Alaska Airlines Employee Data and Analysis
Alaska Airlines
  1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Traffic Indicies                                    
Stage Length in Miles (for SLA purposes)                729               730               729               752               766               789               797               829               866               886               898               919               926               979            1,035            1,085            1,114            1,161
Seats Per Departure (for SDA purposes)               132               132               133               133               133               131               131               132               134               135               138               140               144               146               148               149               150               150
Price Per Gallon of Fuel  $          0.57  $          0.67  $          0.64  $          0.46  $          0.59  $          0.93  $          0.71  $          0.70  $          0.81  $          1.22  $          1.68  $          2.03  $          2.20  $          3.15  $          1.78  $          2.27  $          3.15  $          3.18
Airborne Hours / Block Hours 86% 86% 86% 86% 86% 86% 86% 86% 87% 87% 80% 86% 86% 86% 87% 88% 86% 89%
Outsourcing Indicies                                    
Maintenance $'s Outsourced 57.0% 55.6% 55.6% 54.3% 61.6% 62.7% 54.7% 58.9% 56.9% 58.0% 76.6% 56.6% 57.0% 54.7% 56.0% 55.9% 53.3% 52.1%
Other Outsourcing as % of  Total Exp. (ex-Fuel) 9.1% 9.2% 9.3% 9.4% 9.6% 9.9% 9.8% 10.6% 9.9% 10.0% 12.4% 11.6% 24.7% 14.6% 9.6% 10.6% 9.7% 9.1%
Transport Related Expense (000)  $      20,594  $        9,325  $        9,545  $      14,955  $      14,759  $      10,875  $      12,204  $        9,261  $      11,003  $      25,177  $      21,507  $      21,833  $      21,239  $     245,039  $     283,492  $     299,251  $     710,369  $     734,484
Productivity Measures (unadjusted)                                    
Block Hours Per Employee Per Month
Pilots & Co-Pilots (note: Includes Flight Engineers where applicable)              53.9              52.1              49.4              33.4              32.3              48.3              46.5              49.4              51.1              50.4              58.2              54.3              54.4              53.9              54.9              31.3              31.3              57.8
Flight Attendants (note: Avg Crew = 1 FA per 50 seats)              47.0              36.3              47.4            148.9            144.0              44.9              44.1              45.6              45.4              42.3              48.6              44.7              44.9              45.9              45.4         3,036.8         3,363.4              40.9
Maintenance              56.1            989.1              57.5         1,147.2         1,097.4              53.2              48.5              52.8              57.4              38.3            194.8            244.4              53.9              50.4              48.4              53.1              56.9              59.9
Passenger, Cargo and Aircraft Handling               7.5               7.2               6.7               6.9               6.7               6.6               6.6               6.8               7.6               9.1              10.0               9.4              10.6              10.1              10.0              11.4              12.9              13.4
Other              21.7              22.2              22.1              22.5              22.5              21.5              21.4              22.6              23.3              30.5              23.9              25.0              23.1              23.3              24.9              29.6              27.2              28.4
Total               3.4               3.4               3.2               3.3               3.2               3.1               3.1               3.2               3.4               3.7               4.2               4.0               3.9               3.8               3.8               4.0               4.2               4.2
ASMs Per Employee (000)
Pilots & Co-Pilots       15,566.3       15,084.8       14,372.6         6,170.0         5,962.4       13,974.8       13,321.6       14,564.1       15,520.0       15,469.0       16,750.7       17,030.5       17,482.8       17,797.9       18,728.9         6,584.9         6,660.2       20,409.1
Flight Attendants       10,277.7         7,965.7       10,387.7       32,762.3       31,661.8         9,905.5         9,648.6       10,160.5       10,295.7         9,634.7       10,120.4       10,030.4       10,047.2       10,400.6       10,446.3      718,727.0      803,669.6         9,868.7
Maintenance       32,366.3      573,223.9       33,411.5      672,282.4      642,617.3       30,809.3       27,822.2       31,168.6       34,810.2       23,546.9      112,036.3      153,162.3       34,640.4       33,319.0       33,022.8       37,365.0       40,676.5       43,361.6
Passenger, Cargo and Aircraft Handling         4,335.0         4,168.9         3,870.6         4,053.8         3,914.0         3,807.1         3,757.9         4,038.3         4,615.2         5,564.7         5,765.5         5,867.1         6,826.5         6,678.5         6,834.7         7,983.2         9,227.9         9,719.0
Other       12,520.4       12,848.1       12,842.0       13,161.4       13,194.4       12,421.0       12,272.3       13,358.0       14,116.7       18,718.8       13,754.0       15,645.6       14,882.4       15,409.0       16,983.8       20,814.9       19,472.2       20,528.0
Total         1,981.6         1,949.0         1,874.0         1,929.6         1,863.7         1,816.7         1,771.4         1,908.5         2,083.8         2,250.0         2,405.4         2,501.4         2,501.4         2,515.9         2,597.5         2,825.4         2,974.2         3,071.6
Employees Per Aircraft
Pilots & Co-Pilots (Crews)               6.1               6.7               7.1              10.5              10.6               6.8               4.3               6.5               6.3               6.7               6.1               6.2               6.1               6.0               5.4               9.7              10.4               5.6
Flight Attendants (Crews)               7.0               9.5               7.4               2.4               2.4               7.3               4.5               7.1               7.1               7.9               7.3               7.5               7.4               7.0               6.5               0.1               0.1               8.0
Maintenance (Inhouse)               5.9               0.4               6.1               0.3               0.3               6.2               4.1               6.1               5.6               8.8               1.8               1.4               6.2               6.4               6.1               5.7               5.7               5.4
Passenger, Cargo and Aircraft Handling (Inhouse)              43.8              48.1              52.5              50.7              51.3              49.9              30.3              47.1              42.2              37.1              35.3              35.7              31.3              32.0              29.6              26.6              25.2              24.2
Other (Inhouse)              15.1              15.6              15.8              15.6              15.2              15.3               9.3              14.2              13.8              11.0              14.8              13.4              14.4              13.9              11.9              10.2              11.9              11.5
Total              95.7            103.0            108.4            106.4            107.7            104.6              64.2              99.6              93.5              91.8              84.6              83.8              85.5              84.9              77.9              75.3              78.2              76.6
Passengers Per Employee
Pilots & Co-Pilots          11,367          11,948          11,437            4,793            4,680          10,916          10,162          10,650          11,180          11,316          12,591          12,556          12,678          12,351          12,590            4,450            4,473          13,415
Flight Attendants            7,505            6,309            8,266          25,450          24,854            7,737            7,360            7,430            7,417            7,048            7,607            7,395            7,286            7,217            7,022        485,716        539,693            6,487
Maintenance          23,634        454,036          26,587        522,238        504,436          24,065          21,223          22,791          25,075          17,225          84,216        112,924          25,120          23,122          22,198          25,251          27,316          28,501
Passenger, Cargo and Aircraft Handling            3,166            3,302            3,080            3,149            3,072            2,974            2,866            2,953            3,325            4,071            4,334            4,326            4,950            4,635            4,594            5,395            6,197            6,388
Other            9,143          10,177          10,219          10,224          10,357            9,702            9,361            9,768          10,169          13,693          10,339          11,535          10,792          10,693          11,417          14,067          13,076          13,493
Total            1,447            1,544            1,491            1,499            1,463            1,419            1,351            1,396            1,501            1,646            1,808            1,844            1,814            1,746            1,746            1,909            1,997            2,019
Productivity Measures Revenue                                    
Passenger Revenue Per Employee (000)
Pilots & Co-Pilots  $     1,074.5  $     1,119.3  $     1,169.8  $        503.5  $        508.6  $     1,272.9  $     1,163.4  $     1,222.2  $     1,330.8  $     1,361.9  $     1,591.1  $     1,737.5  $     1,791.0  $     1,872.5  $     1,869.3  $        700.4  $        756.6  $     2,382.3
Flight Attendants  $        709.4  $        591.1  $        845.4  $     2,673.5  $     2,700.6  $        902.3  $        842.6  $        852.6  $        882.8  $        848.2  $        961.3  $     1,023.4  $     1,029.3  $     1,094.2  $     1,042.6  $    76,441.8  $    91,293.4  $     1,151.9
Maintenance  $     2,234.1  $    42,534.0  $     2,719.3  $    54,859.6  $    54,812.4  $     2,806.3  $     2,429.7  $     2,615.6  $     2,984.9  $     2,073.0  $    10,642.1  $    15,626.4  $     3,548.7  $     3,505.5  $     3,295.9  $     3,974.0  $     4,620.7  $     5,061.4
Passenger, Cargo and Aircraft Handling  $        299.2  $        309.3  $        315.0  $        330.8  $        333.8  $        346.8  $        328.2  $        338.9  $        395.7  $        489.9  $        547.7  $        598.6  $        699.3  $        702.6  $        682.1  $        849.1  $     1,048.3  $     1,134.5
Other  $        864.2  $        953.3  $     1,045.2  $     1,074.0  $     1,125.4  $     1,131.4  $     1,071.7  $     1,121.0  $     1,210.5  $     1,648.0  $     1,306.5  $     1,596.2  $     1,524.6  $     1,621.2  $     1,695.1  $     2,213.8  $     2,212.0  $     2,396.2
Total  $        136.8  $        144.6  $        152.5  $        157.5  $        159.0  $        165.5  $        154.7  $        160.2  $        178.7  $        198.1  $        228.5  $        255.2  $        256.3  $        264.7  $        259.3  $        300.5  $        337.9  $        358.5
Salary and Benefits                                    
Average Salary
Management and All Other  $      34,904  $      37,013  $      47,448  $      41,999  $      51,255  $      55,377  $      63,949  $      68,064  $      65,779  $      87,580  $      65,052  $      83,983  $      76,943  $      87,479  $     134,037  $     164,828  $     135,091  $     146,837
Pilots & Co-Pilots  $     104,893  $     106,838  $     114,791  $      52,344  $      52,773  $     132,140  $     141,808  $     151,734  $     163,211  $     160,974  $     145,953  $     129,620  $     130,022  $     132,877  $     163,096  $      50,627  $      50,855  $     155,024
Flight Attendants  $      29,671  $      22,959  $      29,641  $      82,012  $      83,422  $      32,153  $      29,627  $      30,603  $      30,794  $      28,671  $      30,032  $      31,884  $      33,149  $      34,795  $      45,084  $  2,578,412  $  2,930,424  $      35,433
Maintenance  $      28,916  $     589,692  $      38,690  $     761,800  $     705,741  $      38,320  $      45,419  $      47,098  $      52,479  $      33,082  $      48,241  $     373,816  $      77,378  $      78,028  $      76,796  $      76,972  $      80,347  $      84,243
Passenger, Cargo and Aircraft Handling  $      27,642  $      27,874  $      26,876  $      27,264  $      25,827  $      29,529  $      29,279  $      30,180  $      32,218  $      39,848  $      35,871  $      23,152  $      30,692  $      31,537  $      29,704  $      31,789  $      35,586  $      36,505
Total  $      39,118  $      40,203  $      42,565  $      42,643  $      43,138  $      47,711  $      50,478  $      52,804  $      55,831  $      59,991  $      55,810  $      56,492  $      56,718  $      59,364  $      71,780  $      71,588  $      71,745  $      74,091
Other Compensation Per Employee (All Employees)
Benefits, Pensions and Payroll Taxes
Pilots & Co-Pilots  $      16,725  $      17,997  $      18,213  $      10,191  $      11,284  $      26,515  $      27,178  $      38,640  $      56,021  $      53,862  $      56,671  $      55,808  $      58,006  $      41,074  $      84,110  $      21,118  $      22,020  $      67,103
All Others  $        4,875  $        5,525  $        5,694  $        9,973  $      10,808  $        7,563  $        8,495  $      10,740  $      13,718  $      14,647  $      14,771  $      16,514  $      12,964  $      13,486  $      14,313  $      20,744  $      19,932  $      14,972
Total  $        6,383  $        7,137  $        7,327  $      10,041  $      10,956  $      10,027  $      10,979  $      14,396  $      19,397  $      20,351  $      20,788  $      22,286  $      19,408  $      17,386  $      23,993  $      20,905  $      20,864  $      22,818
Personnel
Pilots & Co-Pilots  $        7,410  $        7,029  $      10,128  $        3,380  $        2,404  $        5,369  $        5,630  $        5,742  $        5,818  $        5,564  $        6,096  $        6,255  $        6,932  $        7,508  $        9,717  $        3,944  $        3,922  $      12,434
Flight Attendents  $        9,413  $        7,796  $        8,898  $      35,587  $      31,245  $      11,787  $      10,181  $        8,739  $        8,206  $        7,970  $        9,710  $        9,917  $      10,181  $      10,926  $      11,302  $     932,618  $  1,158,273  $      15,453
Payroll Taxes
Pilots & Co-Pilots  $        6,196  $        5,604  $        6,234  $        2,653  $        2,713  $        7,136  $        7,378  $        8,339  $        8,723  $        8,460  $        8,784  $        7,340  $        7,790  $        7,771  $      10,642  $        3,484  $        3,506  $      10,716
All Others  $        2,627  $        2,708  $        2,656  $        3,295  $        3,329  $        2,966  $        3,108  $        3,168  $        3,318  $        3,711  $        3,562  $        4,067  $        3,922  $        4,110  $        3,977  $        5,929  $        6,221  $        3,897