Southwest Airlines Aircraft Operating Statistics- Cost Per Block Hour (Unadjusted)
Southwest Airlines
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
  Small Narrowbodies $1,455 $1,583 $1,525 $1,458 $1,550 $1,702 $1,717 $1,705 $1,871 $1,972 $2,091 $2,537 $2,656 $3,141 $3,020 $3,392 $3,872 $4,083 $4,035
(Ex Fuel) $1,025 $1,064 $1,041 $1,094 $1,129 $1,069 $1,106 $1,124 $1,259 $1,284 $1,253 $1,406 $1,414 $1,490 $1,589 $1,679 $1,666 $1,824 $1,887
Pilots $330 $335 $343 $355 $372 $352 $377 $399 $480 $508 $538 $594 $567 $579 $630 $691 $700 $692 $738
Salaries and Wages $254 $256 $261 $269 $278 $280 $300 $320 $348 $377 $407 $425 $435 $452 $491 $529 $546 $530 $554
Pilot Training $2 $2 $2 $2 $2 $2 $2 $3 $3 $3 $3 $3 $3 $3 $6 $5 $5 $6 $5
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $51 $52 $54 $57 $63 $42 $43 $47 $101 $100 $102 $138 $99 $95 $102 $125 $118 $121 $143
Per Diem/ Personnel $23 $26 $27 $28 $28 $28 $31 $29 $28 $27 $27 $28 $29 $29 $30 $31 $31 $35 $36
Purchased Goods $439 $526 $488 $367 $424 $636 $615 $587 $617 $693 $841 $1,229 $1,333 $1,751 $1,517 $1,807 $2,301 $2,358 $2,245
Fuel/Oil $430 $519 $483 $364 $421 $633 $611 $581 $612 $688 $837 $1,131 $1,242 $1,651 $1,431 $1,712 $2,206 $2,259 $2,147
Insurance $9 $7 $5 $3 $3 $3 $4 $7 $5 $4 $3 $21 $15 $13 $14 $16 $15 $14 $13
Other (inc. Tax) $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $77 $75 $88 $71 $79 $80 $85 $85
Maintenance $324 $351 $335 $374 $414 $385 $392 $379 $432 $422 $385 $390 $436 $485 $511 $534 $537 $618 $627
Labor $41 $42 $46 $50 $53 $53 $55 $63 $71 $73 $72 $70 $69 $77 $76 $79 $82 $80 $83
Materials $28 $28 $23 $23 $30 $30 $30 $21 $21 $23 $21 $27 $38 $39 $38 $50 $52 $67 $64
Third Party $218 $222 $207 $237 $262 $231 $224 $215 $231 $224 $196 $219 $264 $297 $315 $321 $317 $376 $381
Total Direct $292 $314 $296 $332 $370 $342 $340 $331 $356 $352 $317 $317 $371 $414 $429 $450 $451 $522 $524
Burden $31 $36 $38 $42 $44 $44 $52 $48 $76 $70 $68 $73 $65 $71 $82 $84 $86 $96 $103
Aircraft Ownership $360 $371 $358 $361 $343 $329 $333 $340 $342 $344 $327 $324 $320 $325 $362 $298 $94 $160 $170
Rentals $217 $216 $204 $195 $177 $157 $146 $139 $135 $123 $105 $96 $91 $89 $110 $109 $92 $159 $168
Depreciation and Amortization $144 $154 $154 $166 $166 $172 $187 $200 $208 $221 $222 $228 $230 $236 $252 $189 $2 $2 $2
Other $1 $0 $0 $0 -$3 $1 $0 $0 $1 $5 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1 $62 $240 $254 $254
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet             251             229             249             261             291             325             354             365             380             404             432             462              500              535              541              543              554      608         559
Seats Per Departure             132             133             133             133             134             135             135             135             135             136             136             136              136              136              136              136              136      135         138
Average Stage Length             401             412             427             441             464             492             515             538             559             577             608             622              630              636              639              648              664      684         682
Gallons of Fuel Per Block Hour             773             787             822             793             794             775             778             767             760             747             733             735              730              707              705              712              714      631         584
Load Factor 64.5% 66.6% 63.8% 64.8% 69.0% 70.5% 68.1% 65.9% 66.8% 69.5% 70.7% 73.1% 72.6% 71.2% 76.0% 79.3% 80.8% 80.1% 79.4%
Daily Utilization per Aircraft
Block Hours            9.32          11.17          11.26          11.19          11.01          10.98          10.81          10.92          10.83          10.88          11.13          11.22            11.19            10.95            10.26            10.20            10.46   11.45      11.65
Airborne Hours            7.87            9.38            9.51            9.45            9.32            9.33            9.28            9.37            9.32            9.34            9.58            9.68             9.59             9.39             8.83             8.76             9.00     7.47        7.05
Departures            7.61            8.93            8.65            8.47            7.98            7.59            7.30            7.11            6.85            6.65            6.53            6.49             6.37             6.11             5.71             5.63             5.67     6.04        6.12
  Large Narrowbodies                                   $3,971 $4,054
(Ex Fuel) $1,495 $1,607
Pilots $972 $809
Salaries and Wages $762 $608
Pilot Training $8 $6
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $154 $156
Per Diem/ Personnel $49 $39
Purchased Goods $2,612 $2,554
Fuel/Oil $2,476 $2,447
Insurance $19 $14
Other (inc. Tax) $117 $93
Maintenance $5 $330
Labor $0 $72
Materials $0 $49
Third Party $5 $121
Total Direct $5 $239
Burden $0 $91
Aircraft Ownership $138 $99
Rentals $138 $97
Depreciation and Amortization $0 $2
Other $244 $262
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet               -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                   -                   -                   -                   -                   -          13           43
Seats Per Departure               -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                   -                   -                   -                   -                   -        175         175
Average Stage Length               -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                   -                   -                   -                   -                   -     1,254      1,106
Gallons of Fuel Per Block Hour               -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                   -                   -                   -                   -                   -        767         765
Load Factor                                                            1             1
Daily Utilization per Aircraft
Block Hours                -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                   -                   -                   -                   -                   -          12           12
Airborne Hours               -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                   -                   -                   -                   -                   -          11           10
Departures               -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                   -                   -                   -                   -                   -           4             4
  Widebodies                                      
(Ex Fuel)
Pilots
Salaries and Wages
Pilot Training
Benefits and Payroll Taxes
Per Diem/ Personnel
Purchased Goods
Fuel/Oil
Insurance
Other (inc. Tax)
Maintenance
Labor
Materials
Third Party
Total Direct
Burden
Aircraft Ownership
Rentals
Depreciation and Amortization
Other
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet               -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                   -                   -                   -                   -                   -          -             -  
Seats Per Departure               -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                   -                   -                   -                   -                   -          -             -  
Average Stage Length               -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                   -                   -                   -                   -                   -          -             -  
Gallons of Fuel Per Block Hour               -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                   -                   -                   -                   -                   -          -             -  
Load Factor
Daily Utilization per Aircraft
Block Hours                -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                   -                   -                   -                   -                   -          -             -  
Airborne Hours               -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                   -                   -                   -                   -                   -          -             -  
Departures               -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                 -                   -                   -                   -                   -                   -          -             -  
  Total Fleet $1,455 $1,583 $1,525 $1,458 $1,550 $1,702 $1,717 $1,705 $1,871 $1,972 $2,091 $2,537 $2,656 $3,141 $3,020 $3,392 $3,872 $4,080 $4,036
(Ex Fuel) $1,025 $1,064 $1,041 $1,094 $1,129 $1,069 $1,106 $1,124 $1,259 $1,284 $1,253 $1,406 $1,414 $1,490 $1,589 $1,679 $1,666 $1,816 $1,868
Pilots $330 $335 $343 $355 $372 $352 $377 $399 $480 $508 $538 $594 $567 $579 $630 $691 $700 $698 $743
Salaries and Wages $254 $256 $261 $269 $278 $280 $300 $320 $348 $377 $407 $425 $435 $452 $491 $529 $546 $535 $558
Pilot Training $2 $2 $2 $2 $2 $2 $2 $3 $3 $3 $3 $3 $3 $3 $6 $5 $5 $6 $5
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $51 $52 $54 $57 $63 $42 $43 $47 $101 $100 $102 $138 $99 $95 $102 $125 $118 $122 $143
Per Diem/ Personnel $23 $26 $27 $28 $28 $28 $31 $29 $28 $27 $27 $28 $29 $29 $30 $31 $31 $35 $36
Purchased Goods $439 $526 $488 $367 $424 $636 $615 $587 $617 $693 $841 $1,229 $1,333 $1,751 $1,517 $1,807 $2,301 $2,364 $2,267
Fuel/Oil $430 $519 $483 $364 $421 $633 $611 $581 $612 $688 $837 $1,131 $1,242 $1,651 $1,431 $1,712 $2,206 $2,264 $2,169
Insurance $9 $7 $5 $3 $3 $3 $4 $7 $5 $4 $3 $21 $15 $13 $14 $16 $15 $14 $13
Other (inc. Tax) $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $77 $75 $88 $71 $79 $80 $86 $85
Maintenance $324 $351 $335 $374 $414 $385 $392 $379 $432 $422 $385 $390 $436 $485 $511 $534 $537 $604 $606
Labor $41 $42 $46 $50 $53 $53 $55 $63 $71 $73 $72 $70 $69 $77 $76 $79 $82 $78 $82
Materials $28 $28 $23 $23 $30 $30 $30 $21 $21 $23 $21 $27 $38 $39 $38 $50 $52 $65 $63
Third Party $218 $222 $207 $237 $262 $231 $224 $215 $231 $224 $196 $219 $264 $297 $315 $321 $317 $367 $362
Total Direct $292 $314 $296 $332 $370 $342 $340 $331 $356 $352 $317 $317 $371 $414 $429 $450 $451 $511 $504
Burden $31 $36 $38 $42 $44 $44 $52 $48 $76 $70 $68 $73 $65 $71 $82 $84 $86 $94 $102
Aircraft Ownership $360 $371 $358 $361 $343 $329 $333 $340 $342 $344 $327 $324 $320 $325 $362 $298 $94 $160 $165
Rentals $217 $216 $204 $195 $177 $157 $146 $139 $135 $123 $105 $96 $91 $89 $110 $109 $92 $158 $163
Depreciation and Amortization $144 $154 $154 $166 $166 $172 $187 $200 $208 $221 $222 $228 $230 $236 $252 $189 $2 $2 $2
Other $1 $0 $0 $0 -$3 $1 $0 $0 $1 $5 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1 $62 $240 $254 $255
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet             251             229             249             261             291             325             354             365             380             404             432             462              500              535              541              543              554      621         601
Seats Per Departure             132             133             133             133             134             135             135             135             135             136             136             136              136              136              136              136              136      136         141
Average Stage Length             401             412             427             441             464             492             515             538             559             577             608             622              630              636              639              648              664      692         703
Gallons of Fuel Per Block Hour             773             787             822             793             794             775             778             767             760             747             733             735              730              707              705              712              714      634         597
Load Factor 64.5% 66.6% 63.8% 64.8% 69.0% 70.5% 68.1% 65.9% 66.8% 69.5% 70.7% 73.1% 72.6% 71.2% 76.0% 79.3% 80.8% 80.3% 80.0%
Daily Utilization per Aircraft
Block Hours             9.32          11.17          11.26          11.19          11.01          10.98          10.81          10.92          10.83          10.88          11.13          11.22            11.19            10.95            10.26            10.20            10.46   11.46      11.65
Airborne Hours            7.87            9.38            9.51            9.45            9.32            9.33            9.28            9.37            9.32            9.34            9.58            9.68             9.59             9.39             8.83             8.76             9.00     7.54        7.28
Departures            7.61            8.93            8.65            8.47            7.98            7.59            7.30            7.11            6.85            6.65            6.53            6.49             6.37             6.11             5.71             5.63             5.67     6.00        5.99
Note: Shaded data means data appear questionable.