Corsair Lenghty tarmac delay contigency plan

Date last updated : 06 december 2018

In accordance with U.S. Department of Transportation’s Enhanced Protections for Airline Passengers regulations, Corsair has created a Lengthy Tarmac Delay Contingency Plan. Should such a delay occur either before takeoff or after landing, Corsair will ensure that:

  • For international flights, Corsair will not permit an aircraft to remain on the tarmac at a US Airport for more four hours before allowing passengers to deplane, unless :
    • The pilot in command determines there is a safety-related or security-related reason why the aircraft cannot leave its position on the tarmac to deplane passengers; or
    • ATC advises the pilot in command that returning to the gate or another disembarkation point elsewhere in order to deplane passengers would significantly disrupt airport operation.
  • In the case of a delay of more than two hours after the aircraft leaves the gate (in the case of a departure) or touched down (in the case of an arrival), adequate food and potable water will be available to passengers, unless the pilot in command determines that safety or security considerations preclude such service.
  • Operable lavatory facilities, as well as adequate medical attention if needed, will be made available while the aircraft remains on the tarmac.
  • Passengers on the delayed flight will receive notifications regarding the status of the delay every 30 minutes while the aircraft is delayed, including the reasons for the tarmac delay, if known.
  • Passengers on the delayed flight will be notified beginning 30 minutes after scheduled departure time (including any revised departure time that passengers were notified about before boarding) and every 30 minutes thereafter that they have the opportunity to deplane from an aircraft that is at the gate or another disembarkation area with the door open if the opportunity to deplane actually exists.
  • Corsair has sufficient resources to implement this plan.
  • Corsair’s Lengthy Tarmac Delay Contingency Plan has been coordinated with airport authorities, including terminal facility operators where applicable, at each U.S. airport Corsair serves, including its regular U.S. diversion airports, and, if necessary, Corsair will work with airport authorities and other airlines to share facilities and make gates available in an emergency.
  • Corsair’s Lengthy Tarmac Delay Contingency Plan has been coordinated with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at each U.S. airport that is regularly used for Corsair’s international flights, including U.S. diversion airports.
  • Corsair’s Lengthy Tarmac Delay Contingency Plan has been also coordinated with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at each U.S. airport that Corsair serves, including U.S. diversion airports.

This Lengthy Tarmac Delay Contingency Plan is separate from and not a part of Corsair’s Sale and Transport Conditions.