Overview

This dataset is all about flights in the united states, including information about the number, length, and type of delays. The data is reported for individual months at every major airport for every carrier. Additional information is available: http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/help/aviation/html/understanding.html

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Field Descriptions

Key List of... Comment Example Value
# of Delays.Carrier Integer number The number of delays and cancellations due to circumstances within the airline's control (e.g. maintenance or crew problems, aircraft cleaning, baggage loading, fueling, etc.) in this month. 1009
# of Delays.Late Aircraft Integer number The number of delays and cancellations caused by a previous flight with the same aircraft arriving late, causing the present flight to depart late in this month. 1275
# of Delays.National Aviation System Integer number The number of delays and cancellations attributable to the national aviation system that refer to a broad set of conditions, such as non-extreme weather conditions, airport operations, heavy traffic volume, and air traffic control in this month. 3217
# of Delays.Security Integer number Number of delays or cancellations caused by evacuation of a terminal or concourse, re-boarding of aircraft because of security breach, inoperative screening equipment and/or long lines in excess of 29 minutes at screening areas in this month. 17
# of Delays.Weather Integer number Number of delays or cancellations caused by significant meteorological conditions (actual or forecasted) that, in the judgment of the carrier, delays or prevents the operation of a flight such as tornado, blizzard or hurricane in this month. 328
Cancelled Integer number The number of flights that were cancelled in this month. 216
Carriers.Total Integer number The number of carriers that reported flight information during this time period and at this location. 11
Code String The 3 letter code for this airport, assigned by IATA. For more information, consult this List of Airport Codes. "ATL"
Delayed Integer number The number of flights that were delayed in this month. 5843
Diverted Integer number The number of flights that were diverted in this month. 27
Flights.Total Integer number The total number of flights in this month. 30060
Label String The "year/month" reported as a string, to make it easier to sort by time periods. "2003/06"
Minutes Delayed.Carrier Integer number The number of minutes delayed due to circumstances within the airline's control (e.g. maintenance or crew problems, aircraft cleaning, baggage loading, fueling, etc.) in this month. 61606
Minutes Delayed.Late Aircraft Integer number The number of minutes delayed caused by a previous flight with the same aircraft arriving late, causing the present flight to depart late in this month. 68335
Minutes Delayed.National Aviation System Integer number The number of minutes delayed attributable to the national aviation system that refer to a broad set of conditions, such as non-extreme weather conditions, airport operations, heavy traffic volume, and air traffic control in this month. 118831
Minutes Delayed.Security Integer number Number of minutes delayed caused by evacuation of a terminal or concourse, re-boarding of aircraft because of security breach, inoperative screening equipment and/or long lines in excess of 29 minutes at screening areas in this month. 518
Minutes Delayed.Total Integer number 268764
Minutes Delayed.Weather Integer number Number of of minutes delayed caused by significant meteorological conditions (actual or forecasted) that, in the judgment of the carrier, delays or prevents the operation of a flight such as tornado, blizzard or hurricane in this month. 19474
Month Integer number The reported month as a number. 0 is January, 1 is February, etc. 6
Month Name String "June"
Name String The full name of this airport. "Atlanta, GA: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International"
On Time Integer number The number of flights that were on time in this month. 23974
Year Integer number The reported year as a 4-digit number. 2003