System Total Expense per Equivalent Seat Mile (CESM ex fuel and Transport Related)
STAGE LENGTH ADJUSTED
Cents per Equivalent Seat Mile
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
American              9.79              9.05              9.27              9.47              9.40              9.99            11.39            10.49              9.71              8.61              8.48              8.44              8.67              9.78              9.80              9.72            10.34
Continental              7.14              7.82              8.02              8.53              8.91              9.06              9.31              9.43              8.83              9.05              8.67              8.66              8.84              8.99              9.35              9.87              9.58
Delta              7.20              7.62              7.27              7.51              7.57              7.70              8.19              8.24              8.86              8.33              7.45              7.67              7.69              7.70              8.33              8.36              8.50
Northwest              7.87              7.66              7.58              8.44              7.85              8.04              8.63              8.82              8.42              8.44              8.66              7.66              7.66              8.28              8.75                   -                     -  
United              8.47              8.67              8.95              8.90              8.95              9.61            10.97            10.55              9.34              8.68              8.35              8.42              8.70            10.11              8.94              9.71            10.56
US Airways              8.26              8.96              9.14              9.01              9.38              8.85              9.21              8.78              8.65              7.83              6.49            11.10              9.82              9.14              7.93              7.82              7.86
America West              5.69              6.10              5.87              6.22              6.38              6.84              7.69              6.90              6.53              5.93              6.53                   -                     -                     -                     -                     -                     -  
 --sub Network           8.19           8.27           8.31           8.55           8.57           8.87           9.74           9.46           9.01           8.45           8.06           8.06           8.20           9.07           8.92           9.05           9.36
Southwest              4.10              4.31              4.32              4.50              4.60              4.58              4.54              4.59              4.69              4.70              4.69              4.90              4.96              5.14              5.51              5.81              6.05
jetBlue                   -                     -                     -                     -                     -                7.00              5.81              6.02              5.57              5.36              5.45              5.41              5.46              6.05              6.34              6.51              6.54
AirTran                   -                     -                7.52              5.51              4.90              5.14              5.36              4.94              4.98              5.13              5.24              5.04              5.00              5.08              5.33              5.63              5.94
Frontier              6.56              7.58              7.69              6.80              6.54              7.28              7.55              7.40              6.55              6.48              6.23              6.17              5.84              5.86              5.81              6.40              7.05
Virgin America                   -                     -                     -                     -                     -                     -                     -                     -                     -                     -                     -                     -                     -              13.39              7.16              7.46              7.87
 -- sub LCC           4.15           4.39           4.55           4.72           4.74           4.80           4.82           4.85           4.94           4.98           5.00           5.12           5.16           5.59           5.74           6.04           6.26
Alaska              6.24              6.39              6.69              6.67              6.93              7.84              8.04              8.03              7.79              7.55              7.51              8.12              8.16              7.53              8.17              7.72              7.55
Hawaiian              3.89              3.87              4.00              4.04              7.84              4.66              4.79              6.53              5.87              6.03              6.07              6.05              5.87              5.47              6.06              6.44              7.19
Allegiant                   -                     -                     -                     -                     -                     -                     -                     -                     -                8.01              7.75              4.02              3.93              4.40              4.40              4.50              4.99
 -- sub Other           5.76           5.81           6.04           6.07           7.15           6.90           7.15           7.77           7.21           7.30           7.27           7.39           7.25           6.75           7.26           7.07           7.23
Base Length of Haul                839                869                887                910                931                935                955                966            1,005            1,039            1,061            1,087            1,093            1,115            1,126            1,154            1,170
Note:   Stage Length Adjustment formula:  ((observed length of haul/base length of haul [15 carrier average])^.5) times respective carrier unit cost.
Data Source:  US DOT Form 41 via BTS, Schedules P6 & T2.