US Airways Aircraft Operating Statistics- Cost Per Block Hour (Unadjusted)
US Airways
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
  Small Narrowbodies $2,068 $2,310 $2,406 $2,166 $2,352 $2,530 $2,938 $2,924 $2,737 $2,624 $2,755 $6,721 $5,511 $4,399 $3,387 $3,756 $4,396 $4,574 $4,395
(Ex Fuel) $1,643 $1,796 $1,916 $1,796 $1,940 $1,832 $2,325 $2,397 $2,102 $1,825 $1,537 $3,498 $2,889 $2,081 $2,144 $2,117 $2,109 $2,219 $2,152
Pilots $642 $717 $772 $712 $763 $718 $852 $1,013 $827 $686 $462 $964 $786 $534 $543 $539 $522 $528 $535
Salaries and Wages $424 $448 $448 $447 $428 $387 $488 $519 $477 $369 $293 $641 $504 $353 $360 $359 $346 $377 $380
Pilot Training $36 $33 $31 $42 $87 $93 $94 $88 $33 $35 $32 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $155 $209 $264 $191 $210 $202 $234 $371 $290 $255 $109 $277 $236 $151 $155 $154 $149 $124 $125
Per Diem/ Personnel $28 $27 $28 $31 $37 $35 $37 $34 $27 $26 $27 $45 $46 $29 $28 $26 $27 $28 $30
Purchased Goods $470 $582 $551 $425 $466 $753 $673 $591 $689 $856 $1,275 $3,346 $2,709 $2,380 $1,297 $1,692 $2,347 $2,417 $2,300
Fuel/Oil $426 $513 $490 $370 $413 $697 $614 $527 $635 $799 $1,218 $3,223 $2,622 $2,318 $1,244 $1,639 $2,287 $2,355 $2,243
Insurance $15 $15 $10 $7 $3 $3 $11 $22 $13 $12 $12 $7 $5 $2 $3 $4 $3 $4 $2
Other (inc. Tax) $30 $53 $51 $48 $50 $53 $48 $42 $40 $45 $45 $116 $83 $60 $50 $50 $56 $58 $55
Maintenance $527 $565 $594 $586 $625 $601 $749 $724 $688 $575 $520 $1,211 $1,044 $835 $857 $825 $853 $924 $870
Labor $70 $54 $51 $57 $63 $65 $145 $135 $119 $86 $54 $229 $205 $169 $190 $203 $206 $211 $207
Materials $90 $96 $144 $127 $134 $110 $120 $88 $80 $60 $47 $162 $88 $79 $92 $79 $97 $74 $66
Third Party $147 $167 $151 $152 $153 $150 $208 $202 $199 $207 $257 $644 $616 $530 $530 $489 $502 $541 $492
Total Direct $304 $316 $342 $324 $344 $321 $465 $413 $386 $341 $350 $1,032 $876 $749 $764 $726 $752 $817 $761
Burden $223 $250 $252 $262 $281 $283 $285 $310 $301 $234 $170 $179 $168 $87 $92 $98 $101 $107 $110
Aircraft Ownership $425 $439 $485 $435 $465 $450 $613 $604 $529 $501 $495 $1,203 $977 $649 $691 $685 $612 $637 $610
Rentals $292 $323 $306 $295 $326 $316 $455 $505 $459 $441 $440 $1,120 $919 $593 $628 $637 $612 $637 $610
Depreciation and Amortization $133 $116 $180 $141 $139 $134 $158 $99 $70 $60 $54 $82 $58 $56 $63 $48 $0 $0 $0
Other $4 $7 $4 $8 $33 $9 $51 -$7 $4 $6 $4 -$3 -$5 $0 $0 $15 $63 $67 $80
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet             341             346             339             324             336             348             252             226             199             211             209             160              180              269              255              242              236      226         177
Seats Per Departure             120             121             121             122             122             124             126             130             130             127             123             130              135              135              134              136              136      136         135
Average Stage Length             514             519             521             519             535             554             556             539             593             625             625             638              687              799              787              779              780      785         796
Gallons of Fuel Per Block Hour             745             785             775             761             783             783             766             769             767             762             721             755              765              761              750              758              760      765         758
Load Factor 64.0% 68.1% 70.8% 72.1% 68.5% 68.3% 67.2% 66.3% 69.3% 70.9% 71.2% 76.3% 78.9% 81.4% 81.6% 82.2% 83.6% 84.0% 84.4%
Daily Utilization per Aircraft
Block Hours            9.47            8.76            9.04            9.16            9.11            9.67          11.93            9.12            8.84            8.87            9.07            8.57             9.39             9.59             9.13             9.01             9.26     8.94      11.09
Airborne Hours            7.96            7.18            7.40            7.44            7.33            7.71            9.47            7.18            8.37            8.92            9.12            8.34             9.45             9.24             7.50             7.38             7.57     7.36        9.08
Departures            5.98            5.40            5.52            5.57            5.36            5.46            6.71            5.28            4.77            4.69            4.76            4.39             4.48             4.17             4.01             4.00             4.08     3.98        4.86
  Large Narrowbodies $2,424 $2,554 $2,745 $2,725 $3,069 $3,333 $3,122 $2,905 $3,080 $3,305 $3,325 $4,646 $4,937 $5,570 $3,744 $4,086 $4,885 $4,815 $4,559
(Ex Fuel) $1,837 $1,869 $2,063 $2,215 $2,470 $2,360 $2,305 $2,212 $2,229 $2,173 $1,527 $2,237 $2,347 $2,268 $2,042 $1,962 $1,895 $1,820 $1,729
Pilots $802 $936 $934 $930 $1,141 $1,043 $945 $987 $787 $704 $443 $612 $623 $611 $521 $485 $462 $481 $454
Salaries and Wages $527 $551 $527 $577 $674 $567 $587 $523 $461 $391 $286 $395 $384 $385 $325 $293 $277 $317 $300
Pilot Training $84 $67 $61 $73 $114 $86 $54 $56 $36 $22 $29 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $161 $286 $313 $246 $307 $345 $271 $378 $263 $267 $103 $182 $184 $165 $139 $125 $119 $104 $99
Per Diem/ Personnel $30 $32 $32 $34 $46 $45 $33 $30 $27 $25 $25 $35 $55 $60 $57 $67 $66 $60 $55
Purchased Goods $665 $788 $774 $591 $678 $1,055 $900 $768 $920 $1,207 $1,875 $2,486 $2,677 $3,390 $1,774 $2,205 $3,079 $3,082 $2,915
Fuel/Oil $587 $685 $681 $510 $600 $974 $817 $693 $851 $1,131 $1,797 $2,410 $2,590 $3,302 $1,702 $2,124 $2,990 $2,995 $2,830
Insurance $36 $33 $23 $14 $8 $6 $19 $20 $15 $15 $14 $6 $3 $2 $3 $5 $4 $4 $5
Other (inc. Tax) $41 $70 $70 $67 $71 $75 $64 $55 $54 $60 $63 $71 $84 $85 $69 $76 $84 $83 $80
Maintenance $278 $168 $376 $523 $579 $603 $623 $578 $803 $799 $471 $866 $1,007 $995 $861 $832 $796 $698 $675
Labor $29 $7 $14 $24 $27 $28 $103 $102 $93 $113 $20 $145 $143 $169 $190 $203 $206 $211 $206
Materials $40 $38 $59 $73 $82 $86 $80 $58 $69 $61 $35 $145 $139 $137 $100 $91 $73 $51 $76
Third Party $149 $100 $229 $317 $347 $366 $237 $190 $408 $323 $373 $455 $593 $610 $495 $440 $415 $329 $284
Total Direct $191 $134 $302 $414 $456 $480 $420 $346 $567 $493 $423 $728 $863 $909 $769 $734 $695 $590 $566
Burden $87 $34 $73 $109 $123 $123 $203 $233 $236 $305 $53 $138 $144 $87 $92 $98 $101 $107 $109
Aircraft Ownership $672 $652 $651 $671 $634 $614 $628 $570 $560 $582 $530 $685 $630 $575 $587 $498 $291 $308 $250
Rentals $337 $308 $309 $313 $296 $271 $307 $272 $396 $446 $420 $565 $478 $430 $378 $303 $291 $308 $250
Depreciation and Amortization $335 $344 $342 $358 $337 $343 $321 $298 $164 $136 $110 $121 $151 $145 $209 $195 $0 $0 $0
Other $7 $10 $10 $10 $37 $18 $26 $1 $9 $12 $6 -$3 $0 $0 $0 $67 $257 $246 $265
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet               29               34               34               34               34               34               40               60               58               59               59               61                63                71                76                75                76        89           87
Seats Per Departure             182             182             182             182             182             182             178             176             175             180             180             180              184              186              184              182              182      183         185
Average Stage Length          1,091          1,069          1,220          1,301          1,254          1,239          1,196          1,051          1,114          1,135          1,087          1,214            1,245            1,417            1,499            1,412            1,420   1,326      1,238
Gallons of Fuel Per Block Hour             995          1,044          1,069          1,078          1,136          1,116          1,037          1,013          1,027          1,037          1,010          1,038            1,059            1,064            1,016              983              986      975         960
Load Factor                 1                 1                 1                 1                 1                 1                 1                 1                 1                 1                 1                 1                  1                  1                  1                  1                  1         1             1
Daily Utilization per Aircraft
Block Hours                12               11               11               11               11               12               13               11               11               10               11               11                10                10                10                10                11        10           13
Airborne Hours               10                 9               10               10               10               11               11                 9               10               10               11               11                10                10                  9                  9                  9         9           11
Departures                 4                 4                 4                 3                 4                 4                 4                 4                 4                 4                 4                 4                  3                  3                  3                  3                  3         3             4
  Widebodies $2,754 $3,410 $3,633 $3,341 $3,604 $4,272 $4,716 $4,076 $4,514 $4,579 $5,038 $4,850 $6,077 $8,056 $5,770 $6,881 $8,445 $8,457 $8,465
(Ex Fuel) $1,968 $2,441 $2,699 $2,625 $2,720 $2,824 $3,258 $2,907 $3,099 $2,739 $2,184 $2,116 $2,469 $2,671 $2,901 $3,125 $3,193 $3,129 $3,349
Pilots $1,039 $1,158 $1,232 $1,294 $1,464 $1,598 $1,904 $1,485 $1,477 $1,112 $747 $595 $712 $820 $923 $894 $1,008 $1,031 $1,142
Salaries and Wages $701 $711 $735 $830 $817 $936 $1,112 $788 $863 $615 $495 $408 $472 $556 $632 $611 $690 $759 $843
Pilot Training $62 $48 $15 $67 $146 $270 $233 $69 $50 $27 $36 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $213 $354 $439 $347 $434 $332 $506 $581 $516 $427 $176 $169 $208 $238 $271 $262 $296 $250 $277
Per Diem/ Personnel $62 $44 $43 $50 $67 $59 $54 $47 $49 $43 $40 $18 $32 $26 $20 $21 $21 $22 $22
Purchased Goods $888 $1,103 $1,053 $822 $995 $1,562 $1,594 $1,290 $1,525 $1,958 $2,977 $2,828 $3,692 $5,393 $2,879 $3,770 $5,263 $5,339 $5,132
Fuel/Oil $786 $969 $934 $716 $885 $1,448 $1,458 $1,169 $1,415 $1,840 $2,854 $2,735 $3,608 $5,386 $2,869 $3,756 $5,252 $5,328 $5,116
Insurance $41 $39 $26 $17 $8 $8 $25 $31 $20 $19 $19 $5 $3 $4 $4 $6 $5 $5 $4
Other (inc. Tax) $61 $95 $94 $90 $103 $105 $111 $90 $89 $99 $103 $89 $81 $4 $7 $8 $6 $6 $12
Maintenance $110 $312 $505 $538 $549 $476 $562 $699 $971 $1,001 $743 $736 $848 $876 $937 $1,165 $1,193 $1,114 $1,300
Labor $16 $16 $25 $42 $40 $36 $88 $113 $153 $150 $44 $134 $129 $170 $190 $202 $206 $210 $207
Materials $99 $58 $115 $81 $60 $63 $124 $133 $117 $114 $130 $171 $116 $186 $308 $173 $144 $96 $138
Third Party $254 $180 $239 $233 $277 $227 $186 $204 $320 $329 $494 $329 $508 $660 $528 $693 $743 $746 $845
Total Direct $140 $247 $379 $353 $371 $317 $388 $438 $586 $588 $658 $603 $711 $790 $845 $1,068 $1,092 $1,007 $1,190
Burden $52 $65 $126 $186 $178 $160 $173 $261 $385 $413 $107 $133 $137 $86 $92 $98 $101 $107 $109
Aircraft Ownership $743 $826 $831 $674 $570 $588 $599 $594 $528 $498 $585 $693 $824 $968 $1,031 $1,000 $772 $710 $600
Rentals $422 $617 $637 $452 $374 $302 $252 $259 $170 $157 $297 $592 $684 $767 $809 $850 $772 $710 $600
Depreciation and Amortization $322 $209 $194 $222 $196 $286 $347 $335 $358 $341 $288 $101 $141 $201 $223 $150 $0 $0 $0
Other -$26 $11 $11 $12 $26 $48 $57 $8 $13 $10 -$14 -$2 $0 -$1 $0 $51 $209 $263 $291
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet                 8               11               12               13               12               15               16               20               19               19               19               19                19                19                21                26                26        26           23
Seats Per Departure             214             211             208             200             200             213             230             232             230             233             233             233              247              250              253              253              252      253         254
Average Stage Length          2,129          2,356          2,795          3,206          3,570          3,477          3,349          2,709          3,033          2,929          2,962          2,931            3,101            3,374            3,314            3,292            3,402   3,443      3,264
Gallons of Fuel Per Block Hour          1,318          1,411          1,440          1,598          1,140          5,282          1,800          1,647          1,688          1,699          1,646          1,674            1,682            1,670            1,659            1,707            1,701   1,702      1,700
Load Factor 71.6% 73.2% 77.1% 77.5% 78.5% 79.1% 73.1% 78.9% 79.2% 81.5% 80.8% 78.8% 77.4% 78.1% 78.0% 80.1% 80.3% 79.2% 81.0%
Daily Utilization per Aircraft
Block Hours           12.49          12.07          12.56          12.54          14.63          14.60          16.80          12.79          12.86          13.00          12.90          12.96            12.95            12.51            12.09            12.02            12.20   12.35      15.23
Airborne Hours          11.48          11.14          11.59          11.59          13.56          13.52          15.49          11.66          12.70          13.05          12.95          13.29            13.02            12.38            11.27            11.12            11.33   11.50      14.07
Departures            2.63            2.32            2.06            1.81            1.91            1.94            2.32            2.15            1.97            2.05            2.00            2.02             1.91             1.72             1.68             1.70             1.66     1.67        2.17
  Total Fleet $2,121 $2,378 $2,493 $2,277 $2,488 $2,708 $3,086 $3,018 $2,983 $2,949 $3,085 $5,920 $5,422 $4,885 $3,647 $4,128 $4,903 $5,022 $4,861
(Ex Fuel) $1,670 $1,829 $1,964 $1,877 $2,033 $1,941 $2,386 $2,399 $2,225 $1,983 $1,592 $2,985 $2,714 $2,159 $2,178 $2,175 $2,160 $2,194 $2,136
Pilots $668 $757 $808 $761 $836 $799 $938 $1,047 $878 $728 $482 $822 $738 $569 $567 $559 $554 $564 $570
Salaries and Wages $442 $469 $468 $478 $472 $436 $545 $543 $510 $396 $310 $545 $471 $373 $373 $367 $363 $397 $401
Pilot Training $41 $37 $34 $46 $93 $102 $98 $80 $35 $31 $32 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $157 $222 $277 $204 $231 $224 $257 $391 $305 $273 $114 $238 $221 $160 $160 $157 $156 $131 $132
Per Diem/ Personnel $29 $29 $29 $33 $40 $38 $38 $34 $29 $28 $27 $39 $47 $35 $34 $35 $36 $37 $37
Purchased Goods $500 $623 $595 $460 $514 $828 $767 $690 $822 $1,032 $1,561 $3,042 $2,796 $2,790 $1,523 $2,009 $2,804 $2,893 $2,786
Fuel/Oil $451 $549 $528 $400 $455 $767 $700 $619 $759 $966 $1,493 $2,935 $2,708 $2,726 $1,469 $1,953 $2,742 $2,828 $2,725
Insurance $18 $18 $12 $8 $4 $4 $13 $22 $15 $13 $13 $7 $4 $3 $3 $4 $4 $4 $3
Other (inc. Tax) $32 $56 $55 $52 $55 $58 $54 $49 $48 $53 $54 $100 $83 $62 $51 $52 $58 $60 $58
Maintenance $492 $514 $567 $577 $617 $594 $719 $689 $741 $662 $528 $1,060 $1,016 $871 $864 $858 $872 $878 $851
Labor $65 $48 $46 $53 $58 $59 $135 $126 $116 $98 $46 $195 $182 $169 $190 $203 $206 $211 $207
Materials $86 $88 $134 $119 $125 $105 $115 $85 $81 $65 $51 $158 $103 $98 $110 $91 $96 $70 $76
Third Party $150 $161 $163 $173 $179 $176 $210 $200 $259 $243 $304 $555 $600 $555 $522 $496 $504 $501 $461
Total Direct $289 $295 $339 $335 $357 $337 $453 $400 $447 $397 $394 $898 $857 $784 $771 $760 $770 $771 $741
Burden $206 $220 $228 $243 $260 $260 $266 $289 $294 $265 $138 $162 $159 $87 $92 $98 $101 $107 $109
Aircraft Ownership $457 $476 $517 $471 $488 $474 $614 $596 $536 $519 $511 $998 $876 $655 $693 $670 $549 $550 $493
Rentals $300 $333 $320 $304 $325 $311 $420 $432 $417 $417 $423 $903 $787 $572 $586 $578 $549 $550 $493
Depreciation and Amortization $157 $143 $197 $167 $163 $164 $193 $163 $119 $102 $87 $95 $89 $84 $108 $93 $0 $0 $0
Other $3 $7 $5 $8 $33 $12 $48 -$4 $6 $7 $3 -$3 -$3 $0 $0 $31 $124 $137 $161
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet             379             391             385             370             382             397             307             305             276             289             287             239              262              359              352              343              339      342         287
Seats Per Departure             131             133             134             134             135             138             144             153             154             153             150             160              162              157              158              162              162      165         167
Average Stage Length             563             580             592             597             616             639             667             685             762             782             777             859              880              955              972              981              990   1,004      1,015
Gallons of Fuel Per Block Hour             785             837             834             832             837          1,062             874             898             914             907             868             936              926              884              879              900              905      916         919
Load Factor 64.9% 68.5% 71.4% 72.8% 70.2% 70.4% 68.9% 71.0% 73.3% 75.0% 75.1% 78.2% 80.0% 81.7% 81.9% 82.4% 83.7% 84.1% 84.9%
Daily Utilization per Aircraft
Block Hours             9.71            9.03            9.31            9.42            9.46          10.07          12.32            9.71            9.47            9.41            9.64            9.48             9.83             9.86             9.47             9.52             9.78     9.60      11.89
Airborne Hours            8.20            7.48            7.72            7.77            7.74            8.18          10.01            7.90            9.05            9.45            9.69            9.42             9.89             9.54             7.99             8.03             8.24     8.14      10.00
Departures            5.77            5.18            5.24            5.25            5.09            5.20            6.18            4.83            4.35            4.28            4.38            3.98             3.99             3.79             3.59             3.60             3.65     3.59        4.39
Note: Shaded data means data appear questionable.