Delay Codes

Airline Internal Codes

03    SCHEDULED GROUND TIME LESS THAN DECLARED MINIMUM GROUND TIME

Passenger and Baggage

11    LATE CHECK-IN, acceptance after deadline

12    LATE CHECK-IN, congestion in check-in area

13    CHECK-IN ERROR, passenger and baggage

14    OVERSALES, booking errors

15    BOARDING, discrepancies

16    COMMERCIAL PUBLICITY/ PASSENGER CONVENIENCE, VIP, press, ground meals and missing personal items

17    CATERING ORDER, late or incorrect order given to supplier

18    BAGGAGE PROCESSING, sorting etc.

Cargo and Mail

21    DOCUMENTATION, errors etc.

22    LATE POSITIONING

23    LATE ACCEPTANCE

24    INADEQUATE PACKING

25    OVERSALES, booking errors

26    LATE PREPARATION IN WAREHOUSE

Mail only

27    DOCUMENTATION, PACKING etc.

28    LATE POSITIONING

29    LATE ACCEPTANCE

 

 

Aircraft and Ramp Handling

31    AIRCRAFT DOCUMENTATION LATE/ INACCURATE, weight and balance, general declaration, pax manifest, etc.

32    LOADING/ UNLOADING, bulky, special load, cabin load, lack of loading staff

33    LOADING EQUIPMENT, lack or breakdown, e.g. Container pallet loader, lack of staff

34    SERVICING EQUIPMENT, lack or breakdown, e.g. steps, lack of staff

35    AIRCRAFT CLEANING

36    FUELLING/ DEFUELLING, fuel supplier

37    CATERING, late delivery or loading

38    ULD, lack or serviceability

39    TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT, lack of or breakdown, lack of staff, e.g. pushback

Technical and Aircraft Equipment

41    AIRCRAFT DEFECTS

42    SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE, late release

43    NON- SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE, special checks and/ or additional works beyond normal maintenance schedule

44    SPARES AND MAINTENANCE EQUIPMENT, lack or breakdown

45    AOG SPARES, to be carried to another station

46    AIRCRAFT CHANGE, for technical reasons

47    STAND-BY AIRCRAFT, lack of planned stand-by aircraft for technical reasons

48    SCHEDULED CABIN CONFIGURATION/ VERSION ADJUSTMENT

 

Damage to Aircraft

51    DAMAGE DURING FLIGHT OPERATIONS, bird or lightning strike, turbulence, heavy or overweight landing, collision during taxiing

52    DAMAGE DURING GROUND OPERATIONS, collisions (other than during taxiing), loading/ off-loading damage, contamination, towing, extreme weather conditions

EDP/ Automated Equipment Failure

55    DEPARTURE CONTROL

56    CARGO PREPARATION/ DOCUMENTATION

57    FLIGHT PLANS

Flight Operations and Crewing

61    FLIGHT PLAN, late completion or change of flight documentation

62    OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS, fuel, load alteration

63    LATE CREW BOARDING OR DEPATURE PROCEDURE, other than connection and stand-by (flight deck or entire crew)

64    FLIGHT DECK CREW SHORTAGE, illness, awaiting stand-by, flight time limitations, crew meal, valid visa, health documents etc.

65    FLIGHT DECK CREW SPECIAL REQUEST, not within operational requirements

66    LATE CABIN CREW BOARDING OR DEPARTURE PROCEDURES, other than connection and stand-by

67    CABIN CREW SHORTAGE, illness, awaiting stand-by, flight time limitations, crew meals, valid visa, health documentations, etc.

68    CABIN CREW ERROR OR SPECIAL REQUEST, not within operational requirements

69    CAPTAIN REQUEST FOR SECURITY CHECK, extraordinary

 

Weather

71    DEPARTURE STATION, below aircraft operating limits

72    DESTINATION STATION, below aircraft operating limits

73    EN ROUTE OR ALTERNATE, below aircraft operating limits

75    DE-ICING OF AIRCRAFT, removal of ice and/ or snow, frost prevention excluding uns--erviceabitlity of equipment

76    REMOVAL OF SNOW, ICE, WATER AND SAND FROM AIRPORT

77    GROUND HANDLING IMPAIRED BY ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS

Air Traffic Flow Management Restrictions

81    ATFM DUE TO ATC EN-ROUTE DEMAND/ CAPACITY; standard demand/ capacity problems

82    ATFM DUE TO ATC STAFF/ EQUIPMENT EN-ROUTE, reduced capacity caused by industrial action or staff shortage or equipment failure, extraordinary demand due to capacity reduction in neightbouring area

83    ATFM DUE TO RESTRICTION AT DESTINATION AIRPORT; airport and/ or runway closed due to obstruction,industrial action, staff shortage, political unrest, noise abatement, night curfew, special flights

84      ATFM DUE TO WEATHER AT DESTINATION

Airport and Governmental Authorities

85    MANDATORY SECURITY

86    IMMIGRATION; CUSTOMS; HEALTH

87    AIRPORT FACILTIES, parking stands, ramp congestion, lighting, buildings, gate limitations, etc.

 

88    RESTRICTIONS AT DESTINATION AIRPORT, airport and/ or runway closed due to obstructions, industrial action,staff shortage, political unrest, noise abatement, night curfew, special flight

89      RESTRICTIONS AT DEPATURE AIRPORT WITH OR WITHOUT ATFM RESTRICTIONS; including Air Traffic Services, start-up and pushback, airport and/ or runway closed due to obstruction or weather (restriction due to weather in case of AFTM regulation only, else refer to code 71), industrial action, staff shortage, political unrest, noise abatement, night curfew, special flights

Reactionary

91    LOAD CONNECTION, awaiting load from another flight

92    THROUGH CHECK-IN ERROR, passenger and baggage

93    AIRCRAFT ROTATION, late arrival of aircraft from another flight or previous sector

94    CABIN CREW ROTATION, awaiting cabin crew from another flight

95    CREW ROTATION, awaiting crew from another flight (flight deck or entire crew)

96    OPERATIONS CONTROL, re-routing, diversion, consolidation, aircraft change for reasons other than technical

Miscellaneous

97    INDUSTRIAL ACTION WITHIN OWN AIRLINE

98    INDUSTRIAL ACTION OUTSIDE OWN AIRPLANE, excluding A.T.S.

99    This code shall be used only when it is clear that a reason cannot be matched to a code above (explain in SI section)