Fuel Expense as Percentage of Passenger Revenue
Percentage
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
American 11% 13% 12% 10% 10% 13% 16% 16% 17% 23% 30% 31% 32% 44% 32% 33% 40%
Continental 13% 13% 13% 10% 10% 16% 15% 13% 16% 21% 29% 31% 31% 43% 30% 29% 35%
Delta 12% 14% 13% 11% 10% 13% 14% 14% 16% 22% 32% 35% 35% 46% 42% 36% 42%
Northwest 13% 15% 15% 13% 13% 18% 20% 17% 19% 25% 33% 36% 34% 55% 35%
United 12% 13% 13% 11% 10% 14% 17% 16% 18% 23% 31% 33% 32% 42% 29% 33% 38%
US Airways 10% 10% 10% 7% 9% 15% 15% 13% 15% 19% 30% 31% 32% 44% 27% 31% 40%
America West 12% 14% 14% 10% 11% 18% 17% 15% 18% 25% 31%            
 --sub Network 12% 13% 13% 10% 10% 15% 16% 15% 17% 23% 31% 33% 33% 45% 33% 33% 39%
Southwest 13% 15% 14% 10% 11% 15% 16% 16% 16% 18% 21% 25% 28% 34% 30% 31% 37%
jetBlue 17% 13% 12% 16% 21% 30% 34% 35% 44% 31% 32% 40%
AirTran 0% 16% 14% 23% 21% 22% 20% 21% 30% 34% 34% 47% 30% 35% 44%
Frontier 0% 0% 0% 12% 10% 13% 13% 14% 16% 24% 31% 34% 37% 47% 29% 30% 39%
Virgin America                           0% 33% 35% 41%
 -- sub LCC 13% 14% 13% 10% 11% 16% 16% 16% 17% 19% 24% 28% 31% 38% 30% 32% 39%
Alaska 15% 16% 14% 10% 12% 18% 15% 14% 15% 22% 28% 30% 31% 41% 23% 28% 36%
Hawaiian 18% 21% 21% 17% 17% 24% 21% 16% 14% 18% 25% 29% 31% 37% 22% 27% 34%
Allegiant                   0% 0% 57% 59% 69% 44% 53% 62%
 -- sub Other 15% 17% 16% 11% 13% 19% 17% 14% 15% 21% 26% 31% 33% 42% 25% 30% 38%
Total All Sectors 12% 13% 13% 10% 11% 15% 16% 15% 17% 22% 30% 32% 32% 44% 32% 33% 39%
Data Source:  US DOT Form 41 via BTS, Schedule  B6 & P52.