Southwest Airlines Aircraft Operating Statistics- Cost Per Block Hour (Unadjusted)
Southwest Airlines
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
  Small Narrowbodies $1,455 $1,583 $1,525 $1,458 $1,550 $1,702 $1,717 $1,705 $1,871 $1,972 $2,091 $2,537 $2,656 $3,141 $3,020 $3,392 $3,872
(Ex Fuel) $1,025 $1,064 $1,041 $1,094 $1,129 $1,069 $1,106 $1,124 $1,259 $1,284 $1,253 $1,406 $1,414 $1,490 $1,589 $1,679 $1,666
Pilots $330 $335 $343 $355 $372 $352 $377 $399 $480 $508 $538 $594 $567 $579 $630 $691 $700
Salaries and Wages $254 $256 $261 $269 $278 $280 $300 $320 $348 $377 $407 $425 $435 $452 $491 $529 $546
Pilot Training $2 $2 $2 $2 $2 $2 $2 $3 $3 $3 $3 $3 $3 $3 $6 $5 $5
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $51 $52 $54 $57 $63 $42 $43 $47 $101 $100 $102 $138 $99 $95 $102 $125 $118
Per Diem/ Personnel $23 $26 $27 $28 $28 $28 $31 $29 $28 $27 $27 $28 $29 $29 $30 $31 $31
Purchased Goods $439 $526 $488 $367 $424 $636 $615 $587 $617 $693 $841 $1,229 $1,333 $1,751 $1,517 $1,807 $2,301
Fuel/Oil $430 $519 $483 $364 $421 $633 $611 $581 $612 $688 $837 $1,131 $1,242 $1,651 $1,431 $1,712 $2,206
Insurance $9 $7 $5 $3 $3 $3 $4 $7 $5 $4 $3 $21 $15 $13 $14 $16 $15
Other (inc. Tax) $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $77 $75 $88 $71 $79 $80
Maintenance $324 $351 $335 $374 $414 $385 $392 $379 $432 $422 $385 $390 $436 $485 $511 $534 $537
Labor $41 $42 $46 $50 $53 $53 $55 $63 $71 $73 $72 $70 $69 $77 $76 $79 $82
Materials $28 $28 $23 $23 $30 $30 $30 $21 $21 $23 $21 $27 $38 $39 $38 $50 $52
Third Party $218 $222 $207 $237 $262 $231 $224 $215 $231 $224 $196 $219 $264 $297 $315 $321 $317
Total Direct $292 $314 $296 $332 $370 $342 $340 $331 $356 $352 $317 $317 $371 $414 $429 $450 $451
Burden $31 $36 $38 $42 $44 $44 $52 $48 $76 $70 $68 $73 $65 $71 $82 $84 $86
Aircraft Ownership $360 $371 $358 $361 $343 $329 $333 $340 $342 $344 $327 $324 $320 $325 $362 $298 $94
Rentals $217 $216 $204 $195 $177 $157 $146 $139 $135 $123 $105 $96 $91 $89 $110 $109 $92
Depreciation and Amortization $144 $154 $154 $166 $166 $172 $187 $200 $208 $221 $222 $228 $230 $236 $252 $189 $2
Other $1 $0 $0 $0 -$3 $1 $0 $0 $1 $5 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1 $62 $240
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet             251             229             249             261             291             325             354             365             380             404             432             462              500              535              541              543              554
Seats Per Departure             132             133             133             133             134             135             135             135             135             136             136             136              136              136              136              136              136
Average Stage Length             401             412             427             441             464             492             515             538             559             577             608             622              630              636              639              648              664
Gallons of Fuel Per Block Hour             773             787             822             793             794             775             778             767             760             747             733             735              730              707              705              712              714
Load Factor 64.5% 66.6% 63.8% 64.8% 69.0% 70.5% 68.1% 65.9% 66.8% 69.5% 70.7% 73.1% 72.6% 71.2% 76.0% 79.3% 80.8%
Daily Utilization per Aircraft
Block Hours            9.32          11.17          11.26          11.19          11.01          10.98          10.81          10.92          10.83          10.88          11.13          11.22            11.19            10.95            10.26            10.20            10.46
Airborne Hours            7.87            9.38            9.51            9.45            9.32            9.33            9.28            9.37            9.32            9.34            9.58            9.68             9.59             9.39             8.83             8.76             9.00
Departures            7.61            8.93            8.65            8.47            7.98            7.59            7.30            7.11            6.85            6.65            6.53            6.49             6.37             6.11             5.71             5.63             5.67
  Large Narrowbodies                                  
(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               -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                   -                   -                   -                   -                   -  
  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 $1,455 $1,583 $1,525 $1,458 $1,550 $1,702 $1,717 $1,705 $1,871 $1,972 $2,091 $2,537 $2,656 $3,141 $3,020 $3,392 $3,872
(Ex Fuel) $1,025 $1,064 $1,041 $1,094 $1,129 $1,069 $1,106 $1,124 $1,259 $1,284 $1,253 $1,406 $1,414 $1,490 $1,589 $1,679 $1,666
Pilots $330 $335 $343 $355 $372 $352 $377 $399 $480 $508 $538 $594 $567 $579 $630 $691 $700
Salaries and Wages $254 $256 $261 $269 $278 $280 $300 $320 $348 $377 $407 $425 $435 $452 $491 $529 $546
Pilot Training $2 $2 $2 $2 $2 $2 $2 $3 $3 $3 $3 $3 $3 $3 $6 $5 $5
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $51 $52 $54 $57 $63 $42 $43 $47 $101 $100 $102 $138 $99 $95 $102 $125 $118
Per Diem/ Personnel $23 $26 $27 $28 $28 $28 $31 $29 $28 $27 $27 $28 $29 $29 $30 $31 $31
Purchased Goods $439 $526 $488 $367 $424 $636 $615 $587 $617 $693 $841 $1,229 $1,333 $1,751 $1,517 $1,807 $2,301
Fuel/Oil $430 $519 $483 $364 $421 $633 $611 $581 $612 $688 $837 $1,131 $1,242 $1,651 $1,431 $1,712 $2,206
Insurance $9 $7 $5 $3 $3 $3 $4 $7 $5 $4 $3 $21 $15 $13 $14 $16 $15
Other (inc. Tax) $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $77 $75 $88 $71 $79 $80
Maintenance $324 $351 $335 $374 $414 $385 $392 $379 $432 $422 $385 $390 $436 $485 $511 $534 $537
Labor $41 $42 $46 $50 $53 $53 $55 $63 $71 $73 $72 $70 $69 $77 $76 $79 $82
Materials $28 $28 $23 $23 $30 $30 $30 $21 $21 $23 $21 $27 $38 $39 $38 $50 $52
Third Party $218 $222 $207 $237 $262 $231 $224 $215 $231 $224 $196 $219 $264 $297 $315 $321 $317
Total Direct $292 $314 $296 $332 $370 $342 $340 $331 $356 $352 $317 $317 $371 $414 $429 $450 $451
Burden $31 $36 $38 $42 $44 $44 $52 $48 $76 $70 $68 $73 $65 $71 $82 $84 $86
Aircraft Ownership $360 $371 $358 $361 $343 $329 $333 $340 $342 $344 $327 $324 $320 $325 $362 $298 $94
Rentals $217 $216 $204 $195 $177 $157 $146 $139 $135 $123 $105 $96 $91 $89 $110 $109 $92
Depreciation and Amortization $144 $154 $154 $166 $166 $172 $187 $200 $208 $221 $222 $228 $230 $236 $252 $189 $2
Other $1 $0 $0 $0 -$3 $1 $0 $0 $1 $5 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1 $62 $240
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet             251             229             249             261             291             325             354             365             380             404             432             462              500              535              541              543              554
Seats Per Departure             132             133             133             133             134             135             135             135             135             136             136             136              136              136              136              136              136
Average Stage Length             401             412             427             441             464             492             515             538             559             577             608             622              630              636              639              648              664
Gallons of Fuel Per Block Hour             773             787             822             793             794             775             778             767             760             747             733             735              730              707              705              712              714
Load Factor 64.5% 66.6% 63.8% 64.8% 69.0% 70.5% 68.1% 65.9% 66.8% 69.5% 70.7% 73.1% 72.6% 71.2% 76.0% 79.3% 80.8%
Daily Utilization per Aircraft
Block Hours             9.32          11.17          11.26          11.19          11.01          10.98          10.81          10.92          10.83          10.88          11.13          11.22            11.19            10.95            10.26            10.20            10.46
Airborne Hours            7.87            9.38            9.51            9.45            9.32            9.33            9.28            9.37            9.32            9.34            9.58            9.68             9.59             9.39             8.83             8.76             9.00
Departures            7.61            8.93            8.65            8.47            7.98            7.59            7.30            7.11            6.85            6.65            6.53            6.49             6.37             6.11             5.71             5.63             5.67
Note: Shaded data means data appear questionable.