U.S. Carrier Delays, Cancellations, and Diversions: 1995 to 2005

Added By Infochimps

The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 1046):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 12 rows and 11 columns.

In thousands (5,327.4 represents 5,327,400. For calendar years. See headnote, table 1047


  1. Late departures comprise flights departing 15 minutes or more after the scheduled
    departure time.
    Prior to 1995 includes cancelled flights.
  2. Late arrivals comprise flights arriving 15 minutes or more after the scheduled
    arrival time.
    Prior to 1995 includes cancelled and diverted flights.
  3. A cancelled flight is one that was not operated, but was listed in a carrier’s computer-
    reservation system within seven days of the scheduled departure.
  4. A diverted flight is one that left from the scheduled departure airport but flew
    to a destination point other than the scheduled destination point.


Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.