Total Delay Impact Study: A Comprehensive Assessment of the Costs and Impacts of Flight Delay in the United States

This report analyzes a variety of cost components caused by flight delays, including cost to airlines, cost to passengers, cost of lost demand, as well as the indirect impact of delay on the US economy. This study offers a broader consideration of relevant costs than conventional cost-of-delay estimates, and employs several innovative methodologies for assessing the magnitudes of these costs. Of particular note are the passenger delay cost estimates, which recognize that flight cancellations and missed connections can lead to substantial passenger delays not revealed in traditional flight delay statistics. The team estimates that the total cost of all US air transportation delays in 2007 was $32.9 billion including an $8.3 billion airline component, a $16.7 billion passenger component, a $3.9 billion cost from lost demand, and a $4 billion reduction in US GDP.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 91p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01219967
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 26 2010 9:53AM