Continental Airlines Aircraft Operating Statistics- Cost Per Block Hour (Unadjusted)
Continental Airlines
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
  Small Narrowbodies $1,843 $1,936 $1,971 $2,030 $2,001 $2,482 $2,589 $2,550 $2,748 $2,766 $3,012 $3,088 $3,165 $3,990 $3,282 $3,496 $3,740    
(Ex Fuel) $1,360 $1,409 $1,419 $1,616 $1,631 $1,805 $1,954 $2,003 $2,064 $1,907 $1,737 $1,652 $1,660 $1,743 $1,957 $1,979 $1,787
Pilots $393 $405 $452 $587 $570 $570 $599 $502 $666 $612 $550 $497 $500 $515 $607 $602 $653
Salaries and Wages $325 $332 $374 $504 $492 $492 $514 $424 $416 $414 $377 $350 $373 $387 $442 $476 $508
Pilot Training $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7 $19 $23 $22 $18
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $46 $46 $45 $45 $41 $45 $50 $48 $225 $170 $145 $117 $88 $76 $110 $73 $95
Per Diem/ Personnel $22 $26 $32 $39 $37 $32 $35 $30 $25 $28 $28 $30 $32 $33 $31 $31 $32
Purchased Goods $517 $581 $601 $457 $406 $712 $678 $600 $743 $917 $1,332 $1,496 $1,565 $2,312 $1,395 $1,587 $2,002
Fuel/Oil $483 $527 $551 $414 $370 $677 $635 $547 $684 $859 $1,276 $1,437 $1,505 $2,246 $1,325 $1,517 $1,952
Insurance $9 $8 $6 $4 $2 $2 $10 $21 $25 $26 $23 $28 $27 $32 $44 $45 $16
Other (inc. Tax) $25 $46 $44 $39 $33 $34 $33 $32 $34 $32 $33 $31 $32 $34 $26 $25 $33
Maintenance $466 $489 $487 $517 $533 $648 $676 $676 $628 $629 $578 $569 $586 $587 $602 $614 $511
Labor $70 $76 $83 $86 $96 $104 $94 $59 $57 $98 $78 $47 $46 $57 $61 $59 $74
Materials $43 $45 $44 $45 $48 $66 $68 $65 $54 $56 $50 $57 $66 $72 $100 $98 $59
Third Party $302 $236 $243 $237 $248 $293 $279 $257 $270 $267 $273 $287 $305 $291 $295 $261 $257
Total Direct $415 $350 $364 $366 $387 $463 $440 $375 $378 $411 $390 $389 $405 $416 $400 $398 $341
Burden $52 $139 $123 $151 $146 $184 $236 $300 $250 $218 $188 $179 $181 $171 $202 $216 $170
Aircraft Ownership $461 $450 $426 $461 $501 $543 $624 $757 $693 $593 $546 $521 $506 $565 $668 $682 $458
Rentals $372 $372 $372 $401 $412 $438 $515 $593 $557 $478 $441 $415 $394 $442 $524 $585 $427
Depreciation and Amortization $88 $77 $54 $60 $89 $104 $109 $165 $136 $115 $105 $105 $111 $123 $144 $98 $31
Other $5 $11 $5 $8 -$9 $10 $12 $15 $18 $15 $7 $6 $8 $10 $10 $12 $116
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet             267             262             265             274             279             248             222             193             180             163             149             147              147              129                91                67                61           -             -  
Seats Per Departure             129             126             125             125             128             125             122             121             120             118             119             120              120              120              120              120              120           -             -  
Average Stage Length             731             783             822             859             905             903             901             884             910             944             985             967              965              966              965            1,003            1,029           -             -  
Gallons of Fuel Per Block Hour             906             896             904             899             870             872             819             799             797             768             742             718              713              706              695              697              694           -             -  
Load Factor 63.4% 67.3% 71.0% 71.6% 71.8% 71.5% 69.4% 69.2% 71.7% 72.0% 76.1% 79.4% 79.8% 79.3% 78.9% 79.3% 76.6%
Daily Utilization per Aircraft
Block Hours            9.24            9.70            9.90            9.97          10.00            9.80            9.40            8.38            8.02            8.34            9.08            9.57            10.07             9.39             9.10             9.20             9.95           -             -  
Airborne Hours            7.64            8.05            8.25            8.24            8.27            8.10            7.78            6.93            6.64            6.82            7.46            7.80             8.20             7.69             7.51             7.71             8.36           -             -  
Departures            4.46            4.39            4.31            4.16            4.00            3.90            3.74            3.40            3.17            3.15            3.30            3.47             3.65             3.41             3.35             3.37             3.55           -             -  
  Large Narrowbodies $2,215 $2,269 $2,331 $2,364 $3,311 $2,790 $2,498 $2,427 $2,915 $3,093 $3,534 $3,667 $3,791 $4,813 $3,831 $4,025 $4,642    
(Ex Fuel) $1,622 $1,594 $1,606 $1,815 $2,550 $1,798 $1,737 $1,758 $2,079 $2,008 $1,910 $1,806 $1,843 $1,885 $2,073 $2,008 $2,008
Pilots $396 $438 $518 $572 $871 $723 $648 $549 $726 $664 $593 $537 $540 $560 $638 $619 $666
Salaries and Wages $328 $361 $433 $493 $754 $625 $554 $463 $454 $450 $407 $379 $403 $420 $465 $491 $520
Pilot Training $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7 $20 $24 $23 $18
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $46 $49 $52 $44 $62 $57 $55 $53 $245 $185 $156 $126 $95 $85 $115 $74 $94
Per Diem/ Personnel $21 $27 $33 $36 $55 $41 $38 $33 $27 $30 $30 $32 $35 $35 $33 $32 $33
Purchased Goods $646 $750 $795 $610 $830 $1,046 $817 $730 $887 $1,132 $1,671 $1,907 $1,994 $2,975 $1,795 $2,058 $2,692
Fuel/Oil $593 $674 $726 $549 $760 $992 $761 $668 $836 $1,085 $1,624 $1,861 $1,948 $2,928 $1,758 $2,017 $2,633
Insurance $20 $16 $11 $8 $6 $4 $16 $23 $10 $7 $5 $5 $4 $3 $4 $8 $15
Other (inc. Tax) $32 $59 $58 $52 $64 $50 $40 $39 $42 $40 $41 $41 $42 $44 $34 $33 $44
Maintenance $72 $163 $130 $228 $506 $251 $317 $421 $565 $593 $583 $558 $616 $635 $731 $682 $704
Labor $24 $39 $39 $41 $76 $64 $56 $55 $90 $110 $94 $75 $73 $92 $98 $103 $105
Materials $12 $38 $19 $38 $54 $22 $26 $35 $45 $49 $50 $45 $56 $58 $82 $54 $40
Third Party $20 $45 $42 $90 $251 $98 $129 $148 $207 $231 $254 $265 $299 $299 $309 $295 $332
Total Direct $57 $120 $94 $154 $366 $179 $207 $232 $340 $387 $393 $382 $426 $448 $489 $439 $475
Burden $15 $43 $36 $73 $139 $72 $110 $188 $225 $206 $190 $176 $190 $187 $242 $243 $229
Aircraft Ownership $1,111 $916 $886 $950 $1,099 $766 $712 $729 $732 $699 $683 $663 $636 $636 $658 $658 $385
Rentals $1,075 $892 $853 $856 $941 $634 $585 $580 $578 $542 $536 $519 $487 $465 $457 $422 $322
Depreciation and Amortization $36 $24 $33 $95 $158 $132 $127 $149 $154 $158 $147 $143 $149 $170 $202 $236 $63
Other -$10 $2 $2 $4 $5 $4 $4 -$2 $5 $4 $4 $3 $6 $7 $8 $8 $195
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet               14               16               20               27               34               72               97             120             119             138             147             161              165              184              202              212              234           -             -  
Seats Per Departure             182             182             181             180             179             169             166             165             165             167             166             167              168              168              170              171              170           -             -  
Average Stage Length          2,033          2,140          2,274          2,147          1,860          1,500          1,432          1,375          1,373          1,342          1,395          1,507            1,550            1,534            1,502            1,504            1,486           -             -  
Gallons of Fuel Per Block Hour          1,083          1,117          1,143          1,149          1,165             921             973             926             920             947             951             924              925              915              914              922              907           -             -  
Load Factor                 1                 1                 1                 1                 1                 1                 1                 1                 1                 1                 1                 1                  1                  1                  1                  1                  1      
Daily Utilization per Aircraft
Block Hours                13               13               13               12               12               12               11               11               11               10               11               12                12                11                11                11                10           -             -  
Airborne Hours               11               12               12               11               11               10               10                 9                 9                 9                 9               10                11                10                  9                  9                  9           -             -  
Departures                 3                 3                 3                 2                 3                 3                 3                 3                 3                 3                 3                 3                  3                  3                  3                  3                  3           -             -  
  Widebodies $4,437 $5,063 $5,325 $5,137 $4,992 $5,910 $4,881 $3,760 $4,360 $4,671 $5,667 $6,472 $6,632 $9,017 $6,956 $7,473 $8,863    
(Ex Fuel) $3,038 $3,346 $3,585 $3,833 $3,722 $3,738 $3,226 $2,418 $2,783 $2,498 $2,452 $2,644 $2,597 $2,794 $3,205 $3,186 $3,138
Pilots $483 $548 $623 $737 $878 $938 $902 $728 $901 $872 $765 $681 $681 $749 $846 $826 $839
Salaries and Wages $401 $462 $539 $645 $762 $813 $774 $615 $563 $590 $525 $480 $508 $562 $618 $655 $697
Pilot Training $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9 $28 $32 $31 $25
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $58 $62 $63 $57 $61 $71 $75 $69 $304 $242 $202 $160 $120 $113 $153 $98 $73
Per Diem/ Personnel $24 $24 $21 $35 $56 $53 $52 $43 $34 $39 $39 $41 $44 $47 $44 $42 $44
Purchased Goods $1,493 $1,886 $1,889 $1,434 $1,390 $2,293 $1,764 $1,460 $1,674 $2,265 $3,307 $3,922 $4,130 $6,323 $3,830 $4,366 $5,828
Fuel/Oil $1,399 $1,717 $1,740 $1,304 $1,270 $2,171 $1,655 $1,342 $1,577 $2,173 $3,215 $3,828 $4,036 $6,223 $3,751 $4,287 $5,725
Insurance $25 $18 $11 $5 $5 $8 $23 $40 $19 $12 $10 $10 $9 $7 $7 $9 $7
Other (inc. Tax) $68 $151 $138 $125 $116 $113 $86 $78 $79 $80 $82 $84 $86 $94 $72 $70 $96
Maintenance $1,582 $1,704 $1,989 $1,954 $1,417 $1,297 $848 $641 $865 $709 $806 $1,074 $1,025 $1,114 $1,351 $1,316 $1,334
Labor $131 $217 $307 $244 $89 $89 $88 $88 $149 $64 $88 $138 $133 $165 $178 $186 $188
Materials $189 $261 $247 $185 $176 $161 $97 $61 $62 $44 $57 $108 $105 $96 $114 $93 $80
Third Party $1,107 $924 $1,186 $1,059 $782 $686 $395 $223 $313 $362 $402 $498 $480 $527 $622 $570 $634
Total Direct $1,427 $1,217 $1,451 $1,344 $1,029 $931 $558 $356 $520 $463 $544 $735 $707 $785 $911 $848 $899
Burden $156 $539 $565 $610 $388 $367 $290 $285 $345 $246 $263 $339 $318 $329 $440 $468 $436
Aircraft Ownership $809 $939 $866 $1,093 $1,291 $1,340 $1,425 $976 $911 $817 $827 $834 $833 $832 $920 $952 $522
Rentals $643 $728 $539 $655 $760 $802 $778 $544 $501 $445 $463 $464 $447 $427 $445 $423 $416
Depreciation and Amortization $166 $211 $327 $437 $531 $539 $646 $433 $410 $373 $364 $370 $386 $405 $475 $529 $107
Other $70 -$13 -$42 -$81 $15 $41 -$58 -$45 $9 $8 -$39 -$38 -$37 -$1 $8 $13 $339
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet               19               16               28               36               42               39               38               39               40               42               41               42                42                45                44                46                49           -             -  
Seats Per Departure             265             253             249             249             258             264             253             243             242             244             245             247              247              248              249              246              249           -             -  
Average Stage Length          2,428          3,429          3,379          3,328          3,698          3,966          3,618          3,712          3,537          3,711          3,989          4,266            4,315            4,589            4,649            4,736            4,589           -             -  
Gallons of Fuel Per Block Hour          2,526          2,744          2,759          2,745          2,602          2,457          2,071          1,886          1,880          1,880          1,870          1,894            1,889            1,900            1,919            1,941            1,887           -             -  
Load Factor 74.9% 76.2% 76.1% 74.1% 74.4% 76.0% 72.4% 76.7% 75.9% 80.3% 79.3% 79.5% 80.7% 78.5% 79.7% 84.2% 82.0%
Daily Utilization per Aircraft
Block Hours           10.05          10.32            9.27          10.38          11.11          12.04          12.58          12.54          13.32          14.18          14.68          14.22            14.88            14.04            14.15            13.60            13.25           -             -  
Airborne Hours            9.05            9.46            8.46            9.43          10.14          11.03          11.53          11.60          12.29          13.09          13.56          13.18            13.77            13.49            13.37            12.95            12.54           -             -  
Departures            1.87            1.43            1.30            1.48            1.44            1.46            1.65            1.62            1.79            1.83            1.77            1.60             1.65             1.49             1.49             1.41             1.42           -             -  
  Total Fleet $2,042 $2,138 $2,281 $2,404 $2,526 $2,983 $2,857 $2,681 $3,078 $3,238 $3,695 $3,888 $3,998 $5,235 $4,250 $4,557 $5,231    
(Ex Fuel) $1,490 $1,533 $1,616 $1,879 $1,999 $2,046 $2,053 $1,972 $2,188 $2,053 $1,935 $1,879 $1,892 $1,987 $2,244 $2,217 $2,169
Pilots $400 $415 $472 $602 $642 $651 $653 $552 $728 $680 $606 $544 $547 $577 $667 $654 $694
Salaries and Wages $330 $342 $393 $518 $555 $563 $560 $467 $455 $460 $415 $384 $408 $433 $487 $518 $549
Pilot Training $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7 $21 $25 $24 $19
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $47 $48 $47 $46 $46 $51 $55 $53 $246 $189 $159 $128 $97 $87 $121 $78 $91
Per Diem/ Personnel $22 $26 $31 $38 $41 $37 $38 $33 $27 $31 $31 $32 $35 $36 $34 $34 $35
Purchased Goods $592 $667 $725 $579 $578 $987 $860 $774 $952 $1,244 $1,818 $2,067 $2,164 $3,309 $2,059 $2,393 $3,127
Fuel/Oil $552 $606 $665 $525 $527 $937 $804 $709 $890 $1,185 $1,760 $2,009 $2,106 $3,248 $2,006 $2,340 $3,062
Insurance $11 $9 $7 $4 $3 $3 $14 $24 $18 $15 $13 $14 $13 $13 $14 $15 $14
Other (inc. Tax) $29 $53 $53 $50 $47 $47 $42 $41 $44 $44 $45 $44 $45 $49 $39 $38 $51
Maintenance $518 $534 $583 $647 $642 $638 $590 $575 $642 $628 $619 $641 $668 $697 $810 $785 $783
Labor $71 $81 $98 $99 $93 $93 $82 $62 $85 $97 $87 $74 $73 $93 $104 $110 $114
Materials $51 $57 $59 $60 $65 $68 $59 $53 $52 $51 $51 $59 $67 $68 $92 $69 $50
Third Party $340 $261 $305 $313 $316 $298 $249 $212 $253 $268 $286 $308 $329 $333 $361 $339 $372
Total Direct $462 $383 $433 $453 $467 $457 $386 $319 $386 $410 $417 $439 $461 $492 $542 $506 $527
Burden $56 $154 $153 $194 $176 $182 $205 $256 $256 $218 $202 $202 $206 $205 $268 $279 $255
Aircraft Ownership $524 $512 $501 $578 $668 $694 $754 $779 $744 $678 $655 $637 $619 $646 $706 $715 $421
Rentals $434 $431 $426 $473 $515 $529 $570 $581 $556 $499 $487 $473 $447 $452 $470 $451 $356
Depreciation and Amortization $90 $81 $75 $105 $153 $165 $184 $198 $188 $178 $168 $164 $172 $194 $236 $264 $65
Other $9 $9 $1 -$2 -$4 $12 $1 $0 $11 $9 -$2 -$2 $0 $7 $8 $10 $207
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet             300             294             313             338             355             360             357             352             339             343             336             349              353              358              337              325              344           -             -  
Seats Per Departure             144             140             144             148             155             157             157             159             162             166             166             167              167              171              176              179              179           -             -  
Average Stage Length             817             882             959          1,034          1,107          1,154          1,178          1,216          1,266          1,320          1,381          1,423            1,443            1,492            1,549            1,613            1,606           -             -  
Gallons of Fuel Per Block Hour          1,027          1,017          1,079          1,126          1,123          1,082          1,027          1,005          1,023          1,039          1,027             998              995            1,009            1,039            1,067            1,043           -             -  
Load Factor 65.9% 68.3% 71.5% 72.2% 73.1% 74.4% 72.4% 74.2% 75.7% 77.8% 79.8% 81.5% 82.1% 81.2% 82.4% 83.9% 81.8%
Daily Utilization per Aircraft
Block Hours             9.45            9.93          10.06          10.19          10.33          10.48          10.26            9.59            9.59            9.91          10.58          11.12            11.65            11.04            10.60            10.69            10.72           -             -  
Airborne Hours            7.91            8.34            8.50            8.58            8.71            8.88            8.74            8.10            8.04            8.45            9.06            9.51             9.96             9.62             9.32             9.51             9.50           -             -  
Departures            4.21            4.13            3.93            3.73            3.58            3.51            3.38            3.10            3.00            2.97            3.05            3.09             3.19             2.97             2.81             2.78             2.78           -             -  
Note: Shaded data means data appear questionable.