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
BWI CLT 62.7 61.9 61.8 60.5 61.5
CLT DCA 54.1 54.2 54.8 54.9 55.0
CLT EWR 82.6 81.4 81.1 80.8 80.4
CLT IAD 54.5 54.9 55.5 55.2 54.7
CLT JFK 87.1 83.9 81.5 80.3 81.2
CLT LGA 81.9 79.4 79.8 79.3 79.6
CLT ORD 96.1 95.6 96.7 94.7 95.0
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
BWI CLT 91.5 89.8 91.6 85.6 89.0
CLT DCA 81.3 82.1 86.6 80.4 83.0
CLT EWR 140.9 125.8 129.5 124.8 126.3
CLT IAD 92.2 90.5 90.5 84.4 88.6
CLT JFK 143.2 127.5 121.6 111.2 122.6
CLT LGA 122.4 117.0 123.1 116.5 123.2
CLT ORD 134.0 133.5 136.9 127.4 134.1
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
BWI CLT 1 1 343.5 341.3 343.4
CLT DCA 1 1 329.4 330.7 330.6
CLT EWR 1 1 510.2 509.7 507.4
CLT IAD 1 1 326.4 325.4 323.3
CLT JFK 1 1 535.1 532.6 536.9
CLT LGA 1 1 515.5 513.9 514.5
CLT ORD 1 1 573.2 568.7 569.9

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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
BWI CLT 14 15 14 13 13
CLT DCA 10 9 9 10 10
CLT EWR 14 13 13 13 13
CLT IAD 8 8 9 8 9
CLT JFK 21 15 12 12 13
CLT LGA 15 11 12 12 12
CLT ORD 14 14 15 13 14
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
BWI CLT 36 36 36 31 32
CLT DCA 31 29 40 28 31
CLT EWR 102 67 72 60 61
CLT IAD 42 39 37 29 37
CLT JFK 84 57 52 35 52
CLT LGA 51 43 54 39 53
CLT ORD 43 49 53 39 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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