)10000110
Madison, WI (MSN)10010010
Miami, FL (MIA)10000110
Norfolk, VA (ORF)10100010
Salt Lake City, UT (SLC)10100010
Sarasota/Bradenton, FL (SRQ)10100010
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, PA (AVP)10000110
Tel Aviv, Israel (TLV)10100001
White Plains, NY (HPN)11000010
Total Airports145514211212012718

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