Delta Airlines Aircraft Operating Statistics- Cost Per Block Hour (Unadjusted)
Delta Airlines
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
  Small Narrowbodies $2,010 $2,099 $2,057 $1,958 $1,956 $2,324 $2,400 $2,466 $3,024 $3,086 $3,242 $3,520 $3,255 $3,979 $3,491 $3,618 $4,280 $4,778 $4,699 $5,582 $3,945 $3,680
(Ex Fuel) $1,466 $1,458 $1,431 $1,436 $1,467 $1,725 $1,777 $1,914 $2,320 $2,119 $1,794 $1,731 $1,285 $1,235 $1,340 $1,608 $1,908 $2,322 $2,463 $2,486 $2,344 $2,427
Pilots $707 $707 $640 $609 $600 $683 $730 $875 $1,128 $1,019 $738 $638 $460 $470 $513 $565 $709 $881 $971 $986 $1,003 $1,143
Salaries and Wages $509 $494 $452 $428 $451 $520 $566 $604 $710 $648 $441 $350 $344 $336 $358 $345 $476 $622 $657 $658 $671 $801
Pilot Training $28 $30 $46 $42 $39 $58 $59 $36 $28 $21 $9 $5 $5 $5 $3 $7 $7 $7 $8 $12 $12 $10
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $140 $152 $110 $103 $72 $63 $62 $197 $351 $312 $254 $250 $70 $86 $107 $169 $174 $197 $251 $257 $260 $269
Per Diem/ Personnel $30 $31 $32 $36 $39 $42 $43 $38 $39 $37 $33 $34 $41 $42 $44 $45 $51 $54 $55 $59 $61 $64
Purchased Goods $585 $712 $694 $584 $556 $662 $685 $614 $770 $1,051 $1,541 $1,857 $1,999 $2,755 $2,162 $2,024 $2,386 $2,469 $2,250 $3,105 $1,613 $1,258
Fuel/Oil $544 $641 $627 $522 $489 $599 $624 $552 $704 $967 $1,448 $1,789 $1,971 $2,743 $2,151 $2,011 $2,372 $2,456 $2,236 $3,096 $1,601 $1,253
Insurance $6 $4 $4 $3 $2 $1 $0 $7 $4 $13 $12 $12 $12 $11 $11 $13 $13 $13 $13 $8 $3 $2
Other (inc. Tax) $36 $68 $63 $60 $65 $62 $61 $56 $62 $70 $81 $56 $16 $0 $0 $0 $1 $1 $1 $1 $9 $2
Maintenance $357 $352 $398 $402 $414 $581 $559 $514 $527 $493 $458 $514 $553 $512 $581 $723 $767 $897 $930 $900 $742 $723
Labor $52 $52 $57 $58 $71 $117 $51 $110 $116 $103 $72 $57 $58 $46 $55 $53 $68 $79 $86 $83 $68 $70
Materials $128 $103 $146 $136 $125 $215 $150 $132 $120 $117 $107 $153 $180 $153 $198 $153 $161 $189 $204 $247 $185 $145
Third Party $29 $28 $39 $51 $54 $96 $108 $99 $106 $125 $164 $203 $194 $167 $160 $262 $279 $367 $382 $320 $294 $298
Total Direct $206 $204 $241 $243 $247 $421 $307 $336 $323 $316 $322 $374 $391 $339 $373 $467 $501 $635 $672 $650 $547 $514
Burden $151 $149 $158 $160 $167 $160 $251 $178 $204 $188 $142 $149 $173 $172 $221 $256 $266 $262 $258 $250 $195 $209
Aircraft Ownership $363 $325 $323 $352 $373 $386 $414 $437 $590 $512 $478 $431 $275 $218 $229 $229 $125 $154 $147 $157 $152 $127
Rentals $216 $163 $154 $167 $178 $189 $196 $238 $328 $304 $231 $113 $58 $59 $54 $42 $80 $96 $82 $103 $110 $100
Depreciation and Amortization $147 $161 $169 $186 $195 $197 $218 $199 $262 $209 $247 $318 $216 $160 $175 $187 $45 $58 $65 $55 $41 $27
Other -$2 $2 $2 $10 $13 $12 $13 $26 $9 $12 $27 $79 -$31 $24 $5 $77 $293 $376 $401 $433 $435 $429
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet             330             326             332             334             334             320             305             263             214             192             195             124              133              133              137              317              303        311        325        349        384        401
Seats Per Departure             139             139             139             139             139             138             132             131             135             132             133             139              143              142              141              138              141        144        145        143        141        140
Average Stage Length             552             567             569             579             605             609             621             612             607             574             558             575              611              606              665              745              718        710        691        684        664        665
Gallons of Fuel Per Block Hour          1,018          1,013          1,004          1,024             995             993             968             871             885             854             849             862              874              856              845              820              767        747        753        860        832        836
Load Factor 59.7% 66.5% 68.2% 70.1% 69.9% 70.4% 68.2% 69.8% 72.1% 73.3% 74.6% 76.5% 77.9% 79.7% 79.8% 81.2% 80.8% 81.4% 81.3% 84.3% 85.1% 84.1%
Daily Utilization per Aircraft
Block Hours            9.17            9.34            9.51            9.60            9.49            9.34            8.79            7.97            7.67            9.45            8.68          10.37             9.16             8.91             9.07             9.02             8.98       8.69       8.84       8.71       8.88       8.97
Airborne Hours            7.39            7.53            7.64            7.64            7.51            7.34            6.96            6.30            5.99            7.23            6.70            7.95             7.00             6.77             6.93             7.08             7.07       6.87       7.03       6.99       6.96       7.16
Departures            5.57            5.50            5.51            5.43            5.13            4.95            4.60            4.21            4.07            5.10            4.82            5.57             4.66             4.49             4.27             4.05             4.18       4.12       4.30       4.31       4.49       4.54
  Large Narrowbodies $2,221 $2,359 $2,371 $2,329 $2,257 $2,517 $2,806 $2,837 $3,226 $3,444 $3,615 $3,784 $3,627 $4,496 $4,043 $4,396 $5,017 $5,345 $5,285 $5,886 $4,282 $3,979
(Ex Fuel) $1,695 $1,713 $1,747 $1,819 $1,773 $1,894 $2,162 $2,237 $2,486 $2,379 $2,008 $1,876 $1,586 $1,596 $1,723 $2,063 $2,116 $2,302 $2,469 $2,476 $2,428 $2,575
Pilots $639 $757 $626 $618 $597 $741 $907 $1,020 $1,196 $1,086 $748 $659 $476 $496 $503 $717 $751 $874 $972 $983 $1,022 $1,181
Salaries and Wages $473 $477 $458 $457 $468 $588 $733 $723 $763 $688 $431 $349 $358 $356 $343 $496 $521 $617 $656 $656 $671 $808
Pilot Training $17 $16 $40 $36 $33 $60 $66 $33 $21 $18 $6 $4 $5 $6 $4 $9 $8 $7 $8 $12 $13 $11
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $125 $240 $102 $95 $65 $62 $69 $225 $374 $345 $284 $278 $77 $96 $116 $167 $172 $196 $253 $256 $274 $292
Per Diem/ Personnel $24 $25 $26 $30 $30 $32 $39 $39 $38 $35 $26 $28 $36 $38 $40 $46 $51 $54 $55 $59 $64 $70
Purchased Goods $574 $721 $693 $572 $550 $684 $705 $667 $807 $1,153 $1,707 $1,977 $2,070 $2,913 $2,333 $2,346 $2,914 $3,057 $2,830 $3,420 $1,866 $1,409
Fuel/Oil $526 $646 $624 $510 $484 $623 $644 $600 $739 $1,065 $1,607 $1,908 $2,041 $2,901 $2,320 $2,333 $2,901 $3,043 $2,817 $3,410 $1,854 $1,404
Insurance $13 $7 $6 $5 $3 $2 $0 $8 $5 $15 $14 $14 $14 $12 $12 $13 $13 $13 $13 $8 $3 $3
Other (inc. Tax) $36 $69 $63 $57 $63 $59 $61 $59 $63 $73 $86 $55 $15 $0 $0 $0 $1 $1 $1 $1 $9 $2
Maintenance $385 $278 $441 $539 $553 $563 $616 $575 $612 $616 $585 $616 $670 $625 $735 $782 $811 $891 $935 $897 $785 $786
Labor $40 $30 $34 $29 $70 $113 $57 $130 $128 $134 $84 $72 $78 $80 $84 $49 $63 $78 $87 $83 $71 $77
Materials $172 $80 $104 $109 $71 $166 $136 $105 $111 $107 $114 $124 $167 $144 $214 $153 $159 $188 $205 $246 $196 $157
Third Party $55 $53 $128 $185 $188 $142 $149 $148 $164 $169 $229 $254 $234 $210 $195 $328 $325 $365 $384 $319 $311 $324
Total Direct $268 $154 $266 $323 $330 $416 $341 $371 $395 $408 $427 $450 $479 $433 $492 $529 $548 $631 $676 $648 $579 $558
Burden $117 $124 $174 $216 $223 $147 $276 $204 $217 $208 $158 $165 $191 $191 $242 $252 $263 $260 $258 $248 $206 $228
Aircraft Ownership $618 $596 $606 $595 $553 $523 $568 $572 $607 $581 $560 $505 $402 $439 $465 $440 $173 $153 $148 $157 $160 $138
Rentals $408 $385 $365 $349 $310 $254 $227 $217 $208 $203 $166 $91 $70 $121 $109 $109 $109 $95 $82 $102 $116 $109
Depreciation and Amortization $210 $211 $241 $245 $243 $269 $342 $355 $400 $379 $394 $413 $332 $318 $356 $330 $64 $58 $66 $54 $44 $29
Other $5 $7 $5 $5 $5 $7 $9 $3 $3 $8 $15 $28 $9 $23 $7 $112 $368 $371 $401 $430 $449 $465
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet               85               86               91               93             110             137             173             190             176             103             119             155              192              192              192              251              249        239        230        240        247        255
Seats Per Departure             180             181             181             182             181             178             176             173             173             174             175             174              171              173              173              178              177        177        176        176        177        180
Average Stage Length             881             918             941          1,000             961             937             900             865             974          1,135          1,208          1,233            1,224            1,257            1,240            1,264            1,263      1,232      1,270      1,288      1,327      1,315
Gallons of Fuel Per Block Hour          1,009          1,023          1,014          1,009             992             997          1,020             923             930             939             935             917              902              903              905              951              936        927        946        953        965        937
Load Factor                 1                 1                 1                 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                11               11               12               12               11               11                 9                 9               10               19               17               13                11                11                11                10                11          11          11          11          11          11
Airborne Hours                 9               10               10               10               10                 9                 8                 8                 9               16               15               11                  9                  9                  9                  9                  9            9            9            9          10          10
Departures                 5                 5                 5                 5                 4                 4                 4                 4                 4                 7                 6                 4                  4                  3                  3                  3                  3            3            3            3            3            3
  Widebodies $3,703 $5,042 $3,686 $3,412 $3,615 $3,968 $3,974 $4,080 $4,507 $4,906 $5,324 $6,040 $5,885 $7,492 $6,938 $7,375 $8,813 $9,220 $9,030 $9,743 $6,535 $5,865
(Ex Fuel) $2,544 $3,704 $2,431 $2,439 $2,635 $2,730 $2,815 $2,967 $3,192 $3,065 $2,560 $2,609 $2,181 $2,121 $2,630 $2,718 $2,573 $2,518 $2,842 $2,974 $2,882 $3,085
Pilots $982 $1,325 $923 $866 $888 $961 $1,043 $1,135 $1,394 $1,338 $1,010 $944 $773 $888 $1,157 $1,259 $1,128 $956 $1,219 $1,346 $1,387 $1,589
Salaries and Wages $701 $701 $663 $649 $696 $769 $842 $800 $915 $902 $652 $585 $615 $708 $952 $993 $862 $675 $878 $989 $1,015 $1,191
Pilot Training $57 $67 $68 $51 $59 $77 $78 $43 $26 $22 $9 $5 $7 $8 $6 $11 $10 $8 $9 $13 $13 $12
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $185 $524 $157 $129 $92 $74 $74 $240 $395 $359 $294 $295 $83 $103 $128 $183 $188 $214 $273 $279 $290 $312
Per Diem/ Personnel $39 $34 $35 $38 $41 $40 $49 $51 $57 $56 $56 $59 $68 $68 $70 $72 $69 $59 $60 $65 $68 $75
Purchased Goods $1,226 $1,450 $1,387 $1,065 $1,078 $1,335 $1,246 $1,208 $1,418 $1,950 $2,888 $3,520 $3,737 $5,384 $4,321 $4,671 $6,254 $6,717 $6,203 $6,780 $3,665 $2,785
Fuel/Oil $1,159 $1,338 $1,256 $973 $981 $1,238 $1,158 $1,113 $1,315 $1,840 $2,765 $3,432 $3,705 $5,371 $4,308 $4,657 $6,239 $6,702 $6,188 $6,769 $3,653 $2,780
Insurance $12 $8 $38 $8 $5 $6 $0 $9 $5 $15 $15 $14 $15 $13 $13 $14 $14 $14 $14 $9 $3 $3
Other (inc. Tax) $55 $104 $93 $84 $92 $92 $87 $86 $98 $94 $108 $74 $18 $0 $0 $0 $1 $1 $1 $2 $9 $2
Maintenance $737 $698 $654 $678 $761 $806 $774 $774 $660 $665 $632 $708 $771 $635 $781 $803 $840 $975 $1,012 $978 $833 $843
Labor $102 $94 $90 $79 $89 $127 $60 $136 $148 $135 $95 $80 $83 $85 $99 $58 $70 $86 $94 $91 $76 $82
Materials $273 $189 $245 $215 $240 $327 $228 $205 $131 $159 $162 $190 $280 $174 $228 $168 $174 $206 $223 $269 $209 $169
Third Party $77 $84 $91 $111 $158 $144 $207 $236 $167 $161 $232 $288 $209 $182 $191 $301 $308 $400 $416 $347 $330 $347
Total Direct $449 $413 $406 $404 $453 $585 $475 $555 $430 $449 $468 $532 $565 $427 $514 $527 $553 $691 $732 $707 $615 $599
Burden $289 $287 $248 $274 $308 $221 $299 $219 $230 $216 $165 $176 $207 $208 $267 $276 $288 $284 $280 $271 $219 $245
Aircraft Ownership $778 $1,527 $738 $811 $876 $826 $878 $949 $1,030 $944 $798 $874 $614 $571 $675 $502 $146 $167 $160 $171 $169 $148
Rentals $470 $445 $415 $433 $409 $374 $377 $393 $425 $358 $226 $187 $175 $170 $187 $131 $103 $104 $89 $112 $123 $117
Depreciation and Amortization $309 $1,081 $323 $378 $466 $452 $502 $556 $604 $586 $572 $687 $440 $401 $488 $371 $42 $63 $71 $59 $46 $31
Other -$21 $42 -$16 -$9 $12 $40 $33 $15 $6 $8 -$4 -$6 -$11 $14 $5 $141 $445 $405 $436 $469 $481 $499
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet             122             121             129             135             137             143             146             144             143             126             113               92              110              107              108              154              157        157        158        158        156        153
Seats Per Departure             248             248             243             237             232             230             230             230             227             229             231             232              232              235              236              262              259        256        258        259        257        255
Average Stage Length          1,672          1,673          1,667          1,727          1,718          1,769          1,765          1,706          1,713          1,856          2,073          2,754            3,054            3,381            3,689            3,871            3,846      3,840      3,789      3,842      3,931      3,909
Gallons of Fuel Per Block Hour          2,027          1,995          1,930          1,869          1,826          1,764          1,537          1,702          1,656          1,615          1,610          1,641            1,638            1,659            1,708            1,900            2,010      2,039      2,090      1,907      1,900      1,861
Load Factor 71.2% 74.2% 75.9% 76.7% 76.3% 77.2% 72.1% 75.7% 77.4% 79.2% 79.9% 80.4% 81.9% 81.2% 81.5% 84.4% 81.8% 84.2% 85.5% 84.9% 84.3% 84.2%
Daily Utilization per Aircraft
Block Hours           11.41          11.87          11.97          11.95          12.21          12.03          11.40          11.18          10.14          11.75          13.77          15.39            13.31            13.69            12.02            12.39            12.67      12.67      12.63      12.85      12.90      12.91
Airborne Hours          10.15          10.51          10.57          10.52          10.71          10.56          10.07            9.85            8.91          10.37          12.36          14.04            12.15            12.61            11.13            11.49            11.77      11.79      11.79      12.02      12.08      12.07
Departures            3.00            3.09            3.11            3.00            3.06            2.93            2.79            2.83            2.54            2.73            2.92            2.55             2.00             1.87             1.54             1.52             1.56       1.56       1.59       1.60       1.57       1.58
  Total Fleet $2,489 $2,919 $2,551 $2,424 $2,473 $2,826 $2,949 $3,062 $3,537 $3,731 $4,000 $4,387 $4,218 $5,280 $4,712 $4,867 $5,770 $6,202 $6,074 $6,788 $4,699 $4,296
(Ex Fuel) $1,787 $2,094 $1,756 $1,781 $1,851 $2,045 $2,171 $2,329 $2,639 $2,482 $2,102 $2,056 $1,690 $1,667 $1,876 $2,057 $2,163 $2,369 $2,568 $2,612 $2,505 $2,632
Pilots $767 $879 $713 $681 $679 $774 $866 $998 $1,232 $1,134 $822 $739 $562 $609 $691 $799 $837 $899 $1,039 $1,081 $1,104 $1,261
Salaries and Wages $553 $545 $509 $494 $522 $605 $689 $700 $790 $735 $500 $420 $432 $459 $519 $566 $596 $635 $717 $745 $756 $895
Pilot Training $34 $37 $51 $43 $43 $64 $66 $37 $25 $20 $8 $4 $6 $7 $4 $9 $9 $8 $8 $12 $12 $11
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $149 $266 $121 $109 $76 $66 $67 $219 $373 $338 $277 $275 $77 $96 $117 $172 $177 $201 $258 $263 $272 $287
Per Diem/ Personnel $31 $30 $32 $35 $38 $39 $43 $42 $44 $42 $37 $39 $47 $48 $50 $52 $56 $55 $56 $61 $64 $68
Purchased Goods $750 $908 $879 $713 $698 $854 $846 $806 $975 $1,341 $2,002 $2,406 $2,558 $3,626 $2,849 $2,823 $3,621 $3,847 $3,520 $4,186 $2,205 $1,669
Fuel/Oil $701 $825 $795 $643 $623 $782 $778 $733 $898 $1,249 $1,897 $2,332 $2,528 $3,613 $2,837 $2,810 $3,608 $3,833 $3,506 $4,176 $2,193 $1,664
Insurance $8 $5 $14 $5 $3 $2 $0 $8 $5 $14 $14 $13 $14 $12 $12 $13 $13 $13 $13 $8 $3 $3
Other (inc. Tax) $41 $78 $71 $66 $72 $70 $68 $66 $73 $78 $91 $61 $16 $0 $0 $0 $1 $1 $1 $1 $9 $2
Maintenance $461 $430 $475 $503 $538 $639 $634 $611 $598 $587 $558 $615 $671 $600 $706 $764 $803 $916 $954 $920 $779 $773
Labor $63 $59 $62 $58 $76 $119 $55 $124 $130 $124 $84 $71 $74 $73 $80 $53 $67 $81 $88 $85 $71 $75
Materials $174 $122 $165 $152 $145 $234 $168 $145 $120 $125 $126 $152 $205 $155 $214 $157 $164 $193 $209 $253 $195 $155
Third Party $46 $47 $69 $92 $110 $121 $147 $155 $145 $152 $209 $250 $217 $191 $184 $296 $304 $375 $392 $327 $309 $318
Total Direct $280 $250 $290 $302 $321 $465 $363 $412 $381 $388 $405 $454 $483 $408 $466 $505 $532 $649 $690 $665 $575 $549
Burden $181 $181 $185 $201 $217 $174 $271 $199 $216 $203 $155 $164 $191 $192 $244 $260 $271 $267 $264 $255 $205 $224
Aircraft Ownership $516 $690 $486 $522 $548 $541 $586 $631 $726 $660 $604 $595 $434 $425 $460 $374 $148 $157 $151 $161 $159 $136
Rentals $316 $277 $263 $273 $269 $256 $255 $277 $312 $281 $205 $126 $99 $121 $116 $89 $97 $98 $84 $105 $116 $107
Depreciation and Amortization $200 $412 $223 $249 $279 $285 $331 $355 $414 $379 $399 $470 $335 $304 $344 $285 $51 $59 $67 $56 $43 $29
Other -$6 $13 -$2 $4 $11 $18 $17 $15 $6 $9 $13 $32 -$7 $21 $6 $106 $361 $382 $410 $441 $451 $458
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet             537             533             552             562             581             600             625             597             533             422             427             371              435              431              437              722              710        707        713        748        787        809
Seats Per Departure             180             181             180             179             178             178             176             178             180             180             183             187              187              190              188              191              192        193        193        191        188        187
Average Stage Length             761             783             795             823             849             871             885             893             948             984          1,039          1,170            1,237            1,282            1,290            1,240            1,239      1,221      1,196      1,184      1,147      1,125
Gallons of Fuel Per Block Hour          1,280          1,273          1,254          1,252          1,223          1,208          1,141          1,133          1,129          1,100          1,107          1,119            1,118            1,122            1,116            1,146            1,164      1,166      1,181      1,169      1,141      1,112
Load Factor 65.4% 70.2% 71.8% 72.7% 72.4% 73.3% 69.1% 72.4% 74.2% 75.7% 77.5% 78.9% 81.0% 82.0% 82.1% 83.7% 82.7% 84.4% 84.7% 85.4% 85.5% 85.1%
Daily Utilization per Aircraft
Block Hours             9.97          10.25          10.43          10.54          10.50          10.34            9.58            9.17            9.19          12.53          12.35          12.75            11.06            11.12            10.51            10.24            10.39      10.21      10.28      10.23      10.32      10.35
Airborne Hours            8.32            8.55            8.69            8.73            8.65            8.49            7.92            7.59            7.62          10.39          10.41          10.82             9.35             9.42             8.88             8.62             8.80       8.68       8.77       8.76       8.82       8.84
Departures            4.85            4.84            4.82            4.70            4.52            4.33            3.98            3.79            3.63            4.75            4.52            4.23             3.48             3.37             3.17             3.22             3.30       3.30       3.40       3.43       3.55       3.61
Note: Shaded data means data appear questionable.