United Airlines Aircraft Operating Statistics- Cost Per Block Hour (Unadjusted)
United Airlines
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
  Small Narrowbodies $2,087 $2,244 $2,334 $2,311 $2,340 $2,646 $2,938 $2,786 $2,399 $2,428 $2,791 $3,187 $3,375 $4,409 $3,087 $3,759 $4,402 $4,671
(Ex Fuel) $1,585 $1,646 $1,757 $1,822 $1,881 $1,977 $2,210 $2,206 $1,701 $1,520 $1,484 $1,635 $1,770 $1,774 $1,803 $1,982 $2,150 $2,175
Pilots $523 $549 $576 $595 $597 $670 $850 $905 $634 $528 $463 $462 $468 $516 $581 $566 $532 $617
Salaries and Wages $388 $410 $444 $439 $437 $484 $553 $568 $371 $327 $292 $293 $296 $325 $354 $358 $367 $414
Pilot Training $25 $20 $21 $19 $21 $20 $25 $23 $11 $9 $11 $9 $10 $9 $13 $7 $7 $4
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $70 $76 $67 $91 $89 $115 $211 $259 $213 $158 $124 $121 $118 $135 $167 $156 $115 $174
Per Diem/ Personnel $40 $43 $45 $46 $50 $51 $61 $54 $39 $35 $36 $40 $44 $47 $46 $45 $43 $25
Purchased Goods $563 $693 $665 $572 $544 $769 $796 $652 $770 $981 $1,384 $1,633 $1,681 $2,726 $1,357 $1,858 $2,335 $2,588
Fuel/Oil $502 $598 $578 $489 $459 $669 $728 $579 $698 $908 $1,307 $1,552 $1,605 $2,636 $1,284 $1,777 $2,252 $2,496
Insurance $7 $5 $4 $2 $2 $2 $6 $17 $9 $6 $5 $4 $4 $2 $3 $4 $3 $9
Other (inc. Tax) $54 $90 $84 $80 $83 $97 $62 $56 $62 $66 $72 $77 $72 $88 $70 $77 $80 $82
Maintenance $552 $588 $696 $737 $788 $757 $808 $710 $594 $553 $614 $721 $833 $750 $712 $913 $1,103 $963
Labor $125 $123 $126 $129 $134 $133 $127 $158 $96 $74 $67 $68 $68 $74 $110 $161 $60 $112
Materials $85 $100 $124 $148 $162 $141 $131 $82 $66 $70 $69 $74 $101 $87 $52 $45 $83 $100
Third Party $31 $29 $65 $96 $126 $125 $167 $123 $157 $200 $279 $352 $425 $381 $370 $521 $734 $503
Total Direct $241 $252 $315 $370 $420 $393 $417 $362 $317 $339 $413 $494 $594 $538 $532 $728 $877 $716
Burden $311 $335 $381 $367 $367 $364 $391 $348 $277 $214 $201 $227 $240 $212 $180 $186 $226 $247
Aircraft Ownership $445 $411 $387 $396 $408 $444 $485 $512 $399 $358 $315 $366 $391 $414 $435 $379 $229 $294
Rentals $330 $288 $282 $273 $257 $252 $268 $333 $239 $199 $145 $193 $199 $219 $215 $202 $200 $269
Depreciation and Amortization $116 $123 $105 $123 $151 $192 $217 $178 $160 $159 $170 $173 $191 $195 $221 $177 $29 $26
Other $4 $3 $9 $12 $4 $6 -$2 $7 $2 $8 $16 $4 $3 $4 $1 $43 $203 $210
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet             329             332             332             325             336             347             349             303             305             293             249             246              239              232              173              152              152        208
Seats Per Departure             127             128             128             131             131             128             127             127             127             128             131             132              131              132              135              134              134        130
Average Stage Length             692             716             721             742             760             767             793             820             883             906             953             941              926              917              925              995            1,054     1,115
Gallons of Fuel Per Block Hour             921             932             923             913             900             910             886             811             718             756             765             756              747              741              760              776              780        765
Load Factor 67.6% 69.6% 69.6% 70.1% 68.3% 69.6% 69.4% 71.2% 75.4% 77.7% 80.8% 81.8% 82.6% 82.2% 81.8% 83.0% 84.5% 83.1%
Daily Utilization per Aircraft
Block Hours            9.28            9.40            9.59            9.78            9.95            9.85            9.22            8.96            9.00            9.81          10.36          10.57            10.65             9.96            10.23            10.46            10.39       9.99
Airborne Hours            7.75            7.88            8.01            8.17            8.24            8.10            7.67            7.51            8.26            8.21            8.75          10.21            10.69             9.97            10.26            10.50            10.42       9.99
Departures            4.83            4.76            4.81            4.77            4.71            4.57            4.21            4.01            3.78            3.97            4.04            4.17             4.21             3.97             4.11             4.04             3.82       3.48
  Large Narrowbodies $2,654 $2,886 $3,022 $2,755 $2,684 $2,939 $3,723 $3,763 $3,493 $3,640 $3,800 $3,966 $4,334 $5,976 $4,344 $4,968 $5,886 $5,220
(Ex Fuel) $2,083 $2,209 $2,363 $2,193 $2,150 $2,178 $2,846 $2,986 $2,563 $2,384 $2,006 $1,875 $2,197 $2,453 $2,597 $2,597 $2,873 $2,154
Pilots $651 $678 $744 $720 $733 $800 $948 $1,031 $734 $653 $541 $543 $566 $600 $650 $641 $607 $619
Salaries and Wages $495 $517 $583 $539 $546 $585 $629 $654 $440 $393 $350 $353 $368 $382 $401 $409 $429 $413
Pilot Training $28 $22 $26 $20 $23 $23 $25 $26 $20 $14 $9 $7 $11 $10 $12 $8 $10 $3
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $92 $97 $91 $114 $114 $141 $236 $299 $235 $209 $146 $143 $143 $161 $189 $177 $125 $175
Per Diem/ Personnel $35 $41 $45 $46 $50 $51 $58 $52 $39 $37 $36 $40 $44 $47 $47 $46 $43 $28
Purchased Goods $644 $784 $756 $650 $631 $864 $961 $873 $1,021 $1,354 $1,897 $2,200 $2,236 $3,644 $1,844 $2,478 $3,124 $3,166
Fuel/Oil $571 $677 $659 $562 $534 $761 $877 $777 $930 $1,256 $1,794 $2,091 $2,137 $3,523 $1,747 $2,371 $3,013 $3,066
Insurance $13 $11 $7 $4 $4 $5 $9 $20 $11 $6 $4 $4 $3 $2 $2 $3 $2 $9
Other (inc. Tax) $59 $96 $90 $84 $93 $99 $75 $76 $81 $91 $99 $105 $97 $120 $95 $104 $108 $91
Maintenance $532 $652 $775 $711 $739 $734 $1,032 $1,117 $1,148 $1,155 $939 $834 $1,108 $1,262 $1,334 $1,323 $1,578 $867
Labor $81 $121 $129 $126 $121 $121 $174 $216 $155 $101 $76 $84 $86 $97 $224 $391 $119 $80
Materials $122 $128 $175 $126 $167 $156 $204 $210 $287 $224 $126 $123 $198 $239 $270 $170 $318 $144
Third Party $52 $45 $60 $68 $70 $75 $97 $112 $122 $394 $475 $313 $460 $528 $384 $350 $629 $375
Total Direct $249 $294 $364 $320 $359 $352 $470 $539 $560 $719 $644 $520 $744 $864 $878 $911 $1,067 $599
Burden $284 $358 $411 $391 $380 $382 $562 $578 $588 $436 $294 $314 $364 $398 $456 $412 $511 $268
Aircraft Ownership $821 $769 $737 $661 $575 $581 $769 $734 $590 $465 $403 $385 $418 $467 $516 $492 $424 $329
Rentals $564 $523 $506 $402 $374 $397 $490 $479 $309 $234 $168 $239 $242 $273 $263 $262 $287 $293
Depreciation and Amortization $257 $246 $231 $259 $200 $184 $279 $255 $281 $230 $234 $146 $176 $193 $253 $230 $137 $35
Other $7 $4 $10 $13 $6 -$41 $12 $8 $0 $14 $21 $3 $5 $3 $1 $35 $153 $239
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet               88               90               92               96               98               98               98               97               96               97               97               97                97                97                97                96                95        336
Seats Per Departure             188             188             188             188             186             182             182             182             182             182             172             171              171              170              171              171              171        167
Average Stage Length          1,406          1,410          1,401          1,311          1,281          1,365          1,383          1,348          1,363          1,406          1,401          1,449            1,445            1,446            1,371            1,411            1,441     1,491
Gallons of Fuel Per Block Hour          1,050          1,053          1,053          1,050          1,050          1,073          1,106          1,105          1,013          1,065          1,044          1,022            1,004            1,007            1,015            1,034            1,043        941
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               11               11               11               11               10               10                 9               10               11               11                11                10                10                10                10         10
Airborne Hours                 9               10               10               10               10                 9                 9                 9                 8                 7                 9               11                11                10                10                10                10         10
Departures                 3                 3                 3                 4                 4                 3                 3                 3                 3                 3                 3                 3                  3                  3                  3                  3                  3           3
  Widebodies $5,040 $5,424 $5,376 $4,948 $4,804 $5,631 $5,882 $5,885 $5,530 $5,890 $7,200 $7,747 $7,986 $10,946 $7,054 $8,452 $9,990 $10,671
(Ex Fuel) $3,584 $3,713 $3,768 $3,663 $3,572 $3,886 $4,051 $4,313 $3,729 $3,369 $3,412 $3,279 $3,260 $3,376 $3,424 $3,419 $3,670 $3,779
Pilots $977 $1,102 $1,231 $1,274 $1,247 $1,343 $1,602 $1,742 $1,291 $1,084 $902 $880 $900 $1,003 $1,055 $1,019 $954 $1,233
Salaries and Wages $759 $858 $990 $980 $949 $994 $1,082 $1,131 $739 $653 $584 $581 $595 $647 $656 $654 $684 $838
Pilot Training $36 $31 $35 $32 $38 $38 $49 $48 $32 $21 $16 $12 $14 $15 $21 $14 $17 $17
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $132 $159 $149 $204 $196 $244 $408 $503 $462 $347 $243 $227 $223 $268 $305 $277 $183 $251
Per Diem/ Personnel $50 $53 $57 $58 $63 $66 $64 $60 $58 $62 $59 $60 $68 $74 $73 $73 $69 $127
Purchased Goods $1,513 $1,788 $1,683 $1,356 $1,309 $1,815 $1,935 $1,701 $1,927 $2,660 $3,953 $4,634 $4,884 $7,761 $3,762 $5,188 $6,521 $7,020
Fuel/Oil $1,456 $1,711 $1,608 $1,285 $1,232 $1,745 $1,831 $1,573 $1,801 $2,521 $3,788 $4,468 $4,726 $7,570 $3,631 $5,033 $6,320 $6,891
Insurance $18 $15 $12 $9 $8 $9 $19 $43 $26 $17 $21 $17 $12 $6 $8 $10 $10 $6
Other (inc. Tax) $40 $63 $63 $63 $70 $61 $84 $86 $100 $122 $144 $149 $145 $186 $123 $145 $192 $122
Maintenance $1,196 $1,176 $1,225 $1,159 $1,116 $1,225 $1,206 $1,203 $1,112 $1,038 $1,281 $1,410 $1,386 $1,371 $1,395 $1,331 $1,538 $1,420
Labor $251 $222 $197 $206 $204 $217 $241 $211 $165 $134 $113 $97 $111 $113 $219 $360 $106 $110
Materials $279 $246 $228 $194 $236 $197 $246 $168 $196 $175 $235 $186 $188 $212 $161 $107 $227 $209
Third Party $109 $165 $250 $240 $226 $222 $265 $237 $266 $346 $443 $629 $590 $552 $577 $484 $686 $693
Total Direct $639 $632 $674 $618 $572 $635 $602 $617 $562 $585 $775 $912 $888 $877 $958 $951 $1,019 $1,004
Burden $557 $543 $550 $541 $545 $590 $604 $587 $552 $453 $505 $497 $498 $494 $437 $380 $519 $416
Aircraft Ownership $1,340 $1,344 $1,215 $1,140 $1,121 $1,235 $1,232 $1,225 $1,266 $1,165 $1,029 $815 $793 $787 $837 $750 $313 $370
Rentals $790 $759 $696 $644 $622 $669 $579 $593 $564 $526 $401 $264 $247 $222 $230 $225 $227 $303
Depreciation and Amortization $549 $585 $519 $496 $500 $566 $653 $633 $702 $640 $628 $551 $546 $565 $606 $525 $86 $67
Other $14 $14 $21 $19 $10 $13 -$92 $13 -$66 -$57 $36 $8 $24 $24 $7 $165 $664 $628
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet             135             139             145             153             153             156             150             156             150             128             117             117              117              116              113              112              111        154
Seats Per Departure             296             298             294             284             280             280             276             266             261             265             273             273              273              271              270              272              273        268
Average Stage Length          2,762          2,746          2,800          2,783          2,772          2,890          3,080          2,915          3,016          3,141          3,398          3,348            3,476            3,672            3,553            3,525            3,725     4,200
Gallons of Fuel Per Block Hour          2,525          2,492          2,460          2,385          2,317          2,280          2,180          2,105          1,737          2,160          2,244          2,235            2,266            2,207            2,175            2,216            2,213     2,125
Load Factor 73.2% 74.1% 74.0% 72.6% 72.8% 74.0% 71.7% 75.8% 77.3% 81.1% 82.0% 82.9% 82.9% 79.8% 80.9% 83.9% 81.9% 81.6%
Daily Utilization per Aircraft
Block Hours           11.54          11.38          11.48          11.69          11.94          11.86          11.56          10.53            9.59          11.61          12.07          12.14            12.41            12.45            12.09            12.28            12.10     12.24
Airborne Hours          10.70          10.53          10.63          10.79          10.96          10.90          10.70            9.66            8.15          10.80          10.91          11.99            12.43            12.46            12.12            12.24            12.15     12.23
Departures            1.99            1.97            1.96            2.00            2.04            1.94            1.79            1.72            1.52            1.76            1.71            1.75             1.73             1.65             1.65             1.69             1.58       1.43
  Total Fleet $3,014 $3,238 $3,319 $3,169 $3,119 $3,568 $3,928 $3,920 $3,478 $3,615 $4,238 $4,618 $4,899 $6,722 $4,701 $5,687 $6,711 $6,446
(Ex Fuel) $2,231 $2,317 $2,434 $2,432 $2,421 $2,569 $2,853 $2,998 $2,426 $2,193 $2,133 $2,142 $2,287 $2,403 $2,530 $2,634 $2,854 $2,571
Pilots $672 $724 $792 $818 $810 $889 $1,086 $1,186 $838 $706 $602 $595 $613 $681 $754 $741 $697 $774
Salaries and Wages $510 $553 $623 $616 $606 $650 $720 $758 $487 $430 $386 $386 $397 $435 $465 $473 $493 $521
Pilot Training $29 $23 $26 $23 $26 $26 $32 $31 $19 $13 $12 $9 $11 $11 $15 $10 $11 $7
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $91 $103 $95 $128 $124 $157 $273 $342 $288 $220 $162 $155 $153 $181 $218 $203 $141 $194
Per Diem/ Personnel $42 $46 $48 $50 $54 $56 $61 $55 $45 $43 $43 $46 $51 $55 $55 $55 $52 $52
Purchased Goods $844 $1,013 $970 $817 $782 $1,091 $1,156 $1,016 $1,142 $1,517 $2,211 $2,587 $2,716 $4,446 $2,269 $3,166 $3,988 $3,980
Fuel/Oil $782 $921 $885 $737 $697 $999 $1,075 $922 $1,052 $1,421 $2,104 $2,476 $2,611 $4,319 $2,171 $3,053 $3,857 $3,875
Insurance $11 $9 $7 $5 $4 $5 $10 $25 $14 $9 $9 $8 $6 $3 $5 $6 $5 $9
Other (inc. Tax) $51 $84 $79 $76 $81 $87 $71 $69 $76 $86 $98 $103 $98 $124 $93 $107 $126 $96
Maintenance $730 $762 $860 $857 $875 $890 $961 $936 $837 $799 $868 $936 $1,050 $1,047 $1,088 $1,161 $1,369 $1,034
Labor $153 $150 $147 $151 $152 $156 $168 $185 $126 $96 $82 $80 $84 $91 $174 $288 $90 $97
Materials $146 $146 $162 $158 $184 $160 $177 $132 $141 $128 $127 $116 $146 $157 $141 $98 $190 $148
Third Party $56 $70 $117 $133 $146 $145 $184 $156 $182 $276 $365 $420 $479 $464 $442 $465 $692 $491
Total Direct $354 $365 $426 $434 $454 $457 $480 $473 $429 $477 $562 $615 $710 $710 $756 $851 $972 $734
Burden $376 $397 $434 $423 $421 $433 $482 $464 $409 $321 $306 $321 $340 $337 $332 $310 $396 $300
Aircraft Ownership $760 $732 $684 $663 $645 $698 $750 $772 $678 $602 $533 $495 $512 $538 $587 $536 $305 $329
Rentals $499 $459 $439 $405 $384 $398 $396 $440 $343 $296 $222 $222 $222 $231 $232 $225 $230 $289
Depreciation and Amortization $261 $273 $245 $258 $261 $300 $355 $333 $335 $306 $312 $272 $290 $307 $356 $311 $75 $41
Other $7 $7 $13 $14 $6 $0 -$26 $9 -$18 -$9 $22 $5 $9 $10 $3 $83 $352 $329
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet             553             561             569             573             587             601             597             556             551             519             462             460              453              445              382              360              358        698
Seats Per Departure             194             194             195             195             192             190             188             187             181             183             186             186              188              190              195              197              198        187
Average Stage Length          1,046          1,068          1,088          1,115          1,121          1,145          1,181          1,224          1,255          1,293          1,368          1,364            1,371            1,402            1,446            1,541            1,614     1,661
Gallons of Fuel Per Block Hour          1,394          1,387          1,382          1,372          1,339          1,338          1,301          1,264          1,059          1,204          1,238          1,223            1,237            1,241            1,289            1,339            1,344     1,192
Load Factor 70.5% 71.7% 71.8% 71.6% 71.0% 72.3% 70.8% 73.5% 76.4% 79.3% 81.5% 82.1% 82.7% 81.0% 81.9% 84.1% 83.7% 82.9%
Daily Utilization per Aircraft
Block Hours           10.04          10.13          10.32          10.55          10.68          10.53            9.95            9.58            9.18          10.31          10.86          11.15            11.17            10.72            10.79            11.01            10.71     10.65
Airborne Hours            8.73            8.81            8.98            9.17            9.21            9.04            8.62            8.33            8.25            8.70            9.43          10.86            11.20            10.74            10.83            11.01            10.75     10.65
Departures            3.87            3.83            3.84            3.84            3.83            3.67            3.41            3.20            2.99            3.24            3.26            3.36             3.33             3.14             3.12             3.05             2.85       2.73
Note: Shaded data means data appear questionable.