Diversions of US air carriers 1990-2017

The time line shows the number of diversions of major US air carriers from 1990 to 2017. In 2017, out of over 5.67 million operations, 12,530 of such flights were diverted.

Number of diversions of major U.S. air carriers from 1990 to 2017

Number of flights
201712,530
201613,652
201515,187
201414,449
201314,160
201212,519
201114,399
201015,474
200915,463
200817,265
200717,182
200616,186
200514,028
200014,254
199510,492
199015,954
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Source

Release date

2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

1988 to 2017

Supplementary notes

A diverted flight is one that left from the scheduled departure airport but flew to a destination point other than the scheduled destination point. The number of carriers reporting beginning in 2010 is 18. The number of carriers reporting in previous years is as follows: 2016 (12); 2015 (13, 14 through June after which American and US Airways began joint reporting); 2014 (14); 2013 (16); 2012 (15); 2011(16); 2010 (18); 2009 (19); 2008 (19; 20 through February after which Aloha Airlines ceased reporting); 2007(20); 2006 ( 20; 19 through March after which Aloha Airlines started reporting for the second time)); 2005 (20; 19 through April after which Frontier Airlines started reporting); 2004 (19); 2003 (17; 18 starting in November when Hawaiian Airlines started reporting); 2002 (10); 2001(12; 11 starting in November when Aloha Airlines ceased reporting for the first time); 2000: (10; 11 starting in November when Aloha Airlines started reporting for the first time); 1999 (10); 1998 (10); 1997 (10); 1996 (10); and 1995 (10).

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