Delta Airlines Aircraft Operating Statistics- Cost Per Block Hour (Unadjusted)
Delta Airlines
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
  Small Narrowbodies $2,010 $2,099 $2,057 $1,958 $1,956 $2,324 $2,400 $2,466 $3,024 $3,086 $3,242 $3,520 $3,255 $3,979 $3,491 $3,809 $4,418
(Ex Fuel) $1,466 $1,458 $1,431 $1,436 $1,467 $1,725 $1,777 $1,914 $2,320 $2,119 $1,794 $1,731 $1,285 $1,235 $1,340 $1,594 $1,703
Pilots $707 $707 $640 $609 $600 $683 $730 $875 $1,128 $1,019 $738 $638 $460 $470 $512 $552 $592
Salaries and Wages $509 $494 $452 $428 $451 $520 $566 $604 $710 $648 $441 $350 $344 $336 $358 $330 $363
Pilot Training $28 $30 $46 $42 $39 $58 $59 $36 $28 $21 $9 $5 $5 $5 $3 $7 $6
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $140 $152 $110 $103 $72 $63 $62 $197 $351 $312 $254 $250 $70 $86 $107 $170 $175
Per Diem/ Personnel $30 $31 $32 $36 $39 $42 $43 $38 $39 $37 $33 $34 $41 $42 $44 $44 $48
Purchased Goods $585 $712 $694 $584 $556 $662 $685 $614 $770 $1,051 $1,541 $1,857 $1,999 $2,755 $2,162 $2,228 $2,728
Fuel/Oil $544 $641 $627 $522 $489 $599 $624 $552 $704 $967 $1,448 $1,789 $1,971 $2,743 $2,151 $2,215 $2,715
Insurance $6 $4 $4 $3 $2 $1 $0 $7 $4 $13 $12 $12 $12 $11 $11 $13 $13
Other (inc. Tax) $36 $68 $63 $60 $65 $62 $61 $56 $62 $70 $81 $56 $16 $0 $0 $0 $0
Maintenance $357 $352 $398 $402 $414 $581 $559 $514 $527 $493 $458 $514 $553 $512 $581 $728 $764
Labor $52 $52 $57 $58 $71 $117 $51 $110 $116 $103 $72 $57 $58 $46 $55 $54 $65
Materials $128 $103 $146 $136 $125 $215 $150 $132 $120 $117 $107 $153 $180 $153 $198 $154 $168
Third Party $29 $28 $39 $51 $54 $96 $108 $99 $106 $125 $164 $203 $194 $167 $160 $263 $270
Total Direct $206 $204 $241 $243 $247 $421 $307 $336 $323 $316 $322 $374 $391 $339 $373 $470 $485
Burden $151 $149 $158 $160 $167 $160 $251 $178 $204 $188 $142 $149 $173 $172 $221 $258 $279
Aircraft Ownership $363 $325 $323 $352 $373 $386 $414 $437 $590 $512 $478 $431 $275 $218 $229 $225 $104
Rentals $216 $163 $154 $167 $178 $189 $196 $238 $328 $304 $231 $113 $58 $59 $54 $42 $68
Depreciation and Amortization $147 $161 $169 $186 $195 $197 $218 $199 $262 $209 $247 $318 $216 $160 $175 $183 $36
Other -$2 $2 $2 $10 $13 $12 $13 $26 $9 $12 $27 $79 -$31 $24 $5 $76 $230
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet             330             326             332             334             334             320             305             263             214             192             195             124              133              133              139              337              324
Seats Per Departure             139             139             139             139             139             138             132             131             135             132             133             139              143              142              141              157              161
Average Stage Length             552             567             569             579             605             609             621             612             607             574             558             575              611              606              665              825              801
Gallons of Fuel Per Block Hour          1,018          1,013          1,004          1,024             995             993             968             871             885             854             849             862              874              856              845              903              877
Load Factor 59.7% 66.5% 68.2% 70.1% 69.9% 70.4% 68.2% 69.8% 72.1% 73.3% 74.6% 76.5% 77.9% 79.7% 79.8% 82.1% 81.6%
Daily Utilization per Aircraft
Block Hours            9.17            9.34            9.51            9.60            9.49            9.34            8.79            7.97            7.67            9.45            8.68          10.37             9.16             8.91             8.96             9.27             9.26
Airborne Hours            7.39            7.53            7.64            7.64            7.51            7.34            6.96            6.30            5.99            7.23            6.70            7.95             7.00             6.77             6.84             7.39             7.40
Departures            5.57            5.50            5.51            5.43            5.13            4.95            4.60            4.21            4.07            5.10            4.82            5.57             4.66             4.49             4.22             3.90             4.01
  Large Narrowbodies $2,221 $2,359 $2,371 $2,329 $2,257 $2,517 $2,806 $2,837 $3,226 $3,444 $3,615 $3,784 $3,627 $4,496 $4,043 $4,396 $5,023
(Ex Fuel) $1,695 $1,713 $1,747 $1,819 $1,773 $1,894 $2,162 $2,237 $2,486 $2,379 $2,008 $1,876 $1,586 $1,596 $1,723 $2,063 $2,122
Pilots $639 $757 $626 $618 $597 $741 $907 $1,020 $1,196 $1,086 $748 $659 $476 $496 $503 $717 $686
Salaries and Wages $473 $477 $458 $457 $468 $588 $733 $723 $763 $688 $431 $349 $358 $356 $343 $496 $458
Pilot Training $17 $16 $40 $36 $33 $60 $66 $33 $21 $18 $6 $4 $5 $6 $4 $9 $8
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $125 $240 $102 $95 $65 $62 $69 $225 $374 $345 $284 $278 $77 $96 $116 $167 $172
Per Diem/ Personnel $24 $25 $26 $30 $30 $32 $39 $39 $38 $35 $26 $28 $36 $38 $40 $46 $47
Purchased Goods $574 $721 $693 $572 $550 $684 $705 $667 $807 $1,153 $1,707 $1,977 $2,070 $2,913 $2,333 $2,346 $2,914
Fuel/Oil $526 $646 $624 $510 $484 $623 $644 $600 $739 $1,065 $1,607 $1,908 $2,041 $2,901 $2,320 $2,333 $2,901
Insurance $13 $7 $6 $5 $3 $2 $0 $8 $5 $15 $14 $14 $14 $12 $12 $13 $13
Other (inc. Tax) $36 $69 $63 $57 $63 $59 $61 $59 $63 $73 $86 $55 $15 $0 $0 $0 $0
Maintenance $385 $278 $441 $539 $553 $563 $616 $575 $612 $616 $585 $616 $670 $625 $735 $782 $830
Labor $40 $30 $34 $29 $70 $113 $57 $130 $128 $134 $84 $72 $78 $80 $84 $49 $56
Materials $172 $80 $104 $109 $71 $166 $136 $105 $111 $107 $114 $124 $167 $144 $214 $153 $163
Third Party $55 $53 $128 $185 $188 $142 $149 $148 $164 $169 $229 $254 $234 $210 $195 $328 $337
Total Direct $268 $154 $266 $323 $330 $416 $341 $371 $395 $408 $427 $450 $479 $433 $492 $529 $556
Burden $117 $124 $174 $216 $223 $147 $276 $204 $217 $208 $158 $165 $191 $191 $242 $252 $274
Aircraft Ownership $618 $596 $606 $595 $553 $523 $568 $572 $607 $581 $560 $505 $402 $439 $465 $440 $203
Rentals $408 $385 $365 $349 $310 $254 $227 $217 $208 $203 $166 $91 $70 $121 $109 $109 $123
Depreciation and Amortization $210 $211 $241 $245 $243 $269 $342 $355 $400 $379 $394 $413 $332 $318 $356 $330 $79
Other $5 $7 $5 $5 $5 $7 $9 $3 $3 $8 $15 $28 $9 $23 $7 $112 $391
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet               85               86               91               93             110             137             173             190             176             103             119             155              192              192              195              251              249
Seats Per Departure             180             181             181             182             181             178             176             173             173             174             175             174              171              173              173              178              177
Average Stage Length             881             918             941          1,000             961             937             900             865             974          1,135          1,208          1,233            1,224            1,257            1,240            1,264            1,263
Gallons of Fuel Per Block Hour          1,009          1,023          1,014          1,009             992             997          1,020             923             930             939             935             917              902              903              905              951              936
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                11               11               12               12               11               11                 9                 9               10               19               17               13                11                11                11                10                11
Airborne Hours                 9               10               10               10               10                 9                 8                 8                 9               16               15               11                  9                  9                  9                  9                  9
Departures                 5                 5                 5                 5                 4                 4                 4                 4                 4                 7                 6                 4                  4                  3                  3                  3                  3
  Widebodies $3,703 $5,042 $3,686 $3,412 $3,615 $3,968 $3,974 $4,080 $4,507 $4,906 $5,324 $6,040 $5,885 $7,492 $6,939 $7,637 $9,316
(Ex Fuel) $2,544 $3,704 $2,431 $2,439 $2,635 $2,730 $2,815 $2,967 $3,192 $3,065 $2,560 $2,609 $2,181 $2,121 $2,631 $2,929 $3,056
Pilots $982 $1,325 $923 $866 $888 $961 $1,043 $1,135 $1,394 $1,338 $1,010 $944 $773 $888 $1,157 $1,400 $1,506
Salaries and Wages $701 $701 $663 $649 $696 $769 $842 $800 $915 $902 $652 $585 $615 $708 $952 $1,128 $1,222
Pilot Training $57 $67 $68 $51 $59 $77 $78 $43 $26 $22 $9 $5 $7 $8 $6 $12 $12
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $185 $524 $157 $129 $92 $74 $74 $240 $395 $359 $294 $295 $83 $103 $128 $183 $188
Per Diem/ Personnel $39 $34 $35 $38 $41 $40 $49 $51 $57 $56 $56 $59 $68 $68 $70 $77 $84
Purchased Goods $1,226 $1,450 $1,387 $1,065 $1,078 $1,335 $1,246 $1,208 $1,418 $1,950 $2,888 $3,520 $3,737 $5,384 $4,322 $4,722 $6,274
Fuel/Oil $1,159 $1,338 $1,256 $973 $981 $1,238 $1,158 $1,113 $1,315 $1,840 $2,765 $3,432 $3,705 $5,371 $4,308 $4,708 $6,260
Insurance $12 $8 $38 $8 $5 $6 $0 $9 $5 $15 $15 $14 $15 $13 $13 $14 $14
Other (inc. Tax) $55 $104 $93 $84 $92 $92 $87 $86 $98 $94 $108 $74 $18 $0 $0 $0 $0
Maintenance $737 $698 $654 $678 $761 $806 $774 $774 $660 $665 $632 $708 $771 $635 $781 $806 $853
Labor $102 $94 $90 $79 $89 $127 $60 $136 $148 $135 $95 $80 $83 $85 $99 $56 $63
Materials $273 $189 $245 $215 $240 $327 $228 $205 $131 $159 $162 $190 $280 $174 $228 $168 $179
Third Party $77 $84 $91 $111 $158 $144 $207 $236 $167 $161 $232 $288 $209 $182 $191 $306 $310
Total Direct $449 $413 $406 $404 $453 $585 $475 $555 $430 $449 $468 $532 $565 $427 $514 $530 $553
Burden $289 $287 $248 $274 $308 $221 $299 $219 $230 $216 $165 $176 $207 $208 $267 $276 $300
Aircraft Ownership $778 $1,527 $738 $811 $876 $826 $878 $949 $1,030 $944 $798 $874 $614 $571 $675 $555 $140
Rentals $470 $445 $415 $433 $409 $374 $377 $393 $425 $358 $226 $187 $175 $170 $187 $147 $107
Depreciation and Amortization $309 $1,081 $323 $378 $466 $452 $502 $556 $604 $586 $572 $687 $440 $401 $488 $408 $33
Other -$21 $42 -$16 -$9 $12 $40 $33 $15 $6 $8 -$4 -$6 -$11 $14 $5 $154 $543
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet             122             121             129             135             137             143             146             144             143             126             113               92              110              107              108              134              137
Seats Per Departure             248             248             243             237             232             230             230             230             227             229             231             232              232              235              236              256              252
Average Stage Length          1,672          1,673          1,667          1,727          1,718          1,769          1,765          1,706          1,713          1,856          2,073          2,754            3,054            3,381            3,689            3,849            3,825
Gallons of Fuel Per Block Hour          2,027          1,995          1,930          1,869          1,826          1,764          1,537          1,702          1,656          1,615          1,610          1,641            1,638            1,659            1,708            1,921            2,018
Load Factor 71.2% 74.2% 75.9% 76.7% 76.3% 77.2% 72.1% 75.7% 77.4% 79.2% 79.9% 80.4% 81.9% 81.2% 81.5% 84.3% 81.4%
Daily Utilization per Aircraft
Block Hours           11.41          11.87          11.97          11.95          12.21          12.03          11.40          11.18          10.14          11.75          13.77          15.39            13.31            13.69            11.99            12.27            12.58
Airborne Hours          10.15          10.51          10.57          10.52          10.71          10.56          10.07            9.85            8.91          10.37          12.36          14.04            12.15            12.61            11.10            11.38            11.69
Departures            3.00            3.09            3.11            3.00            3.06            2.93            2.79            2.83            2.54            2.73            2.92            2.55             2.00             1.87             1.53             1.51             1.56
  Total Fleet $2,489 $2,919 $2,551 $2,424 $2,473 $2,826 $2,949 $3,062 $3,537 $3,731 $4,000 $4,387 $4,218 $5,280 $4,712 $4,867 $5,777
(Ex Fuel) $1,787 $2,094 $1,756 $1,781 $1,851 $2,045 $2,171 $2,329 $2,639 $2,482 $2,102 $2,056 $1,690 $1,667 $1,876 $2,057 $2,169
Pilots $767 $879 $713 $681 $679 $774 $866 $998 $1,232 $1,134 $822 $739 $562 $609 $691 $799 $838
Salaries and Wages $553 $545 $509 $494 $522 $605 $689 $700 $790 $735 $500 $420 $432 $459 $519 $566 $597
Pilot Training $34 $37 $51 $43 $43 $64 $66 $37 $25 $20 $8 $4 $6 $7 $4 $9 $9
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $149 $266 $121 $109 $76 $66 $67 $219 $373 $338 $277 $275 $77 $96 $117 $172 $177
Per Diem/ Personnel $31 $30 $32 $35 $38 $39 $43 $42 $44 $42 $37 $39 $47 $48 $50 $52 $56
Purchased Goods $750 $908 $879 $713 $698 $854 $846 $806 $975 $1,341 $2,002 $2,406 $2,558 $3,626 $2,849 $2,823 $3,621
Fuel/Oil $701 $825 $795 $643 $623 $782 $778 $733 $898 $1,249 $1,897 $2,332 $2,528 $3,613 $2,837 $2,810 $3,608
Insurance $8 $5 $14 $5 $3 $2 $0 $8 $5 $14 $14 $13 $14 $12 $12 $13 $13
Other (inc. Tax) $41 $78 $71 $66 $72 $70 $68 $66 $73 $78 $91 $61 $16 $0 $0 $0 $0
Maintenance $461 $430 $475 $503 $538 $639 $634 $611 $598 $587 $558 $615 $671 $600 $706 $764 $809
Labor $63 $59 $62 $58 $76 $119 $55 $124 $130 $124 $84 $71 $74 $73 $80 $53 $61
Materials $174 $122 $165 $152 $145 $234 $168 $145 $120 $125 $126 $152 $205 $155 $214 $157 $169
Third Party $46 $47 $69 $92 $110 $121 $147 $155 $145 $152 $209 $250 $217 $191 $184 $296 $304
Total Direct $280 $250 $290 $302 $321 $465 $363 $412 $381 $388 $405 $454 $483 $408 $466 $505 $526
Burden $181 $181 $185 $201 $217 $174 $271 $199 $216 $203 $155 $164 $191 $192 $244 $260 $282
Aircraft Ownership $516 $690 $486 $522 $548 $541 $586 $631 $726 $660 $604 $595 $434 $425 $460 $374 $148
Rentals $316 $277 $263 $273 $269 $256 $255 $277 $312 $281 $205 $126 $99 $121 $116 $89 $97
Depreciation and Amortization $200 $412 $223 $249 $279 $285 $331 $355 $414 $379 $399 $470 $335 $304 $344 $285 $51
Other -$6 $13 -$2 $4 $11 $18 $17 $15 $6 $9 $13 $32 -$7 $21 $6 $106 $361
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet             537             533             552             562             581             600             625             597             533             422             427             371              435              431              442              722              710
Seats Per Departure             180             181             180             179             178             178             176             178             180             180             183             187              187              190              188              191              192
Average Stage Length             761             783             795             823             849             871             885             893             948             984          1,039          1,170            1,237            1,282            1,290            1,240            1,239
Gallons of Fuel Per Block Hour          1,280          1,273          1,254          1,252          1,223          1,208          1,141          1,133          1,129          1,100          1,107          1,119            1,118            1,122            1,116            1,146            1,164
Load Factor 65.4% 70.2% 71.8% 72.7% 72.4% 73.3% 69.1% 72.4% 74.2% 75.7% 77.5% 78.9% 81.0% 82.0% 82.1% 83.7% 82.7%
Daily Utilization per Aircraft
Block Hours             9.97          10.25          10.43          10.54          10.50          10.34            9.58            9.17            9.19          12.53          12.35          12.75            11.06            11.12            10.40            10.24            10.39
Airborne Hours            8.32            8.55            8.69            8.73            8.65            8.49            7.92            7.59            7.62          10.39          10.41          10.82             9.35             9.42             8.77             8.62             8.80
Departures            4.85            4.84            4.82            4.70            4.52            4.33            3.98            3.79            3.63            4.75            4.52            4.23             3.48             3.37             3.14             3.22             3.30
Note: Shaded data means data appear questionable.