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International and Domestic Tarmac Times by Airport
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Data begins with August 2011. Data available through August 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)81292711140774
New York, NY (LGA)643726100640
New York, NY (JFK)27146250207
Orlando, FL (MCO)1786021161
Washington, DC (DCA)15110130150
Tampa, FL (TPA)84300171
Columbia, SC (CAE)80100771
Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL)82510071
Punta Gorda, FL (PGD)50005050
Austin, TX (AUS)50004150
Philadelphia, PA (PHL)52300050
Miami, FL (MIA)43000140
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DFW)42200040
Charlotte, NC (CLT)41200140
Baltimore, MD (BWI)40000413
Boston, MA (BOS)42002040
Cheyenne, WY (CYS)40000440
Colorado Springs, CO (COS)30000330
Nashville, TN (BNA)32100030
West Palm Beach/Palm Beach, FL (PBI)20000202
Washington, DC (IAD)21000111
San Antonio, TX (SAT)20000220
White Plains, NY (HPN)21100020
Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton, PA (ABE)20100120
Birmingham, AL (BHM)20000202
San Diego, CA (SAN)20110020
Salt Lake City, UT (SLC)10100010
Mexico City, Mexico (MEX)10100001
Corpus Christi, TX (CRP)10000110
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, PA (AVP)10000110
Madison, WI (MSN)10010010
Cleveland, OH (CLE)10100010
Norfolk, VA (ORF)10100010
Bogota, Colombia (BOG)10100001
Sarasota/Bradenton, FL (SRQ)10100010
Fort Myers, FL (RSW)11000010
St. Louis, MO (STL)10000101
Albany, NY (ALB)10010010
Augusta, GA (AGS)10000101
Burbank, CA (BUR)10010010
Los Angeles, CA (LAX)10000110
Tel Aviv, Israel (TLV)10100001
Total Airports3031109319453627528

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