Northwest Airlines Employee Data and Analysis
Northwest 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)               846              862              882              899              905                914                928              921              915                925                961                978              1,003              1,085              1,142                   -                     -                   -  
Seats Per Departure (for SDA purposes)              183              186              188              188              188                189                184              179              176                176                178                179                184                191                192                   -                     -                   -  
Price Per Gallon of Fuel  $          0.56  $          0.67  $          0.65  $          0.54  $          0.54  $            0.83  $            0.79  $          0.70  $          0.81  $            1.18  $            1.69  $            2.03  $            2.05  $            3.61  $            1.89  $               -    $               -    $             -  
Airborne Hours / Block Hours 84% 84% 84% 83% 83% 83% 83% 84% 84% 84% 84% 84% 83% 84% 83% 0% 0% 0%
Outsourcing Indicies                                    
Maintenance $'s Outsourced 18.5% 22.1% 24.0% 26.6% 26.4% 24.4% 28.0% 27.5% 36.7% 34.9% 56.8% 72.0% 73.6% 68.9% 60.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Other Outsourcing as % of  Total Exp. (ex-Fuel) 9.7% 9.8% 10.5% 10.3% 11.0% 11.2% 10.4% 10.2% 10.7% 9.6% 11.1% 12.2% 14.0% 13.3% 15.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Transport Related Expense (000)  $    102,213  $    100,103  $    100,762  $      64,062  $      77,747  $      112,373  $      146,619  $    163,150  $    185,645  $    1,430,601  $    1,894,571  $    1,625,788  $    1,539,975  $    2,399,362  $    1,459,053  $               -    $               -    $             -  
Productivity Measures (unadjusted)                                    
Block Hours Per Employee Per Month
Pilots & Co-Pilots (note: Includes Flight Engineers where applicable)             43.9             43.7             42.9             42.4             41.1               41.4               39.5             42.4             44.3               47.3               46.1               47.1               48.9               44.9               40.4                   -                     -                   -  
Flight Attendants (note: Avg Crew = 1 FA per 50 seats)             45.2             45.4             45.3             40.9             44.1               43.6               42.8             45.6             47.4               47.5               46.3               48.6               50.8               50.9               48.4                   -                     -                   -  
Maintenance             23.1             23.5             21.3             17.7             19.8               21.2               22.2             24.8             38.2               46.2               78.9              399.7              400.6              366.5               69.4                   -                     -                   -  
Passenger, Cargo and Aircraft Handling               6.0               5.9               6.0               5.4               5.8                 5.9                 5.9               6.3               6.5                 7.0                 7.6                 8.2                 8.8                 8.3                 9.1                   -                     -                   -  
Other             15.1             15.6             15.6             14.3             15.2               15.4               15.9             18.0             19.2               21.7               21.2               21.1               20.1               18.0               10.3                   -                     -                   -  
Total               2.5               2.5               2.5               2.2               2.4                 2.4                 2.4               2.6               2.8                 3.0                 3.2                 3.5                 3.6                 3.3                 2.9                   -                     -                   -  
ASMs Per Employee (000)
Pilots & Co-Pilots       17,881.4       18,105.4       17,967.8       17,752.7       17,103.2         17,309.3         16,150.2       16,910.6       17,425.1         18,516.9         18,401.5         18,917.7         19,882.6         19,436.0         17,893.2                   -                     -                   -  
Flight Attendants       10,070.4       10,104.4       10,068.6         9,071.8         9,741.2           9,627.7           9,511.2       10,124.8       10,600.6         10,596.4         10,374.2         10,892.9         11,235.8         11,571.6         11,147.4                   -                     -                   -  
Maintenance       18,850.3       19,442.0       17,829.3       14,799.2       16,491.4         17,690.9         18,105.2       19,772.5       30,032.8         36,155.8         62,955.7       321,034.0       325,624.9       317,479.1         61,406.5                   -                     -                   -  
Passenger, Cargo and Aircraft Handling         4,860.7         4,925.7         5,036.6         4,538.8         4,827.4           4,967.2           4,841.3         5,019.2         5,146.3           5,494.1           6,045.5           6,615.9           7,186.1           7,187.8           8,022.1                   -                     -                   -  
Other       12,273.9       12,936.3       13,024.8       11,956.6       12,633.2         12,886.1         13,001.5       14,373.1       15,108.1         16,962.1         16,949.2         16,926.6         16,327.5         15,569.6           9,114.6                   -                     -                   -  
Total         2,011.7         2,054.8         2,052.3         1,855.1         1,964.4           2,008.2           1,974.8         2,092.7         2,241.9           2,379.7           2,554.3           2,789.4           2,913.4           2,899.7           2,521.9                   -                     -                   -  
Employees Per Aircraft
Pilots & Co-Pilots (Crews)               6.6               6.6               6.8               6.3               7.0                 7.1                 7.0               6.2               6.0                 5.7                 5.9                 6.1                 5.9                 6.4                 6.9                   -                     -                   -  
Flight Attendants (Crews)               6.4               6.4               6.4               6.5               6.6                 6.8                 6.5               5.8               5.6                 5.7                 5.9                 5.9                 5.6                 5.7                 5.8                   -                     -                   -  
Maintenance (Inhouse)             12.6             12.3             13.7             15.0             14.6               13.9               12.5             10.7               6.9                 5.8                 3.5                 0.7                 0.7                 0.8                 4.0                   -                     -                   -  
Passenger, Cargo and Aircraft Handling (Inhouse)             48.7             48.7             48.3             48.9             49.8               49.6               46.8             42.0             40.3               38.4               36.2               34.7               32.4               34.8               30.9                   -                     -                   -  
Other (Inhouse)             19.3             18.6             18.7             18.6             19.0               19.1               17.4             14.7             13.7               12.4               12.9               13.6               14.3               16.1               27.2                   -                     -                   -  
Total            117.7            116.8            118.6            119.8            122.3              122.7              114.8            100.7             92.6               88.7               85.6               82.3               80.0               86.2               98.4                   -                     -                   -  
Passengers Per Employee
Pilots & Co-Pilots          10,069          10,153          10,117            9,811            9,406              9,518              8,582            9,365          10,167            11,219            11,319            12,114            12,382            11,259              9,780                   -                     -                   -  
Flight Attendants            5,671            5,666            5,669            5,014            5,358              5,294              5,054            5,607            6,185              6,420              6,381              6,975              6,997              6,703              6,093                   -                     -                   -  
Maintenance          10,615          10,902          10,039            8,179            9,070              9,728              9,620          10,950          17,524            21,907            38,724          205,572          202,781          183,912            33,565                   -                     -                   -  
Passenger, Cargo and Aircraft Handling            2,737            2,762            2,836            2,509            2,655              2,731              2,573            2,780            3,003              3,329              3,719              4,236              4,475              4,164              4,385                   -                     -                   -  
Other            6,912            7,254            7,334            6,608            6,948              7,086              6,909            7,960            8,815            10,277            10,425            10,839            10,168              9,019              4,982                   -                     -                   -  
Total            1,133            1,152            1,156            1,025            1,080              1,104              1,049            1,159            1,308              1,442              1,571              1,786              1,814              1,680              1,378                   -                     -                   -  
Productivity Measures Revenue                                    
Passenger Revenue Per Employee (000)
Pilots & Co-Pilots  $     1,583.1  $     1,655.7  $     1,613.1  $     1,458.5  $     1,475.0  $       1,592.3  $       1,346.6  $     1,401.0  $     1,490.0  $       1,706.2  $       1,769.4  $       1,997.6  $       2,141.2  $       2,160.1  $       1,626.3  $               -    $               -    $             -  
Flight Attendants  $        891.6  $        924.1  $        903.9  $        745.3  $        840.1  $          885.6  $          793.1  $        838.8  $        906.4  $          976.4  $          997.5  $       1,150.2  $       1,210.0  $       1,286.1  $       1,013.2  $               -    $               -    $             -  
Maintenance  $     1,668.9  $     1,778.0  $     1,600.7  $     1,215.9  $     1,422.2  $       1,627.4  $       1,509.7  $     1,638.1  $     2,568.0  $       3,331.4  $       6,053.4  $     33,899.1  $     35,067.0  $     35,284.6  $       5,581.3  $               -    $               -    $             -  
Passenger, Cargo and Aircraft Handling  $        430.3  $        450.5  $        452.2  $        372.9  $        416.3  $          456.9  $          403.7  $        415.8  $        440.0  $          506.2  $          581.3  $          698.6  $          773.9  $          798.9  $          729.1  $               -    $               -    $             -  
Other  $     1,086.7  $     1,183.0  $     1,169.3  $        982.3  $     1,089.5  $       1,185.4  $       1,084.1  $     1,190.8  $     1,291.8  $       1,562.9  $       1,629.7  $       1,787.3  $       1,758.3  $       1,730.4  $          828.4  $               -    $               -    $             -  
Total  $        178.1  $        187.9  $        184.3  $        152.4  $        169.4  $          184.7  $          164.7  $        173.4  $        191.7  $          219.3  $          245.6  $          294.5  $          313.7  $          322.3  $          229.2  $               -    $               -    $             -  
Salary and Benefits                                    
Average Salary
Management and All Other  $      51,393  $      51,312  $      53,960  $      54,076  $      56,951  $        61,520  $        65,383  $      66,896  $      75,283  $        82,489  $        77,119  $        69,640  $        93,824  $      108,296  $        47,611  $               -    $               -    $             -  
Pilots & Co-Pilots  $    154,635  $    131,641  $    126,107  $    142,578  $    128,100  $      134,441  $      138,427  $    148,084  $    161,931  $      169,208  $      143,618  $      117,556  $      132,009  $      120,798  $      146,675  $               -    $               -    $             -  
Flight Attendants  $      30,899  $      30,091  $      29,642  $      30,714  $      32,406  $        31,951  $        34,218  $      37,331  $      42,425  $        43,184  $        42,329  $        33,747  $        35,674  $        35,938  $        38,443  $               -    $               -    $             -  
Maintenance  $      54,171  $      52,781  $      51,582  $      49,877  $      46,090  $        52,881  $        72,133  $      72,014  $      72,788  $        74,402  $        99,426  $        76,045  $        58,445  $        57,496  $        23,873  $               -    $               -    $             -  
Passenger, Cargo and Aircraft Handling  $      41,418  $      39,219  $      38,983  $      40,851  $      39,928  $        42,158  $        44,215  $      45,603  $      49,523  $        49,755  $        48,759  $        42,288  $        43,310  $        42,053  $        51,198  $               -    $               -    $             -  
Total  $      54,976  $      51,224  $      50,867  $      52,615  $      51,953  $        55,004  $        59,945  $      62,496  $      68,074  $        69,560  $        66,465  $        55,996  $        63,546  $        64,842  $        59,652  $               -    $               -    $             -  
Other Compensation Per Employee (All Employees)
Benefits, Pensions and Payroll Taxes
Pilots & Co-Pilots  $      21,687  $      29,489  $      24,002  $      26,785  $      31,886  $        24,230  $        29,615  $      38,694  $      53,145  $        56,276  $        72,772  $        49,840  $        27,924  $        30,191  $        45,037  $               -    $               -    $             -  
All Others  $        5,649  $        6,544  $        6,100  $        6,685  $        7,289  $          7,728  $        11,188  $      14,691  $      17,832  $        17,007  $        22,962  $        19,369  $        11,933  $        13,108  $        17,807  $               -    $               -    $             -  
Total  $        7,454  $        9,148  $        8,145  $        8,785  $      10,115  $          9,643  $        13,441  $      17,662  $      22,375  $        22,054  $        29,876  $        23,862  $        14,276  $        15,657  $        21,645  $               -    $               -    $             -  
Personnel
Pilots & Co-Pilots  $        9,504  $        9,771  $        9,925  $      10,834  $      10,510  $        11,247  $        10,339  $        9,913  $      10,210  $        10,582  $        10,581  $        11,410  $        12,302  $        12,919  $        11,991  $               -    $               -    $             -  
Flight Attendents  $      13,767  $      13,956  $      13,815  $      13,786  $      14,796  $        15,780  $        14,735  $      13,294  $      14,097  $        14,000  $        14,873  $        16,480  $        18,123  $        19,766  $        17,203  $               -    $               -    $             -  
Payroll Taxes
Pilots & Co-Pilots  $        5,931  $        5,848  $        6,443  $        7,242  $        6,782  $          7,205  $          7,526  $        7,780  $        8,906  $          9,122  $          8,687  $          8,628  $          7,524  $          8,986  $          6,960  $               -    $               -    $             -  
All Others  $        2,957  $        3,024  $        3,244  $        3,085  $        3,309  $          3,541  $          3,876  $        4,052  $        4,454  $          4,981  $          4,902  $          4,226  $          3,934  $          4,770  $          4,345  $               -    $               -    $             -