Continental Airlines Aircraft Operating Statistics- Cost Per Block Hour (Unadjusted)
Continental Airlines
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
  Small Narrowbodies $1,843 $1,936 $1,971 $2,030 $2,001 $2,482 $2,589 $2,550 $2,748 $2,766 $3,012 $3,088 $3,165 $3,990 $3,282 $3,496 $3,740
(Ex Fuel) $1,360 $1,409 $1,419 $1,616 $1,631 $1,805 $1,954 $2,003 $2,064 $1,907 $1,737 $1,652 $1,660 $1,743 $1,957 $1,979 $1,787
Pilots $393 $405 $452 $587 $570 $570 $599 $502 $666 $612 $550 $497 $500 $515 $607 $602 $653
Salaries and Wages $325 $332 $374 $504 $492 $492 $514 $424 $416 $414 $377 $350 $373 $387 $442 $476 $508
Pilot Training $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7 $19 $23 $22 $18
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $46 $46 $45 $45 $41 $45 $50 $48 $225 $170 $145 $117 $88 $76 $110 $73 $95
Per Diem/ Personnel $22 $26 $32 $39 $37 $32 $35 $30 $25 $28 $28 $30 $32 $33 $31 $31 $32
Purchased Goods $517 $581 $601 $457 $406 $712 $678 $600 $743 $917 $1,332 $1,496 $1,565 $2,312 $1,395 $1,587 $2,002
Fuel/Oil $483 $527 $551 $414 $370 $677 $635 $547 $684 $859 $1,276 $1,437 $1,505 $2,246 $1,325 $1,517 $1,952
Insurance $9 $8 $6 $4 $2 $2 $10 $21 $25 $26 $23 $28 $27 $32 $44 $45 $16
Other (inc. Tax) $25 $46 $44 $39 $33 $34 $33 $32 $34 $32 $33 $31 $32 $34 $26 $25 $33
Maintenance $466 $489 $487 $517 $533 $648 $676 $676 $628 $629 $578 $569 $586 $587 $602 $614 $511
Labor $70 $76 $83 $86 $96 $104 $94 $59 $57 $98 $78 $47 $46 $57 $61 $59 $74
Materials $43 $45 $44 $45 $48 $66 $68 $65 $54 $56 $50 $57 $66 $72 $100 $98 $59
Third Party $302 $236 $243 $237 $248 $293 $279 $257 $270 $267 $273 $287 $305 $291 $295 $261 $257
Total Direct $415 $350 $364 $366 $387 $463 $440 $375 $378 $411 $390 $389 $405 $416 $400 $398 $341
Burden $52 $139 $123 $151 $146 $184 $236 $300 $250 $218 $188 $179 $181 $171 $202 $216 $170
Aircraft Ownership $461 $450 $426 $461 $501 $543 $624 $757 $693 $593 $546 $521 $506 $565 $668 $682 $458
Rentals $372 $372 $372 $401 $412 $438 $515 $593 $557 $478 $441 $415 $394 $442 $524 $585 $427
Depreciation and Amortization $88 $77 $54 $60 $89 $104 $109 $165 $136 $115 $105 $105 $111 $123 $144 $98 $31
Other $5 $11 $5 $8 -$9 $10 $12 $15 $18 $15 $7 $6 $8 $10 $10 $12 $116
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet             267             262             265             274             279             248             222             193             180             163             149             147              147              129                91                67                61
Seats Per Departure             129             126             125             125             128             125             122             121             120             118             119             120              120              120              120              120              120
Average Stage Length             731             783             822             859             905             903             901             884             910             944             985             967              965              966              965            1,003            1,029
Gallons of Fuel Per Block Hour             906             896             904             899             870             872             819             799             797             768             742             718              713              706              695              697              694
Load Factor 63.4% 67.3% 71.0% 71.6% 71.8% 71.5% 69.4% 69.2% 71.7% 72.0% 76.1% 79.4% 79.8% 79.3% 78.9% 79.3% 76.6%
Daily Utilization per Aircraft
Block Hours            9.24            9.70            9.90            9.97          10.00            9.80            9.40            8.38            8.02            8.34            9.08            9.57            10.07             9.39             9.10             9.20             9.95
Airborne Hours            7.64            8.05            8.25            8.24            8.27            8.10            7.78            6.93            6.64            6.82            7.46            7.80             8.20             7.69             7.51             7.71             8.36
Departures            4.46            4.39            4.31            4.16            4.00            3.90            3.74            3.40            3.17            3.15            3.30            3.47             3.65             3.41             3.35             3.37             3.55
  Large Narrowbodies $2,215 $2,269 $2,331 $2,364 $3,311 $2,790 $2,498 $2,427 $2,915 $3,093 $3,534 $3,667 $3,791 $4,813 $3,831 $4,025 $4,642
(Ex Fuel) $1,622 $1,594 $1,606 $1,815 $2,550 $1,798 $1,737 $1,758 $2,079 $2,008 $1,910 $1,806 $1,843 $1,885 $2,073 $2,008 $2,008
Pilots $396 $438 $518 $572 $871 $723 $648 $549 $726 $664 $593 $537 $540 $560 $638 $619 $666
Salaries and Wages $328 $361 $433 $493 $754 $625 $554 $463 $454 $450 $407 $379 $403 $420 $465 $491 $520
Pilot Training $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7 $20 $24 $23 $18
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $46 $49 $52 $44 $62 $57 $55 $53 $245 $185 $156 $126 $95 $85 $115 $74 $94
Per Diem/ Personnel $21 $27 $33 $36 $55 $41 $38 $33 $27 $30 $30 $32 $35 $35 $33 $32 $33
Purchased Goods $646 $750 $795 $610 $830 $1,046 $817 $730 $887 $1,132 $1,671 $1,907 $1,994 $2,975 $1,795 $2,058 $2,692
Fuel/Oil $593 $674 $726 $549 $760 $992 $761 $668 $836 $1,085 $1,624 $1,861 $1,948 $2,928 $1,758 $2,017 $2,633
Insurance $20 $16 $11 $8 $6 $4 $16 $23 $10 $7 $5 $5 $4 $3 $4 $8 $15
Other (inc. Tax) $32 $59 $58 $52 $64 $50 $40 $39 $42 $40 $41 $41 $42 $44 $34 $33 $44
Maintenance $72 $163 $130 $228 $506 $251 $317 $421 $565 $593 $583 $558 $616 $635 $731 $682 $704
Labor $24 $39 $39 $41 $76 $64 $56 $55 $90 $110 $94 $75 $73 $92 $98 $103 $105
Materials $12 $38 $19 $38 $54 $22 $26 $35 $45 $49 $50 $45 $56 $58 $82 $54 $40
Third Party $20 $45 $42 $90 $251 $98 $129 $148 $207 $231 $254 $265 $299 $299 $309 $295 $332
Total Direct $57 $120 $94 $154 $366 $179 $207 $232 $340 $387 $393 $382 $426 $448 $489 $439 $475
Burden $15 $43 $36 $73 $139 $72 $110 $188 $225 $206 $190 $176 $190 $187 $242 $243 $229
Aircraft Ownership $1,111 $916 $886 $950 $1,099 $766 $712 $729 $732 $699 $683 $663 $636 $636 $658 $658 $385
Rentals $1,075 $892 $853 $856 $941 $634 $585 $580 $578 $542 $536 $519 $487 $465 $457 $422 $322
Depreciation and Amortization $36 $24 $33 $95 $158 $132 $127 $149 $154 $158 $147 $143 $149 $170 $202 $236 $63
Other -$10 $2 $2 $4 $5 $4 $4 -$2 $5 $4 $4 $3 $6 $7 $8 $8 $195
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet               14               16               20               27               34               72               97             120             119             138             147             161              165              184              202              212              234
Seats Per Departure             182             182             181             180             179             169             166             165             165             167             166             167              168              168              170              171              170
Average Stage Length          2,033          2,140          2,274          2,147          1,860          1,500          1,432          1,375          1,373          1,342          1,395          1,507            1,550            1,534            1,502            1,504            1,486
Gallons of Fuel Per Block Hour          1,083          1,117          1,143          1,149          1,165             921             973             926             920             947             951             924              925              915              914              922              907
Load Factor                 1                 1                 1                 1                 1                 1                 1                 1                 1                 1                 1                 1                  1                  1                  1                  1                  1
Daily Utilization per Aircraft
Block Hours                13               13               13               12               12               12               11               11               11               10               11               12                12                11                11                11                10
Airborne Hours               11               12               12               11               11               10               10                 9                 9                 9                 9               10                11                10                  9                  9                  9
Departures                 3                 3                 3                 2                 3                 3                 3                 3                 3                 3                 3                 3                  3                  3                  3                  3                  3
  Widebodies $4,437 $5,063 $5,325 $5,137 $4,992 $5,910 $4,881 $3,760 $4,360 $4,671 $5,667 $6,472 $6,632 $9,017 $6,956 $7,473 $8,863
(Ex Fuel) $3,038 $3,346 $3,585 $3,833 $3,722 $3,738 $3,226 $2,418 $2,783 $2,498 $2,452 $2,644 $2,597 $2,794 $3,205 $3,186 $3,138
Pilots $483 $548 $623 $737 $878 $938 $902 $728 $901 $872 $765 $681 $681 $749 $846 $826 $839
Salaries and Wages $401 $462 $539 $645 $762 $813 $774 $615 $563 $590 $525 $480 $508 $562 $618 $655 $697
Pilot Training $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9 $28 $32 $31 $25
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $58 $62 $63 $57 $61 $71 $75 $69 $304 $242 $202 $160 $120 $113 $153 $98 $73
Per Diem/ Personnel $24 $24 $21 $35 $56 $53 $52 $43 $34 $39 $39 $41 $44 $47 $44 $42 $44
Purchased Goods $1,493 $1,886 $1,889 $1,434 $1,390 $2,293 $1,764 $1,460 $1,674 $2,265 $3,307 $3,922 $4,130 $6,323 $3,830 $4,366 $5,828
Fuel/Oil $1,399 $1,717 $1,740 $1,304 $1,270 $2,171 $1,655 $1,342 $1,577 $2,173 $3,215 $3,828 $4,036 $6,223 $3,751 $4,287 $5,725
Insurance $25 $18 $11 $5 $5 $8 $23 $40 $19 $12 $10 $10 $9 $7 $7 $9 $7
Other (inc. Tax) $68 $151 $138 $125 $116 $113 $86 $78 $79 $80 $82 $84 $86 $94 $72 $70 $96
Maintenance $1,582 $1,704 $1,989 $1,954 $1,417 $1,297 $848 $641 $865 $709 $806 $1,074 $1,025 $1,114 $1,351 $1,316 $1,334
Labor $131 $217 $307 $244 $89 $89 $88 $88 $149 $64 $88 $138 $133 $165 $178 $186 $188
Materials $189 $261 $247 $185 $176 $161 $97 $61 $62 $44 $57 $108 $105 $96 $114 $93 $80
Third Party $1,107 $924 $1,186 $1,059 $782 $686 $395 $223 $313 $362 $402 $498 $480 $527 $622 $570 $634
Total Direct $1,427 $1,217 $1,451 $1,344 $1,029 $931 $558 $356 $520 $463 $544 $735 $707 $785 $911 $848 $899
Burden $156 $539 $565 $610 $388 $367 $290 $285 $345 $246 $263 $339 $318 $329 $440 $468 $436
Aircraft Ownership $809 $939 $866 $1,093 $1,291 $1,340 $1,425 $976 $911 $817 $827 $834 $833 $832 $920 $952 $522
Rentals $643 $728 $539 $655 $760 $802 $778 $544 $501 $445 $463 $464 $447 $427 $445 $423 $416
Depreciation and Amortization $166 $211 $327 $437 $531 $539 $646 $433 $410 $373 $364 $370 $386 $405 $475 $529 $107
Other $70 -$13 -$42 -$81 $15 $41 -$58 -$45 $9 $8 -$39 -$38 -$37 -$1 $8 $13 $339
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet               19               16               28               36               42               39               38               39               40               42               41               42                42                45                44                46                49
Seats Per Departure             265             253             249             249             258             264             253             243             242             244             245             247              247              248              249              246              249
Average Stage Length          2,428          3,429          3,379          3,328          3,698          3,966          3,618          3,712          3,537          3,711          3,989          4,266            4,315            4,589            4,649            4,736            4,589
Gallons of Fuel Per Block Hour          2,526          2,744          2,759          2,745          2,602          2,457          2,071          1,886          1,880          1,880          1,870          1,894            1,889            1,900            1,919            1,941            1,887
Load Factor 74.9% 76.2% 76.1% 74.1% 74.4% 76.0% 72.4% 76.7% 75.9% 80.3% 79.3% 79.5% 80.7% 78.5% 79.7% 84.2% 82.0%
Daily Utilization per Aircraft
Block Hours           10.05          10.32            9.27          10.38          11.11          12.04          12.58          12.54          13.32          14.18          14.68          14.22            14.88            14.04            14.15            13.60            13.25
Airborne Hours            9.05            9.46            8.46            9.43          10.14          11.03          11.53          11.60          12.29          13.09          13.56          13.18            13.77            13.49            13.37            12.95            12.54
Departures            1.87            1.43            1.30            1.48            1.44            1.46            1.65            1.62            1.79            1.83            1.77            1.60             1.65             1.49             1.49             1.41             1.42
  Total Fleet $2,042 $2,138 $2,281 $2,404 $2,526 $2,983 $2,857 $2,681 $3,078 $3,238 $3,695 $3,888 $3,998 $5,235 $4,250 $4,557 $5,231
(Ex Fuel) $1,490 $1,533 $1,616 $1,879 $1,999 $2,046 $2,053 $1,972 $2,188 $2,053 $1,935 $1,879 $1,892 $1,987 $2,244 $2,217 $2,169
Pilots $400 $415 $472 $602 $642 $651 $653 $552 $728 $680 $606 $544 $547 $577 $667 $654 $694
Salaries and Wages $330 $342 $393 $518 $555 $563 $560 $467 $455 $460 $415 $384 $408 $433 $487 $518 $549
Pilot Training $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7 $21 $25 $24 $19
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $47 $48 $47 $46 $46 $51 $55 $53 $246 $189 $159 $128 $97 $87 $121 $78 $91
Per Diem/ Personnel $22 $26 $31 $38 $41 $37 $38 $33 $27 $31 $31 $32 $35 $36 $34 $34 $35
Purchased Goods $592 $667 $725 $579 $578 $987 $860 $774 $952 $1,244 $1,818 $2,067 $2,164 $3,309 $2,059 $2,393 $3,127
Fuel/Oil $552 $606 $665 $525 $527 $937 $804 $709 $890 $1,185 $1,760 $2,009 $2,106 $3,248 $2,006 $2,340 $3,062
Insurance $11 $9 $7 $4 $3 $3 $14 $24 $18 $15 $13 $14 $13 $13 $14 $15 $14
Other (inc. Tax) $29 $53 $53 $50 $47 $47 $42 $41 $44 $44 $45 $44 $45 $49 $39 $38 $51
Maintenance $518 $534 $583 $647 $642 $638 $590 $575 $642 $628 $619 $641 $668 $697 $810 $785 $783
Labor $71 $81 $98 $99 $93 $93 $82 $62 $85 $97 $87 $74 $73 $93 $104 $110 $114
Materials $51 $57 $59 $60 $65 $68 $59 $53 $52 $51 $51 $59 $67 $68 $92 $69 $50
Third Party $340 $261 $305 $313 $316 $298 $249 $212 $253 $268 $286 $308 $329 $333 $361 $339 $372
Total Direct $462 $383 $433 $453 $467 $457 $386 $319 $386 $410 $417 $439 $461 $492 $542 $506 $527
Burden $56 $154 $153 $194 $176 $182 $205 $256 $256 $218 $202 $202 $206 $205 $268 $279 $255
Aircraft Ownership $524 $512 $501 $578 $668 $694 $754 $779 $744 $678 $655 $637 $619 $646 $706 $715 $421
Rentals $434 $431 $426 $473 $515 $529 $570 $581 $556 $499 $487 $473 $447 $452 $470 $451 $356
Depreciation and Amortization $90 $81 $75 $105 $153 $165 $184 $198 $188 $178 $168 $164 $172 $194 $236 $264 $65
Other $9 $9 $1 -$2 -$4 $12 $1 $0 $11 $9 -$2 -$2 $0 $7 $8 $10 $207
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet             300             294             313             338             355             360             357             352             339             343             336             349              353              358              337              325              344
Seats Per Departure             144             140             144             148             155             157             157             159             162             166             166             167              167              171              176              179              179
Average Stage Length             817             882             959          1,034          1,107          1,154          1,178          1,216          1,266          1,320          1,381          1,423            1,443            1,492            1,549            1,613            1,606
Gallons of Fuel Per Block Hour          1,027          1,017          1,079          1,126          1,123          1,082          1,027          1,005          1,023          1,039          1,027             998              995            1,009            1,039            1,067            1,043
Load Factor 65.9% 68.3% 71.5% 72.2% 73.1% 74.4% 72.4% 74.2% 75.7% 77.8% 79.8% 81.5% 82.1% 81.2% 82.4% 83.9% 81.8%
Daily Utilization per Aircraft
Block Hours             9.45            9.93          10.06          10.19          10.33          10.48          10.26            9.59            9.59            9.91          10.58          11.12            11.65            11.04            10.60            10.69            10.72
Airborne Hours            7.91            8.34            8.50            8.58            8.71            8.88            8.74            8.10            8.04            8.45            9.06            9.51             9.96             9.62             9.32             9.51             9.50
Departures            4.21            4.13            3.93            3.73            3.58            3.51            3.38            3.10            3.00            2.97            3.05            3.09             3.19             2.97             2.81             2.78             2.78
Note: Shaded data means data appear questionable.