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 2012
  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 $5,215
(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 $2,357
Pilots $707 $707 $640 $609 $600 $683 $730 $875 $1,128 $1,019 $738 $638 $460 $470 $512 $552 $592 $911
Salaries and Wages $509 $494 $452 $428 $451 $520 $566 $604 $710 $648 $441 $350 $344 $336 $358 $330 $363 $609
Pilot Training $28 $30 $46 $42 $39 $58 $59 $36 $28 $21 $9 $5 $5 $5 $3 $7 $6 $7
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $140 $152 $110 $103 $72 $63 $62 $197 $351 $312 $254 $250 $70 $86 $107 $170 $175 $240
Per Diem/ Personnel $30 $31 $32 $36 $39 $42 $43 $38 $39 $37 $33 $34 $41 $42 $44 $44 $48 $54
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 $2,873
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 $2,858
Insurance $6 $4 $4 $3 $2 $1 $0 $7 $4 $13 $12 $12 $12 $11 $11 $13 $13 $13
Other (inc. Tax) $36 $68 $63 $60 $65 $62 $61 $56 $62 $70 $81 $56 $16 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2
Maintenance $357 $352 $398 $402 $414 $581 $559 $514 $527 $493 $458 $514 $553 $512 $581 $728 $764 $910
Labor $52 $52 $57 $58 $71 $117 $51 $110 $116 $103 $72 $57 $58 $46 $55 $54 $65 $80
Materials $128 $103 $146 $136 $125 $215 $150 $132 $120 $117 $107 $153 $180 $153 $198 $154 $168 $189
Third Party $29 $28 $39 $51 $54 $96 $108 $99 $106 $125 $164 $203 $194 $167 $160 $263 $270 $370
Total Direct $206 $204 $241 $243 $247 $421 $307 $336 $323 $316 $322 $374 $391 $339 $373 $470 $485 $639
Burden $151 $149 $158 $160 $167 $160 $251 $178 $204 $188 $142 $149 $173 $172 $221 $258 $279 $270
Aircraft Ownership $363 $325 $323 $352 $373 $386 $414 $437 $590 $512 $478 $431 $275 $218 $229 $225 $104 $153
Rentals $216 $163 $154 $167 $178 $189 $196 $238 $328 $304 $231 $113 $58 $59 $54 $42 $68 $95
Depreciation and Amortization $147 $161 $169 $186 $195 $197 $218 $199 $262 $209 $247 $318 $216 $160 $175 $183 $36 $58
Other -$2 $2 $2 $10 $13 $12 $13 $26 $9 $12 $27 $79 -$31 $24 $5 $76 $230 $368
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet             330             326             332             334             334             320             305             263             214             192             195             124              133              133              139              337              324        331
Seats Per Departure             139             139             139             139             139             138             132             131             135             132             133             139              143              142              141              157              161        164
Average Stage Length             552             567             569             579             605             609             621             612             607             574             558             575              611              606              665              825              801        793
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        868
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% 82.5%
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       8.99
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       7.22
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       3.96
  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 $5,407
(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 $2,352
Pilots $639 $757 $626 $618 $597 $741 $907 $1,020 $1,196 $1,086 $748 $659 $476 $496 $503 $717 $686 $904
Salaries and Wages $473 $477 $458 $457 $468 $588 $733 $723 $763 $688 $431 $349 $358 $356 $343 $496 $458 $607
Pilot Training $17 $16 $40 $36 $33 $60 $66 $33 $21 $18 $6 $4 $5 $6 $4 $9 $8 $7
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $125 $240 $102 $95 $65 $62 $69 $225 $374 $345 $284 $278 $77 $96 $116 $167 $172 $237
Per Diem/ Personnel $24 $25 $26 $30 $30 $32 $39 $39 $38 $35 $26 $28 $36 $38 $40 $46 $47 $53
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 $3,069
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 $3,055
Insurance $13 $7 $6 $5 $3 $2 $0 $8 $5 $15 $14 $14 $14 $12 $12 $13 $13 $13
Other (inc. Tax) $36 $69 $63 $57 $63 $59 $61 $59 $63 $73 $86 $55 $15 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2
Maintenance $385 $278 $441 $539 $553 $563 $616 $575 $612 $616 $585 $616 $670 $625 $735 $782 $830 $899
Labor $40 $30 $34 $29 $70 $113 $57 $130 $128 $134 $84 $72 $78 $80 $84 $49 $56 $78
Materials $172 $80 $104 $109 $71 $166 $136 $105 $111 $107 $114 $124 $167 $144 $214 $153 $163 $189
Third Party $55 $53 $128 $185 $188 $142 $149 $148 $164 $169 $229 $254 $234 $210 $195 $328 $337 $366
Total Direct $268 $154 $266 $323 $330 $416 $341 $371 $395 $408 $427 $450 $479 $433 $492 $529 $556 $632
Burden $117 $124 $174 $216 $223 $147 $276 $204 $217 $208 $158 $165 $191 $191 $242 $252 $274 $266
Aircraft Ownership $618 $596 $606 $595 $553 $523 $568 $572 $607 $581 $560 $505 $402 $439 $465 $440 $203 $158
Rentals $408 $385 $365 $349 $310 $254 $227 $217 $208 $203 $166 $91 $70 $121 $109 $109 $123 $98
Depreciation and Amortization $210 $211 $241 $245 $243 $269 $342 $355 $400 $379 $394 $413 $332 $318 $356 $330 $79 $60
Other $5 $7 $5 $5 $5 $7 $9 $3 $3 $8 $15 $28 $9 $23 $7 $112 $391 $376
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet               85               86               91               93             110             137             173             190             176             103             119             155              192              192              195              251              249        239
Seats Per Departure             180             181             181             182             181             178             176             173             173             174             175             174              171              173              173              178              177        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      1,232
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        931
Load Factor                 1                 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          11
Airborne Hours                 9               10               10               10               10                 9                 8                 8                 9               16               15               11                  9                  9                  9                  9                  9            9
Departures                 5                 5                 5                 5                 4                 4                 4                 4                 4                 7                 6                 4                  4                  3                  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 $9,301
(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 $2,623
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 $1,049
Salaries and Wages $701 $701 $663 $649 $696 $769 $842 $800 $915 $902 $652 $585 $615 $708 $952 $1,128 $1,222 $722
Pilot Training $57 $67 $68 $51 $59 $77 $78 $43 $26 $22 $9 $5 $7 $8 $6 $12 $12 $8
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $185 $524 $157 $129 $92 $74 $74 $240 $395 $359 $294 $295 $83 $103 $128 $183 $188 $258
Per Diem/ Personnel $39 $34 $35 $38 $41 $40 $49 $51 $57 $56 $56 $59 $68 $68 $70 $77 $84 $61
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 $6,695
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 $6,678
Insurance $12 $8 $38 $8 $5 $6 $0 $9 $5 $15 $15 $14 $15 $13 $13 $14 $14 $14
Other (inc. Tax) $55 $104 $93 $84 $92 $92 $87 $86 $98 $94 $108 $74 $18 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2
Maintenance $737 $698 $654 $678 $761 $806 $774 $774 $660 $665 $632 $708 $771 $635 $781 $806 $853 $979
Labor $102 $94 $90 $79 $89 $127 $60 $136 $148 $135 $95 $80 $83 $85 $99 $56 $63 $85
Materials $273 $189 $245 $215 $240 $327 $228 $205 $131 $159 $162 $190 $280 $174 $228 $168 $179 $206
Third Party $77 $84 $91 $111 $158 $144 $207 $236 $167 $161 $232 $288 $209 $182 $191 $306 $310 $400
Total Direct $449 $413 $406 $404 $453 $585 $475 $555 $430 $449 $468 $532 $565 $427 $514 $530 $553 $690
Burden $289 $287 $248 $274 $308 $221 $299 $219 $230 $216 $165 $176 $207 $208 $267 $276 $300 $289
Aircraft Ownership $778 $1,527 $738 $811 $876 $826 $878 $949 $1,030 $944 $798 $874 $614 $571 $675 $555 $140 $163
Rentals $470 $445 $415 $433 $409 $374 $377 $393 $425 $358 $226 $187 $175 $170 $187 $147 $107 $101
Depreciation and Amortization $309 $1,081 $323 $378 $466 $452 $502 $556 $604 $586 $572 $687 $440 $401 $488 $408 $33 $61
Other -$21 $42 -$16 -$9 $12 $40 $33 $15 $6 $8 -$4 -$6 -$11 $14 $5 $154 $543 $416
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet             122             121             129             135             137             143             146             144             143             126             113               92              110              107              108              134              137        136
Seats Per Departure             248             248             243             237             232             230             230             230             227             229             231             232              232              235              236              256              252        249
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      3,827
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      2,032
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% 83.9%
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      12.54
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      11.60
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       1.55
  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 $6,251
(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 $2,418
Pilots $767 $879 $713 $681 $679 $774 $866 $998 $1,232 $1,134 $822 $739 $562 $609 $691 $799 $838 $941
Salaries and Wages $553 $545 $509 $494 $522 $605 $689 $700 $790 $735 $500 $420 $432 $459 $519 $566 $597 $635
Pilot Training $34 $37 $51 $43 $43 $64 $66 $37 $25 $20 $8 $4 $6 $7 $4 $9 $9 $8
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $149 $266 $121 $109 $76 $66 $67 $219 $373 $338 $277 $275 $77 $96 $117 $172 $177 $243
Per Diem/ Personnel $31 $30 $32 $35 $38 $39 $43 $42 $44 $42 $37 $39 $47 $48 $50 $52 $56 $55
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 $3,848
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 $3,833
Insurance $8 $5 $14 $5 $3 $2 $0 $8 $5 $14 $14 $13 $14 $12 $12 $13 $13 $13
Other (inc. Tax) $41 $78 $71 $66 $72 $70 $68 $66 $73 $78 $91 $61 $16 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2
Maintenance $461 $430 $475 $503 $538 $639 $634 $611 $598 $587 $558 $615 $671 $600 $706 $764 $809 $922
Labor $63 $59 $62 $58 $76 $119 $55 $124 $130 $124 $84 $71 $74 $73 $80 $53 $61 $81
Materials $174 $122 $165 $152 $145 $234 $168 $145 $120 $125 $126 $152 $205 $155 $214 $157 $169 $193
Third Party $46 $47 $69 $92 $110 $121 $147 $155 $145 $152 $209 $250 $217 $191 $184 $296 $304 $375
Total Direct $280 $250 $290 $302 $321 $465 $363 $412 $381 $388 $405 $454 $483 $408 $466 $505 $526 $649
Burden $181 $181 $185 $201 $217 $174 $271 $199 $216 $203 $155 $164 $191 $192 $244 $260 $282 $273
Aircraft Ownership $516 $690 $486 $522 $548 $541 $586 $631 $726 $660 $604 $595 $434 $425 $460 $374 $148 $157
Rentals $316 $277 $263 $273 $269 $256 $255 $277 $312 $281 $205 $126 $99 $121 $116 $89 $97 $98
Depreciation and Amortization $200 $412 $223 $249 $279 $285 $331 $355 $414 $379 $399 $470 $335 $304 $344 $285 $51 $59
Other -$6 $13 -$2 $4 $11 $18 $17 $15 $6 $9 $13 $32 -$7 $21 $6 $106 $361 $382
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet             537             533             552             562             581             600             625             597             533             422             427             371              435              431              442              722              710        707
Seats Per Departure             180             181             180             179             178             178             176             178             180             180             183             187              187              190              188              191              192        193
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      1,221
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      1,166
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% 84.4%
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      10.21
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       8.66
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       3.30
Note: Shaded data means data appear questionable.