Alaska Airlines Aircraft Operating Statistics- Cost Per Block Hour (Unadjusted)
Alaska Airlines
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
  Small Narrowbodies $1,833 $1,978 $2,045 $1,951 $2,114 $2,576 $2,514 $2,471 $2,628 $2,914 $2,972 $3,494 $3,659 $4,493 $4,021 $4,394 $4,994
(Ex Fuel) $1,347 $1,401 $1,491 $1,548 $1,609 $1,787 $1,869 $1,895 $1,971 $1,920 $1,721 $1,877 $1,939 $2,126 $2,733 $2,711 $2,668
Pilots $418 $440 $504 $543 $566 $591 $650 $691 $765 $757 $623 $607 $618 $577 $776 $705 $726
Salaries and Wages $324 $342 $387 $414 $432 $456 $506 $513 $534 $533 $418 $395 $396 $405 $473 $450 $453
Pilot Training $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1 $2
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $71 $76 $82 $102 $115 $116 $123 $159 $212 $206 $187 $192 $200 $149 $274 $219 $229
Per Diem/ Personnel $23 $23 $34 $27 $20 $19 $21 $19 $19 $19 $18 $19 $21 $23 $29 $35 $41
Purchased Goods $526 $642 $614 $458 $559 $853 $709 $646 $719 $1,061 $1,320 $1,703 $1,812 $2,467 $1,361 $1,764 $2,424
Fuel/Oil $486 $577 $554 $403 $505 $790 $645 $576 $657 $994 $1,251 $1,616 $1,720 $2,367 $1,288 $1,682 $2,326
Insurance $11 $10 $8 $6 $3 $5 $10 $17 $8 $6 $4 $5 $3 $3 $4 $3 $2
Other (inc. Tax) $28 $55 $51 $49 $51 $59 $53 $52 $54 $61 $65 $82 $89 $97 $70 $79 $96
Maintenance $270 $297 $336 $358 $402 $552 $569 $579 $605 $585 $548 $667 $685 $819 $1,130 $1,233 $1,141
Labor $42 $42 $41 $43 $45 $47 $47 $51 $58 $14 $13 $131 $124 $129 $188 $233 $232
Materials $114 $105 $109 $97 $137 $155 $42 $47 $57 $61 $54 $57 $42 $51 $55 $63 $71
Third Party $213 $202 $197 $210 $318 $421 $307 $346 $335 $355 $410 $371 $398 $535 $693 $698 $605
Total Direct $187 $211 $245 $262 $297 $404 $390 $437 $446 $384 $459 $536 $562 $715 $937 $994 $908
Burden $83 $86 $91 $96 $105 $148 $180 $142 $160 $201 $89 $131 $124 $104 $193 $240 $233
Aircraft Ownership $613 $591 $584 $584 $577 $570 $568 $543 $529 $496 $472 $502 $526 $609 $740 $605 $338
Rentals $477 $473 $466 $462 $442 $402 $373 $344 $330 $299 $289 $300 $342 $396 $461 $383 $338
Depreciation and Amortization $136 $118 $118 $123 $135 $168 $195 $198 $200 $196 $183 $203 $184 $213 $279 $222 $0
Other $7 $7 $8 $8 $9 $10 $19 $13 $10 $16 $9 $14 $18 $20 $15 $86 $365
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet               73               74               76               82               86               91             155               97               99               96               95               91                79                66                53                49                46
Seats Per Departure             132             132             133             133             133             131             130             130             130             129             132             132              133              130              127              127              127
Average Stage Length             729             730             729             752             766             789             791             813             843             839             845             844              787              756              708              749              743
Gallons of Fuel Per Block Hour             847             864             864             875             861             844             898             822             815             813             742             793              784              743              715              735              746
Load Factor 61.8% 66.0% 67.3% 67.1% 67.9% 69.2% 68.2% 68.1% 69.2% 72.0% 74.8% 75.1% 73.6% 73.5% 74.4% 78.5% 80.4%
Daily Utilization per Aircraft
Block Hours          10.80          11.36          11.49          11.52          11.27          10.76            6.45          10.55          10.45          10.76          11.28          10.60            10.21             9.61             8.26             8.47             8.86
Airborne Hours            9.32            9.75            9.89            9.89            9.68            9.27            5.51            9.11            9.07            9.33            8.97            9.08             8.66             8.13             6.98             7.31             7.44
Departures            5.40            5.68            5.76            5.62            5.39            5.01            2.96            4.80            4.66            4.80            4.57            4.60             4.65             4.49             4.06             4.09             4.32
  Large Narrowbodies             $1,875 $1,834 $1,958 $2,303 $2,461 $2,976 $3,155 $3,897 $3,194 $3,372 $4,076
(Ex Fuel) $1,308 $1,260 $1,266 $1,275 $1,181 $1,363 $1,418 $1,473 $1,832 $1,591 $1,609
Pilots $748 $681 $732 $756 $622 $623 $629 $594 $836 $706 $716
Salaries and Wages $601 $506 $511 $532 $418 $407 $403 $418 $509 $451 $455
Pilot Training $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1 $1
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $145 $156 $204 $206 $187 $198 $205 $153 $297 $219 $228
Per Diem/ Personnel $2 $19 $16 $18 $17 $18 $21 $23 $30 $35 $32
Purchased Goods $630 $630 $749 $1,087 $1,339 $1,694 $1,821 $2,516 $1,433 $1,862 $2,568
Fuel/Oil $567 $574 $692 $1,028 $1,281 $1,612 $1,736 $2,423 $1,362 $1,780 $2,467
Insurance $18 $25 $11 $8 $6 $6 $4 $4 $5 $4 $4
Other (inc. Tax) $45 $32 $45 $51 $53 $75 $80 $89 $66 $77 $97
Maintenance $37 $87 $60 $76 $128 $250 $293 $362 $414 $281 $292
Labor $3 $32 $9 $11 $13 $117 $111 $129 $95 $56 $60
Materials $13 $25 $11 $21 $51 $58 $24 $16 $20 $15 $18
Third Party $9 $18 $28 $31 $77 $87 $107 $114 $204 $157 $157
Total Direct $25 $65 $44 $51 $108 $200 $232 $257 $317 $223 $233
Burden $11 $22 $16 $25 $19 $50 $61 $104 $97 $58 $60
Aircraft Ownership $443 $437 $418 $385 $383 $419 $422 $434 $510 $435 $145
Rentals $4 $9 $1 $4 $45 $64 $87 $82 $151 $167 $145
Depreciation and Amortization $438 $428 $417 $381 $338 $354 $335 $353 $359 $269 $0
Other $17 -$1 $0 $0 -$11 -$10 -$11 -$10 $2 $88 $356
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet               -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                   3                 5                 9               12               14               20                34                48                61                66                68
Seats Per Departure               -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -               172             172             172             172             170             166              162              161              160              160              159
Average Stage Length               -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -            1,075          1,187          1,154          1,338          1,303          1,328            1,315            1,366            1,395            1,402            1,428
Gallons of Fuel Per Block Hour               -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -               801             816             821             830             760             803              784              775              771              788              776
Load Factor                                   1                 1                 1                 1                 1                 1                  1                  1                  1                  1                  1
Daily Utilization per Aircraft
Block Hours                -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 11               11               12               13               14               13                13                12                11                11                12
Airborne Hours               -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                   9               10               10               12               11               11                11                11                10                10                10
Departures               -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                   4                 4                 4                 4                 4                 4                  4                  4                  3                  3                  3
  Widebodies                                  
(Ex Fuel)
Pilots
Salaries and Wages
Pilot Training
Benefits and Payroll Taxes
Per Diem/ Personnel
Purchased Goods
Fuel/Oil
Insurance
Other (inc. Tax)
Maintenance
Labor
Materials
Third Party
Total Direct
Burden
Aircraft Ownership
Rentals
Depreciation and Amortization
Other
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet               -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                   -                   -                   -                   -                   -  
Seats Per Departure               -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                   -                   -                   -                   -                   -  
Average Stage Length               -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                   -                   -                   -                   -                   -  
Gallons of Fuel Per Block Hour               -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                   -                   -                   -                   -                   -  
Load Factor
Daily Utilization per Aircraft
Block Hours                -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                   -                   -                   -                   -                   -  
Airborne Hours               -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                   -                   -                   -                   -                   -  
Departures               -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                   -                   -                   -                   -                   -  
  Total Fleet $1,833 $1,978 $2,045 $1,951 $2,114 $2,576 $2,496 $2,436 $2,567 $2,834 $2,892 $3,386 $3,484 $4,208 $3,521 $3,746 $4,385
(Ex Fuel) $1,347 $1,401 $1,491 $1,548 $1,609 $1,787 $1,853 $1,860 $1,907 $1,836 $1,636 $1,771 $1,758 $1,814 $2,189 $2,001 $1,965
Pilots $418 $440 $504 $543 $566 $591 $653 $690 $762 $757 $622 $610 $621 $585 $812 $706 $719
Salaries and Wages $324 $342 $387 $414 $432 $456 $509 $512 $532 $533 $418 $398 $399 $411 $495 $450 $455
Pilot Training $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1 $1
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $71 $76 $82 $102 $115 $116 $124 $159 $211 $206 $187 $194 $202 $151 $288 $219 $228
Per Diem/ Personnel $23 $23 $34 $27 $20 $19 $20 $19 $19 $18 $17 $19 $21 $23 $29 $35 $35
Purchased Goods $526 $642 $614 $458 $559 $853 $706 $645 $721 $1,064 $1,323 $1,701 $1,815 $2,490 $1,404 $1,826 $2,519
Fuel/Oil $486 $577 $554 $403 $505 $790 $643 $576 $660 $998 $1,256 $1,615 $1,726 $2,394 $1,333 $1,745 $2,420
Insurance $11 $10 $8 $6 $3 $5 $10 $18 $8 $6 $5 $5 $3 $3 $4 $4 $3
Other (inc. Tax) $28 $55 $51 $49 $51 $59 $53 $51 $53 $60 $63 $81 $86 $93 $67 $78 $96
Maintenance $270 $297 $336 $358 $402 $552 $554 $552 $556 $518 $482 $581 $549 $601 $697 $629 $577
Labor $42 $42 $41 $43 $45 $47 $46 $50 $53 $13 $13 $128 $120 $129 $132 $121 $118
Materials $114 $105 $109 $97 $137 $155 $41 $45 $53 $56 $54 $57 $36 $35 $34 $33 $36
Third Party $213 $202 $197 $210 $318 $421 $299 $328 $307 $312 $358 $312 $297 $334 $397 $355 $308
Total Direct $187 $211 $245 $262 $297 $404 $379 $416 $409 $340 $404 $467 $447 $496 $562 $505 $459
Burden $83 $86 $91 $96 $105 $148 $175 $136 $147 $178 $78 $114 $102 $104 $135 $124 $118
Aircraft Ownership $613 $591 $584 $584 $577 $570 $564 $537 $519 $481 $458 $485 $490 $526 $601 $497 $210
Rentals $477 $473 $466 $462 $442 $402 $362 $326 $300 $261 $251 $251 $253 $246 $274 $246 $210
Depreciation and Amortization $136 $118 $118 $123 $135 $168 $202 $211 $219 $220 $207 $234 $237 $280 $327 $251 $0
Other $7 $7 $8 $8 $9 $10 $19 $12 $9 $14 $6 $9 $8 $6 $7 $87 $359
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet               73               74               76               82               86               91             158             102             107             108             110             111              113              113              114              115              114
Seats Per Departure             132             132             133             133             133             131             131             132             134             135             138             140              144              146              148              149              150
Average Stage Length             729             730             729             752             766             789             797             829             866             886             898             919              926              979            1,035            1,085            1,114
Gallons of Fuel Per Block Hour             847             864             864             875             861             844             895             821             815             815             745             795              784              759              749              768              766
Load Factor 61.8% 66.0% 67.3% 67.1% 67.9% 69.2% 68.4% 68.1% 69.7% 72.9% 75.9% 76.6% 76.2% 77.3% 79.3% 83.3% 85.2%
Daily Utilization per Aircraft
Block Hours           10.80          11.36          11.49          11.52          11.27          10.76            6.52          10.60          10.56          11.02          11.63          11.00            10.93            10.63             9.75             9.94            10.70
Airborne Hours            9.32            9.75            9.89            9.89            9.68            9.27            5.58            9.16            9.18            9.59            9.28            9.47             9.39             9.18             8.50             8.79             9.24
Departures            5.40            5.68            5.76            5.62            5.39            5.01            2.98            4.75            4.61            4.72            4.50            4.47             4.41             4.10             3.62             3.62             3.82
Note: Shaded data means data appear questionable.