Measuring the Performance of City Pairs

City pairs refer to the origin and destination cities of flights and are significant for how airlines plan their service. The majority of city pairs for which metrics are reported on the NPS website were identified by the NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC). For most city pairs, data is available for fiscal years 2009-2013.

City pair metrics provide important information to air traffic controllers, airports and airlines that help them plan schedules and anticipate traffic levels. Understanding and tracking the time variation for city pair operations can lead to improved traffic flow management and flight scheduling, as well as reduced fuel consumption and emissions.

Performance metrics are sorted by city pairs grouped by metroplex — complex, high- traffic areas of metropolitan airspace that can include several major and reliever airports. The NPS city pairs operate out of the Core 30 Airports, which are airports that have an overall significance to the national airspace system based on air traffic operations and passenger boarding's.

Included in the city pairs performance metrics are the predictability and efficiency key performance areas, which analyze the annual performance for flights between a city pair operating in the direction indicated. The Effective Gate-to-Gate Time metric measures the average time between the scheduled gate departure and actual gate arrival at the destination. The Airborne Time Predictability metric measures the predictability of time elapsed from takeoff to landing for a selected city pair. Determining city pair gate-to-gate performance times can help airlines decide the most efficient way to connect markets.

More

Metroplex City Pairs

View Map Data
City Pairs by Metroplex
Metroplex Name City Pairs
Atlanta ATL - DFW
ATL - EWR
ATL - FLL
ATL - LGA
ATL - MIA
Boston BOS - BWI
BOS - DCA
BOS - EWR
BOS - IAD
BOS - JFK
Charlotte BWI - CLT
CLT - DCA
CLT - EWR
CLT - IAD
CLT - JFK
CLT - LGA
CLT - ORD
Chicago BWI - ORD
CLT - ORD
DCA - ORD
DEN - ORD
DFW - ORD
EWR - MDW
EWR - ORD
JFK - ORD
LGA - MDW
LGA - ORD
MEM - ORD
MSP - ORD
ORD - PHL
D.C. BOS - BWI
BOS - DCA
BOS - IAD
BWI - CLT
BWI - ORD
CLT - DCA
CLT - IAD
DCA - EWR
DCA - ORD
IAD - JFK
IAD - LGA
Denver DEN - LAX
DEN - ORD
Houston DFW - IAH
Las Vegas Valley LAS - LAX
LAS - SAN
Memphis EWR - MEM
MEM - ORD
Minneapolis-St. Paul MSP - ORD
New York/Philadelphia ATL - EWR
ATL - LGA
BOS - EWR
BOS - JFK
CLT - EWR
CLT - JFK
CLT - LGA
DCA - EWR
EWR - FLL
EWR - LAX
EWR - MCO
EWR - MDW
EWR - MEM
EWR - MIA
EWR - ORD
FLL - JFK
FLL - LGA
IAD - JFK
IAD - LGA
JFK - MCO
JFK - MIA
JFK - ORD
JFK - SFO
LGA - MCO
LGA - MDW
LGA - MIA
LGA - ORD
ORD - PHL
North Texas ATL - DFW
DFW - IAH
DFW - LAX
DFW - ORD
Northern California JFK - SFO
LAX - SFO
SAN - SFO
SEA - SFO
Orlando EWR - MCO
JFK - MCO
LGA - MCO
Phoenix LAX - PHX
PHX - SAN
Seattle SEA - SFO
South Florida ATL - FLL
ATL - MIA
EWR - FLL
EWR - MIA
FLL - JFK
FLL - LGA
JFK - MIA
LGA - MIA
Southern California DEN - LAX
DFW - LAX
EWR - LAX
LAS - LAX
LAS - SAN
LAX - PHX
LAX - SFO
PHX - SAN
SAN - SFO