When a traveler starts to plan a trip or when an airline operator starts to plan air service, they will look at the points of origin and destination for flights. These points of origin and destination are thought of in terms of pairs of cities or pairs of metroplexes. In measuring city-pair performance, the NPS website looks at flights that either originate or conclude at a specific metroplex, such as the New York/Philadelphia metroplex to Southern California. For each city pair, an origin airport (for example, Newark Liberty International, EWR) and a destination airport (for example, Los Angeles International, LAX) are listed. The city pairs are unidirectional (only measuring EWR to LAX in the example above) and the NPS website reports them as recommended by the NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC).

All results are reported by Fiscal Year (FY), October 1 — September 30.

Flights can depart outside of the reportable hours, but must arrive during the reportable hours at the destination airport. For a list of the reportable hours for each airport, please see the Reference Guide.

Average Airborne Time (FY) Minutes

During reportable hours at the destination airport, the average Airborne Time for flights between the selected city pair. The reportable hours vary by airport and the results are reported by fiscal year. Additional reportable hour information can be found in the airport information section of the Reference Guide.

Origin Destination 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
ATL FLL 85.4 85.6 85.0 85.6 86.1 86.2
ATL MIA 85.4 85.8 85.2 86.3 86.6 87.0
EWR FLL 149.9 149.8 150.5 150.9 152.6 152.8
EWR MCO 133.8 133.8 134.1 134.1 134.5 135.8
EWR MIA 152.0 151.7 151.3 151.9 152.7 153.5
FLL JFK 143.1 141.9 142.4 140.6 141.0 140.3
FLL LGA 148.0 144.7 145.8 144.5 144.8 143.9
JFK MCO 135.4 134.2 134.4 133.7 135.1 136.5
JFK MIA 153.7 152.3 151.6 151.9 152.0 152.9
LGA MCO 135.8 134.6 133.3 134.0 134.8 135.9
LGA MIA 153.4 152.0 150.7 152.2 154.1 156.4
Effective Gate-to-Gate Time (FY) Average Minutes per Flight

During reportable hours at the destination airport, the difference between the Actual Gate-In Time at the destination airport and the Scheduled Gate-Out Time at the origin airport. Flights may depart outside reportable hours, but must arrive during them. The reportable hours vary by airport and the results are reported by FY.

Origin Destination 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
ATL FLL 120.7 121.5 117.3 113.3 117.3 117.3
ATL MIA 122.3 123.9 120.2 119.0 121.7 120.0
EWR FLL 192.8 185.5 188.8 187.6 190.5 193.7
EWR MCO 179.9 171.7 173.8 172.9 171.8 173.8
EWR MIA 195.7 187.2 186.9 189.5 190.0 192.4
FLL JFK 189.1 185.4 186.0 177.5 181.7 184.1
FLL LGA 192.3 182.5 185.6 183.3 185.9 183.3
JFK MCO 181.2 181.4 180.2 175.0 177.1 180.4
JFK MIA 206.6 201.9 197.6 191.5 198.3 196.1
LGA MCO 175.8 175.7 179.0 176.9 181.7 179.1
LGA MIA 198.3 194.2 194.5 193.5 197.1 196.8
Airborne Distance (FY) Nautical Miles

During reportable hours at the destination airport, the average airborne distance of flights between the selected city pair. The reportable hours vary by airport and the results are reported by fiscal year. Additional reportable hour information can be found in the airport information section of the Reference Guide.

Origin Destination 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
ATL FLL 1 1 563.9 563.5 567.5 566.9
ATL MIA 1 1 574.0 575.0 577.5 578.0
EWR FLL 1 1 987.6 986.2 992.3 989.1
EWR MCO 1 1 876.2 873.5 873.2 872.8
EWR MIA 1 1 1001.0 1003.6 1011.8 1007.5
FLL JFK 1 1 992.1 986.3 992.0 990.1
FLL LGA 1 1 1006.7 1003.6 1006.5 1005.7
JFK MCO 1 1 879.7 874.0 878.8 880.3
JFK MIA 1 1 1014.8 1008.4 1011.6 1013.5
LGA MCO 1 1 873.3 877.9 878.6 878.3
LGA MIA 1 1 1007.2 1015.8 1019.2 1021.6

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Efficiency:

As described by ICAO, efficiency addresses the operational and economic cost-effectiveness of gate-to-gate flight operations from a single-flight perspective. In all phases of flight, airspace users want to depart and arrive at the times they select and fly the trajectory they determine to be optimum.

Airborne Time Predictability (FY) Minutes

During reportable hours at the destination airport, the difference between the 85th and 15th percentiles of Airborne Time for flights between the selected city pair. The reportable hours vary by airport and the results are reported by FY. Additional reportable hour information can be found in the airport information section of the Reference Guide.

Origin Destination 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
ATL FLL 8 9 9 9 10 10
ATL MIA 8 9 8 9 11 11
EWR FLL 20 21 22 21 24 24
EWR MCO 18 20 20 19 21 22
EWR MIA 20 21 21 21 22 22
FLL JFK 21 19 18 17 17 17
FLL LGA 21 16 17 16 17 16
JFK MCO 19 20 21 19 21 23
JFK MIA 23 22 21 21 21 22
LGA MCO 18 21 19 19 21 22
LGA MIA 19 22 20 20 22 22
Effective Gate-to-Gate Time Predictability (FY) Minutes

During reportable hours, the difference between the 85th and 15th percentiles of the Effective Gate-to-Gate Time metric. The reportable hours vary by airport and the results are reported by FY. Additional percentile and reportable hour information can be found in the Reference Guide.

Origin Destination 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
ATL FLL 38 36 32 27 34 36
ATL MIA 39 38 34 31 34 33
EWR FLL 55 48 48 46 52 59
EWR MCO 56 47 45 46 45 49
EWR MIA 53 44 45 47 50 51
FLL JFK 67 64 59 42 53 57
FLL LGA 65 48 52 50 58 54
JFK MCO 48 55 52 43 49 52
JFK MIA 66 60 54 43 51 53
LGA MCO 50 49 54 51 55 54
LGA MIA 54 54 55 49 51 51
Predictability:

As described by ICAO: Predictability refers to the ability of airspace users and ATM service providers to provide consistent and dependable levels of performance.

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