Alaska Airlines Aircraft Operating Statistics- Cost Per Block Hour (Unadjusted)
Alaska Airlines
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
  Small Narrowbodies $1,833 $1,978 $2,045 $1,951 $2,114 $2,576 $2,514 $2,471 $2,628 $2,914 $2,972 $3,494 $3,659 $4,493 $4,021 $4,394 $4,994 $4,987
(Ex Fuel) $1,347 $1,401 $1,491 $1,548 $1,609 $1,787 $1,869 $1,895 $1,971 $1,920 $1,721 $1,877 $1,939 $2,126 $2,733 $2,711 $2,668 $2,572
Pilots $418 $440 $504 $543 $566 $591 $650 $691 $765 $757 $623 $607 $618 $577 $776 $705 $726 $802
Salaries and Wages $324 $342 $387 $414 $432 $456 $506 $513 $534 $533 $418 $395 $396 $405 $473 $450 $453 $506
Pilot Training $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1 $2 $2
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $71 $76 $82 $102 $115 $116 $123 $159 $212 $206 $187 $192 $200 $149 $274 $219 $229 $256
Per Diem/ Personnel $23 $23 $34 $27 $20 $19 $21 $19 $19 $19 $18 $19 $21 $23 $29 $35 $41 $38
Purchased Goods $526 $642 $614 $458 $559 $853 $709 $646 $719 $1,061 $1,320 $1,703 $1,812 $2,467 $1,361 $1,764 $2,424 $2,511
Fuel/Oil $486 $577 $554 $403 $505 $790 $645 $576 $657 $994 $1,251 $1,616 $1,720 $2,367 $1,288 $1,682 $2,326 $2,415
Insurance $11 $10 $8 $6 $3 $5 $10 $17 $8 $6 $4 $5 $3 $3 $4 $3 $2 $2
Other (inc. Tax) $28 $55 $51 $49 $51 $59 $53 $52 $54 $61 $65 $82 $89 $97 $70 $79 $96 $94
Maintenance $270 $297 $336 $358 $402 $552 $569 $579 $605 $585 $548 $667 $685 $819 $1,130 $1,233 $1,141 $997
Labor $42 $42 $41 $43 $45 $47 $47 $51 $58 $14 $13 $131 $124 $129 $188 $233 $232 $206
Materials $114 $105 $109 $97 $137 $155 $42 $47 $57 $61 $54 $57 $42 $51 $55 $63 $71 $63
Third Party $213 $202 $197 $210 $318 $421 $307 $346 $335 $355 $410 $371 $398 $535 $693 $698 $605 $516
Total Direct $187 $211 $245 $262 $297 $404 $390 $437 $446 $384 $459 $536 $562 $715 $937 $994 $908 $785
Burden $83 $86 $91 $96 $105 $148 $180 $142 $160 $201 $89 $131 $124 $104 $193 $240 $233 $212
Aircraft Ownership $613 $591 $584 $584 $577 $570 $568 $543 $529 $496 $472 $502 $526 $609 $740 $605 $338 $331
Rentals $477 $473 $466 $462 $442 $402 $373 $344 $330 $299 $289 $300 $342 $396 $461 $383 $338 $331
Depreciation and Amortization $136 $118 $118 $123 $135 $168 $195 $198 $200 $196 $183 $203 $184 $213 $279 $222 $0 $0
Other $7 $7 $8 $8 $9 $10 $19 $13 $10 $16 $9 $14 $18 $20 $15 $86 $365 $346
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet               73               74               76               82               86               91             155               97               99               96               95               91                79                66                53                49                46           47
Seats Per Departure             132             132             133             133             133             131             130             130             130             129             132             132              133              130              127              127              127         127
Average Stage Length             729             730             729             752             766             789             791             813             843             839             845             844              787              756              708              749              743         743
Gallons of Fuel Per Block Hour             847             864             864             875             861             844             898             822             815             813             742             793              784              743              715              735              746         749
Load Factor 61.8% 66.0% 67.3% 67.1% 67.9% 69.2% 68.2% 68.1% 69.2% 72.0% 74.8% 75.1% 73.6% 73.5% 74.4% 78.5% 80.4% 83.0%
Daily Utilization per Aircraft
Block Hours          10.80          11.36          11.49          11.52          11.27          10.76            6.45          10.55          10.45          10.76          11.28          10.60            10.21             9.61             8.26             8.47             8.86        8.97
Airborne Hours            9.32            9.75            9.89            9.89            9.68            9.27            5.51            9.11            9.07            9.33            8.97            9.08             8.66             8.13             6.98             7.31             7.44        7.71
Departures            5.40            5.68            5.76            5.62            5.39            5.01            2.96            4.80            4.66            4.80            4.57            4.60             4.65             4.49             4.06             4.09             4.32        4.39
  Large Narrowbodies             $1,875 $1,834 $1,958 $2,303 $2,461 $2,976 $3,155 $3,897 $3,194 $3,372 $4,076 $4,202
(Ex Fuel) $1,308 $1,260 $1,266 $1,275 $1,181 $1,363 $1,418 $1,473 $1,832 $1,591 $1,609 $1,657
Pilots $748 $681 $732 $756 $622 $623 $629 $594 $836 $706 $716 $690
Salaries and Wages $601 $506 $511 $532 $418 $407 $403 $418 $509 $451 $455 $434
Pilot Training $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1 $1 $2
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $145 $156 $204 $206 $187 $198 $205 $153 $297 $219 $228 $217
Per Diem/ Personnel $2 $19 $16 $18 $17 $18 $21 $23 $30 $35 $32 $36
Purchased Goods $630 $630 $749 $1,087 $1,339 $1,694 $1,821 $2,516 $1,433 $1,862 $2,568 $2,654
Fuel/Oil $567 $574 $692 $1,028 $1,281 $1,612 $1,736 $2,423 $1,362 $1,780 $2,467 $2,545
Insurance $18 $25 $11 $8 $6 $6 $4 $4 $5 $4 $4 $4
Other (inc. Tax) $45 $32 $45 $51 $53 $75 $80 $89 $66 $77 $97 $105
Maintenance $37 $87 $60 $76 $128 $250 $293 $362 $414 $281 $292 $358
Labor $3 $32 $9 $11 $13 $117 $111 $129 $95 $56 $60 $73
Materials $13 $25 $11 $21 $51 $58 $24 $16 $20 $15 $18 $23
Third Party $9 $18 $28 $31 $77 $87 $107 $114 $204 $157 $157 $188
Total Direct $25 $65 $44 $51 $108 $200 $232 $257 $317 $223 $233 $282
Burden $11 $22 $16 $25 $19 $50 $61 $104 $97 $58 $60 $76
Aircraft Ownership $443 $437 $418 $385 $383 $419 $422 $434 $510 $435 $145 $139
Rentals $4 $9 $1 $4 $45 $64 $87 $82 $151 $167 $145 $139
Depreciation and Amortization $438 $428 $417 $381 $338 $354 $335 $353 $359 $269 $0 $0
Other $17 -$1 $0 $0 -$11 -$10 -$11 -$10 $2 $88 $356 $362
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet               -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                   3                 5                 9               12               14               20                34                48                61                66                68           73
Seats Per Departure               -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -               172             172             172             172             170             166              162              161              160              160              159         159
Average Stage Length               -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -            1,075          1,187          1,154          1,338          1,303          1,328            1,315            1,366            1,395            1,402            1,428      1,527
Gallons of Fuel Per Block Hour               -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -               801             816             821             830             760             803              784              775              771              788              776         805
Load Factor                                   1                 1                 1                 1                 1                 1                  1                  1                  1                  1                  1             1
Daily Utilization per Aircraft
Block Hours                -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 11               11               12               13               14               13                13                12                11                11                12           12
Airborne Hours               -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                   9               10               10               12               11               11                11                11                10                10                10           11
Departures               -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                   4                 4                 4                 4                 4                 4                  4                  4                  3                  3                  3             3
  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 $1,833 $1,978 $2,045 $1,951 $2,114 $2,576 $2,496 $2,436 $2,567 $2,834 $2,892 $3,386 $3,484 $4,208 $3,521 $3,746 $4,385 $4,462
(Ex Fuel) $1,347 $1,401 $1,491 $1,548 $1,609 $1,787 $1,853 $1,860 $1,907 $1,836 $1,636 $1,771 $1,758 $1,814 $2,189 $2,001 $1,965 $1,959
Pilots $418 $440 $504 $543 $566 $591 $653 $690 $762 $757 $622 $610 $621 $585 $812 $706 $719 $727
Salaries and Wages $324 $342 $387 $414 $432 $456 $509 $512 $532 $533 $418 $398 $399 $411 $495 $450 $455 $458
Pilot Training $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1 $1 $2
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $71 $76 $82 $102 $115 $116 $124 $159 $211 $206 $187 $194 $202 $151 $288 $219 $228 $230
Per Diem/ Personnel $23 $23 $34 $27 $20 $19 $20 $19 $19 $18 $17 $19 $21 $23 $29 $35 $35 $37
Purchased Goods $526 $642 $614 $458 $559 $853 $706 $645 $721 $1,064 $1,323 $1,701 $1,815 $2,490 $1,404 $1,826 $2,519 $2,607
Fuel/Oil $486 $577 $554 $403 $505 $790 $643 $576 $660 $998 $1,256 $1,615 $1,726 $2,394 $1,333 $1,745 $2,420 $2,502
Insurance $11 $10 $8 $6 $3 $5 $10 $18 $8 $6 $5 $5 $3 $3 $4 $4 $3 $3
Other (inc. Tax) $28 $55 $51 $49 $51 $59 $53 $51 $53 $60 $63 $81 $86 $93 $67 $78 $96 $101
Maintenance $270 $297 $336 $358 $402 $552 $554 $552 $556 $518 $482 $581 $549 $601 $697 $629 $577 $569
Labor $42 $42 $41 $43 $45 $47 $46 $50 $53 $13 $13 $128 $120 $129 $132 $121 $118 $117
Materials $114 $105 $109 $97 $137 $155 $41 $45 $53 $56 $54 $57 $36 $35 $34 $33 $36 $36
Third Party $213 $202 $197 $210 $318 $421 $299 $328 $307 $312 $358 $312 $297 $334 $397 $355 $308 $297
Total Direct $187 $211 $245 $262 $297 $404 $379 $416 $409 $340 $404 $467 $447 $496 $562 $505 $459 $448
Burden $83 $86 $91 $96 $105 $148 $175 $136 $147 $178 $78 $114 $102 $104 $135 $124 $118 $121
Aircraft Ownership $613 $591 $584 $584 $577 $570 $564 $537 $519 $481 $458 $485 $490 $526 $601 $497 $210 $202
Rentals $477 $473 $466 $462 $442 $402 $362 $326 $300 $261 $251 $251 $253 $246 $274 $246 $210 $202
Depreciation and Amortization $136 $118 $118 $123 $135 $168 $202 $211 $219 $220 $207 $234 $237 $280 $327 $251 $0 $0
Other $7 $7 $8 $8 $9 $10 $19 $12 $9 $14 $6 $9 $8 $6 $7 $87 $359 $356
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet               73               74               76               82               86               91             158             102             107             108             110             111              113              113              114              115              114         120
Seats Per Departure             132             132             133             133             133             131             131             132             134             135             138             140              144              146              148              149              150         150
Average Stage Length             729             730             729             752             766             789             797             829             866             886             898             919              926              979            1,035            1,085            1,114      1,161
Gallons of Fuel Per Block Hour             847             864             864             875             861             844             895             821             815             815             745             795              784              759              749              768              766         787
Load Factor 61.8% 66.0% 67.3% 67.1% 67.9% 69.2% 68.4% 68.1% 69.7% 72.9% 75.9% 76.6% 76.2% 77.3% 79.3% 83.3% 85.2% 86.6%
Daily Utilization per Aircraft
Block Hours           10.80          11.36          11.49          11.52          11.27          10.76            6.52          10.60          10.56          11.02          11.63          11.00            10.93            10.63             9.75             9.94            10.70      10.66
Airborne Hours            9.32            9.75            9.89            9.89            9.68            9.27            5.58            9.16            9.18            9.59            9.28            9.47             9.39             9.18             8.50             8.79             9.24        9.48
Departures            5.40            5.68            5.76            5.62            5.39            5.01            2.98            4.75            4.61            4.72            4.50            4.47             4.41             4.10             3.62             3.62             3.82        3.70
Note: Shaded data means data appear questionable.