United Airlines Aircraft Operating Statistics- Cost Per Block Hour (Unadjusted)
United 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 $2,087 $2,244 $2,334 $2,311 $2,340 $2,646 $2,938 $2,786 $2,399 $2,428 $2,791 $3,187 $3,375 $4,409 $3,087 $3,759 $4,402 $4,659 $4,717 $4,832 $3,784 $3,716
(Ex Fuel) $1,585 $1,646 $1,757 $1,822 $1,881 $1,977 $2,210 $2,206 $1,701 $1,520 $1,484 $1,635 $1,770 $1,774 $1,803 $1,982 $2,150 $2,194 $2,397 $2,624 $2,349 $2,625
Pilots $523 $549 $576 $595 $597 $670 $850 $905 $634 $528 $463 $462 $468 $516 $581 $566 $532 $612 $785 $914 $925 $1,049
Salaries and Wages $388 $410 $444 $439 $437 $484 $553 $568 $371 $327 $292 $293 $296 $325 $354 $358 $367 $392 $528 $615 $649 $751
Pilot Training $25 $20 $21 $19 $21 $20 $25 $23 $11 $9 $11 $9 $10 $9 $13 $7 $7 $4 $13 $15 $22 $24
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $70 $76 $67 $91 $89 $115 $211 $259 $213 $158 $124 $121 $118 $135 $167 $156 $115 $173 $189 $198 $206 $211
Per Diem/ Personnel $40 $43 $45 $46 $50 $51 $61 $54 $39 $35 $36 $40 $44 $47 $46 $45 $43 $43 $55 $86 $48 $63
Purchased Goods $563 $693 $665 $572 $544 $769 $796 $652 $770 $981 $1,384 $1,633 $1,681 $2,726 $1,357 $1,858 $2,335 $2,543 $2,410 $2,297 $1,538 $1,152
Fuel/Oil $502 $598 $578 $489 $459 $669 $728 $579 $698 $908 $1,307 $1,552 $1,605 $2,636 $1,284 $1,777 $2,252 $2,465 $2,320 $2,207 $1,434 $1,091
Insurance $7 $5 $4 $2 $2 $2 $6 $17 $9 $6 $5 $4 $4 $2 $3 $4 $3 $2 $2 $2 $2 $2
Other (inc. Tax) $54 $90 $84 $80 $83 $97 $62 $56 $62 $66 $72 $77 $72 $88 $70 $77 $80 $76 $88 $88 $101 $59
Maintenance $552 $588 $696 $737 $788 $757 $808 $710 $594 $553 $614 $721 $833 $750 $712 $913 $1,103 $978 $993 $1,076 $774 $940
Labor $125 $123 $126 $129 $134 $133 $127 $158 $96 $74 $67 $68 $68 $74 $110 $161 $60 $111 $111 $95 $109 $95
Materials $85 $100 $124 $148 $162 $141 $131 $82 $66 $70 $69 $74 $101 $87 $52 $45 $83 $87 $83 $92 $57 $113
Third Party $31 $29 $65 $96 $126 $125 $167 $123 $157 $200 $279 $352 $425 $381 $370 $521 $734 $511 $578 $653 $366 $467
Total Direct $241 $252 $315 $370 $420 $393 $417 $362 $317 $339 $413 $494 $594 $538 $532 $728 $877 $709 $770 $840 $532 $674
Burden $311 $335 $381 $367 $367 $364 $391 $348 $277 $214 $201 $227 $240 $212 $180 $186 $226 $269 $224 $236 $242 $267
Aircraft Ownership $445 $411 $387 $396 $408 $444 $485 $512 $399 $358 $315 $366 $391 $414 $435 $379 $229 $293 $280 $293 $291 $278
Rentals $330 $288 $282 $273 $257 $252 $268 $333 $239 $199 $145 $193 $199 $219 $215 $202 $200 $269 $253 $268 $268 $259
Depreciation and Amortization $116 $123 $105 $123 $151 $192 $217 $178 $160 $159 $170 $173 $191 $195 $221 $177 $29 $24 $27 $24 $23 $20
Other $4 $3 $9 $12 $4 $6 -$2 $7 $2 $8 $16 $4 $3 $4 $1 $43 $203 $232 $250 $252 $256 $296
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet             329             332             332             325             336             347             349             303             305             293             249             246              239              232              173              152              152        207         190         188         190         195
Seats Per Departure             127             128             128             131             131             128             127             127             127             128             131             132              131              132              135              134              134        130         131         135         138         137
Average Stage Length             692             716             721             742             760             767             793             820             883             906             953             942              926              917              925              995            1,054     1,114      1,142      1,125      1,032         977
Gallons of Fuel Per Block Hour             921             932             923             913             900             910             886             811             718             756             765             756              747              741              760              776              780        764         767         764         758         756
Load Factor 67.6% 69.6% 69.6% 70.1% 68.3% 69.6% 69.4% 71.2% 75.4% 77.7% 80.8% 81.8% 82.6% 82.2% 81.8% 83.0% 84.5% 83.1% 84.4% 85.4% 85.5% 85.8%
Daily Utilization per Aircraft
Block Hours            9.28            9.40            9.59            9.78            9.95            9.85            9.22            8.96            9.00            9.81          10.36          10.57            10.65             9.96            10.23            10.46            10.39     10.01      10.07        9.65        9.18        8.87
Airborne Hours            7.75            7.88            8.01            8.17            8.24            8.10            7.67            7.51            8.26            8.21            8.75          10.21            10.69             9.97            10.26            10.50            10.42     10.03      10.11        9.66        9.18        8.87
Departures            4.83            4.76            4.81            4.77            4.71            4.57            4.21            4.01            3.78            3.97            4.04            4.17             4.21             3.97             4.11             4.04             3.82       3.49        3.44        3.31        3.37        3.40
  Large Narrowbodies $2,654 $2,886 $3,022 $2,755 $2,684 $2,939 $3,723 $3,763 $3,493 $3,640 $3,800 $3,966 $4,334 $5,976 $4,344 $4,968 $5,886 $5,236 $5,235 $5,057 $4,126 $3,809
(Ex Fuel) $2,083 $2,209 $2,363 $2,193 $2,150 $2,178 $2,846 $2,986 $2,563 $2,384 $2,006 $1,875 $2,197 $2,453 $2,597 $2,597 $2,873 $2,202 $2,384 $2,381 $2,406 $2,494
Pilots $651 $678 $744 $720 $733 $800 $948 $1,031 $734 $653 $541 $543 $566 $600 $650 $641 $607 $664 $791 $926 $932 $1,059
Salaries and Wages $495 $517 $583 $539 $546 $585 $629 $654 $440 $393 $350 $353 $368 $382 $401 $409 $429 $425 $542 $621 $648 $752
Pilot Training $28 $22 $26 $20 $23 $23 $25 $26 $20 $14 $9 $7 $11 $10 $12 $8 $10 $4 $4 $19 $29 $33
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $92 $97 $91 $114 $114 $141 $236 $299 $235 $209 $146 $143 $143 $161 $189 $177 $125 $190 $190 $200 $205 $211
Per Diem/ Personnel $35 $41 $45 $46 $50 $51 $58 $52 $39 $37 $36 $40 $44 $47 $47 $46 $43 $44 $56 $86 $48 $63
Purchased Goods $644 $784 $756 $650 $631 $864 $961 $873 $1,021 $1,354 $1,897 $2,200 $2,236 $3,644 $1,844 $2,478 $3,124 $3,122 $2,951 $2,775 $1,836 $1,379
Fuel/Oil $571 $677 $659 $562 $534 $761 $877 $777 $930 $1,256 $1,794 $2,091 $2,137 $3,523 $1,747 $2,371 $3,013 $3,034 $2,851 $2,676 $1,719 $1,315
Insurance $13 $11 $7 $4 $4 $5 $9 $20 $11 $6 $4 $4 $3 $2 $2 $3 $2 $3 $2 $2 $2 $2
Other (inc. Tax) $59 $96 $90 $84 $93 $99 $75 $76 $81 $91 $99 $105 $97 $120 $95 $104 $108 $85 $98 $97 $115 $62
Maintenance $532 $652 $775 $711 $739 $734 $1,032 $1,117 $1,148 $1,155 $939 $834 $1,108 $1,262 $1,334 $1,323 $1,578 $869 $842 $770 $815 $834
Labor $81 $121 $129 $126 $121 $121 $174 $216 $155 $101 $76 $84 $86 $97 $224 $391 $119 $78 $88 $84 $102 $87
Materials $122 $128 $175 $126 $167 $156 $204 $210 $287 $224 $126 $123 $198 $239 $270 $170 $318 $131 $117 $82 $74 $81
Third Party $52 $45 $60 $68 $70 $75 $97 $112 $122 $394 $475 $313 $460 $528 $384 $350 $629 $375 $406 $368 $406 $403
Total Direct $249 $294 $364 $320 $359 $352 $470 $539 $560 $719 $644 $520 $744 $864 $878 $911 $1,067 $583 $607 $532 $571 $572
Burden $284 $358 $411 $391 $380 $382 $562 $578 $588 $436 $294 $314 $364 $398 $456 $412 $511 $286 $235 $239 $244 $261
Aircraft Ownership $821 $769 $737 $661 $575 $581 $769 $734 $590 $465 $403 $385 $418 $467 $516 $492 $424 $327 $295 $274 $217 $201
Rentals $564 $523 $506 $402 $374 $397 $490 $479 $309 $234 $168 $239 $242 $273 $263 $262 $287 $293 $262 $244 $186 $168
Depreciation and Amortization $257 $246 $231 $259 $200 $184 $279 $255 $281 $230 $234 $146 $176 $193 $253 $230 $137 $34 $34 $30 $30 $32
Other $7 $4 $10 $13 $6 -$41 $12 $8 $0 $14 $21 $3 $5 $3 $1 $35 $153 $254 $355 $311 $326 $337
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet               88               90               92               96               98               98               98               97               96               97               97               97                97                97                97                96                95        336         352         350         351         354
Seats Per Departure             188             188             188             188             186             182             182             182             182             182             172             171              171              170              171              171              171        167         167         166         169         171
Average Stage Length          1,406          1,410          1,401          1,311          1,281          1,365          1,383          1,348          1,363          1,406          1,401          1,449            1,445            1,446            1,371            1,411            1,441     1,491      1,518      1,518      1,496      1,439
Gallons of Fuel Per Block Hour          1,050          1,053          1,053          1,050          1,050          1,073          1,106          1,105          1,013          1,065          1,044          1,022            1,004            1,007            1,015            1,034            1,043        942         941         923         904         908
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               11               11               11               11               10               10                 9               10               11               11                11                10                10                10                10         10           10           10           10           10
Airborne Hours                 9               10               10               10               10                 9                 9                 9                 8                 7                 9               11                11                10                10                10                10         10           10           10           10           10
Departures                 3                 3                 3                 4                 4                 3                 3                 3                 3                 3                 3                 3                  3                  3                  3                  3                  3           3             3             3             3             3
  Widebodies $5,040 $5,424 $5,376 $4,948 $4,804 $5,631 $5,882 $5,885 $5,530 $5,890 $7,200 $7,747 $7,986 $10,946 $7,054 $8,452 $9,990 $10,461 $10,604 $10,567 $8,373 $7,353
(Ex Fuel) $3,584 $3,713 $3,768 $3,663 $3,572 $3,886 $4,051 $4,313 $3,729 $3,369 $3,412 $3,279 $3,260 $3,376 $3,424 $3,419 $3,670 $3,569 $3,965 $4,256 $4,280 $4,325
Pilots $977 $1,102 $1,231 $1,274 $1,247 $1,343 $1,602 $1,742 $1,291 $1,084 $902 $880 $900 $1,003 $1,055 $1,019 $954 $1,073 $1,350 $1,621 $1,577 $1,768
Salaries and Wages $759 $858 $990 $980 $949 $994 $1,082 $1,131 $739 $653 $584 $581 $595 $647 $656 $654 $684 $723 $922 $1,087 $1,096 $1,250
Pilot Training $36 $31 $35 $32 $38 $38 $49 $48 $32 $21 $16 $12 $14 $15 $21 $14 $17 $14 $25 $36 $56 $62
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $132 $159 $149 $204 $196 $244 $408 $503 $462 $347 $243 $227 $223 $268 $305 $277 $183 $265 $312 $349 $344 $351
Per Diem/ Personnel $50 $53 $57 $58 $63 $66 $64 $60 $58 $62 $59 $60 $68 $74 $73 $73 $69 $70 $91 $150 $81 $105
Purchased Goods $1,513 $1,788 $1,683 $1,356 $1,309 $1,815 $1,935 $1,701 $1,927 $2,660 $3,953 $4,634 $4,884 $7,761 $3,762 $5,188 $6,521 $7,008 $6,737 $6,406 $4,216 $3,070
Fuel/Oil $1,456 $1,711 $1,608 $1,285 $1,232 $1,745 $1,831 $1,573 $1,801 $2,521 $3,788 $4,468 $4,726 $7,570 $3,631 $5,033 $6,320 $6,892 $6,639 $6,311 $4,094 $3,028
Insurance $18 $15 $12 $9 $8 $9 $19 $43 $26 $17 $21 $17 $12 $6 $8 $10 $10 $5 $4 $3 $2 $2
Other (inc. Tax) $40 $63 $63 $63 $70 $61 $84 $86 $100 $122 $144 $149 $145 $186 $123 $145 $192 $111 $94 $92 $120 $40
Maintenance $1,196 $1,176 $1,225 $1,159 $1,116 $1,225 $1,206 $1,203 $1,112 $1,038 $1,281 $1,410 $1,386 $1,371 $1,395 $1,331 $1,538 $1,374 $1,391 $1,426 $1,446 $1,358
Labor $251 $222 $197 $206 $204 $217 $241 $211 $165 $134 $113 $97 $111 $113 $219 $360 $106 $117 $123 $140 $129 $116
Materials $279 $246 $228 $194 $236 $197 $246 $168 $196 $175 $235 $186 $188 $212 $161 $107 $227 $202 $237 $227 $208 $192
Third Party $109 $165 $250 $240 $226 $222 $265 $237 $266 $346 $443 $629 $590 $552 $577 $484 $686 $688 $725 $739 $823 $754
Total Direct $639 $632 $674 $618 $572 $635 $602 $617 $562 $585 $775 $912 $888 $877 $958 $951 $1,019 $1,004 $1,082 $1,106 $1,137 $1,050
Burden $557 $543 $550 $541 $545 $590 $604 $587 $552 $453 $505 $497 $498 $494 $437 $380 $519 $370 $309 $320 $309 $307
Aircraft Ownership $1,340 $1,344 $1,215 $1,140 $1,121 $1,235 $1,232 $1,225 $1,266 $1,165 $1,029 $815 $793 $787 $837 $750 $313 $369 $386 $348 $312 $254
Rentals $790 $759 $696 $644 $622 $669 $579 $593 $564 $526 $401 $264 $247 $222 $230 $225 $227 $303 $316 $278 $235 $176
Depreciation and Amortization $549 $585 $519 $496 $500 $566 $653 $633 $702 $640 $628 $551 $546 $565 $606 $525 $86 $66 $70 $70 $77 $77
Other $14 $14 $21 $19 $10 $13 -$92 $13 -$66 -$57 $36 $8 $24 $24 $7 $165 $664 $637 $740 $766 $822 $904
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet             135             139             145             153             153             156             150             156             150             128             117             117              117              116              113              112              111        154         156         159         167         175
Seats Per Departure             296             298             294             284             280             280             276             266             261             265             273             273              273              271              270              272              273        268         267         267         265         265
Average Stage Length          2,762          2,746          2,800          2,783          2,772          2,890          3,080          2,915          3,016          3,141          3,398          3,348            3,476            3,672            3,553            3,525            3,725     4,186      4,362      4,528      4,578      4,468
Gallons of Fuel Per Block Hour          2,525          2,492          2,460          2,385          2,317          2,280          2,180          2,105          1,737          2,160          2,244          2,235            2,266            2,207            2,175            2,216            2,213     2,122      2,171      2,159      2,130      2,094
Load Factor 73.2% 74.1% 74.0% 72.6% 72.8% 74.0% 71.7% 75.8% 77.3% 81.1% 82.0% 82.9% 82.9% 79.8% 80.9% 83.9% 81.9% 81.6% 82.2% 81.3% 80.5% 79.7%
Daily Utilization per Aircraft
Block Hours           11.54          11.38          11.48          11.69          11.94          11.86          11.56          10.53            9.59          11.61          12.07          12.14            12.41            12.45            12.09            12.28            12.10     12.25      11.65      11.68      11.62      11.56
Airborne Hours          10.70          10.53          10.63          10.79          10.96          10.90          10.70            9.66            8.15          10.80          10.91          11.99            12.43            12.46            12.12            12.24            12.15     12.26      11.65      11.71      11.65      11.58
Departures            1.99            1.97            1.96            2.00            2.04            1.94            1.79            1.72            1.52            1.76            1.71            1.75             1.73             1.65             1.65             1.69             1.58       1.44        1.31        1.27        1.26        1.28
  Total Fleet $3,014 $3,238 $3,319 $3,169 $3,119 $3,568 $3,928 $3,920 $3,478 $3,615 $4,238 $4,618 $4,899 $6,722 $4,701 $5,687 $6,711 $6,400 $6,438 $6,408 $5,164 $4,751
(Ex Fuel) $2,231 $2,317 $2,434 $2,432 $2,421 $2,569 $2,853 $2,998 $2,426 $2,193 $2,133 $2,142 $2,287 $2,403 $2,530 $2,634 $2,854 $2,546 $2,781 $2,921 $2,887 $3,022
Pilots $672 $724 $792 $818 $810 $889 $1,086 $1,186 $838 $706 $602 $595 $613 $681 $754 $741 $697 $753 $929 $1,101 $1,100 $1,249
Salaries and Wages $510 $553 $623 $616 $606 $650 $720 $758 $487 $430 $386 $386 $397 $435 $465 $473 $493 $492 $633 $738 $767 $887
Pilot Training $29 $23 $26 $23 $26 $26 $32 $31 $19 $13 $12 $9 $11 $11 $15 $10 $11 $7 $11 $22 $35 $39
Benefits and Payroll Taxes $91 $103 $95 $128 $124 $157 $273 $342 $288 $220 $162 $155 $153 $181 $218 $203 $141 $204 $220 $237 $242 $249
Per Diem/ Personnel $42 $46 $48 $50 $54 $56 $61 $55 $45 $43 $43 $46 $51 $55 $55 $55 $52 $50 $64 $102 $57 $74
Purchased Goods $844 $1,013 $970 $817 $782 $1,091 $1,156 $1,016 $1,142 $1,517 $2,211 $2,587 $2,716 $4,446 $2,269 $3,166 $3,988 $3,946 $3,753 $3,583 $2,393 $1,786
Fuel/Oil $782 $921 $885 $737 $697 $999 $1,075 $922 $1,052 $1,421 $2,104 $2,476 $2,611 $4,319 $2,171 $3,053 $3,857 $3,854 $3,656 $3,488 $2,278 $1,729
Insurance $11 $9 $7 $5 $4 $5 $10 $25 $14 $9 $9 $8 $6 $3 $5 $6 $5 $3 $2 $2 $2 $2
Other (inc. Tax) $51 $84 $79 $76 $81 $87 $71 $69 $76 $86 $98 $103 $98 $124 $93 $107 $126 $89 $94 $94 $113 $56
Maintenance $730 $762 $860 $857 $875 $890 $961 $936 $837 $799 $868 $936 $1,050 $1,047 $1,088 $1,161 $1,369 $1,028 $1,018 $1,014 $972 $1,001
Labor $153 $150 $147 $151 $152 $156 $168 $185 $126 $96 $82 $80 $84 $91 $174 $288 $90 $97 $102 $101 $111 $97
Materials $146 $146 $162 $158 $184 $160 $177 $132 $141 $128 $127 $116 $146 $157 $141 $98 $190 $137 $138 $122 $105 $119
Third Party $56 $70 $117 $133 $146 $145 $184 $156 $182 $276 $365 $420 $479 $464 $442 $465 $692 $492 $531 $534 $507 $514
Total Direct $354 $365 $426 $434 $454 $457 $480 $473 $429 $477 $562 $615 $710 $710 $756 $851 $972 $725 $768 $755 $711 $726
Burden $376 $397 $434 $423 $421 $433 $482 $464 $409 $321 $306 $321 $340 $337 $332 $310 $396 $303 $250 $259 $261 $275
Aircraft Ownership $760 $732 $684 $663 $645 $698 $750 $772 $678 $602 $533 $495 $512 $538 $587 $536 $305 $328 $314 $298 $259 $233
Rentals $499 $459 $439 $405 $384 $398 $396 $440 $343 $296 $222 $222 $222 $231 $232 $225 $230 $289 $273 $259 $219 $191
Depreciation and Amortization $261 $273 $245 $258 $261 $300 $355 $333 $335 $306 $312 $272 $290 $307 $356 $311 $75 $39 $41 $39 $41 $42
Other $7 $7 $13 $14 $6 $0 -$26 $9 -$18 -$9 $22 $5 $9 $10 $3 $83 $352 $345 $423 $412 $440 $482
Indicies
Aircraft In Fleet             553             561             569             573             587             601             597             556             551             519             462             460              453              445              382              360              358        697         698         697         708         724
Seats Per Departure             194             194             195             195             192             190             188             187             181             183             186             186              188              190              195              197              198        187         187         189         192         194
Average Stage Length          1,046          1,068          1,088          1,115          1,121          1,145          1,181          1,224          1,255          1,293          1,368          1,364            1,371            1,402            1,446            1,541            1,614     1,661      1,702      1,720      1,684      1,633
Gallons of Fuel Per Block Hour          1,394          1,387          1,382          1,372          1,339          1,338          1,301          1,264          1,059          1,204          1,238          1,223            1,237            1,241            1,289            1,339            1,344     1,191      1,202      1,199      1,193      1,195
Load Factor 70.5% 71.7% 71.8% 71.6% 71.0% 72.3% 70.8% 73.5% 76.4% 79.3% 81.5% 82.1% 82.7% 81.0% 81.9% 84.1% 83.7% 82.9% 83.8% 83.6% 83.5% 82.9%
Daily Utilization per Aircraft
Block Hours           10.04          10.13          10.32          10.55          10.68          10.53            9.95            9.58            9.18          10.31          10.86          11.15            11.17            10.72            10.79            11.01            10.71     10.65      10.46      10.42      10.39      10.28
Airborne Hours            8.73            8.81            8.98            9.17            9.21            9.04            8.62            8.33            8.25            8.70            9.43          10.86            11.20            10.74            10.83            11.01            10.75     10.66      10.47      10.43      10.40      10.29
Departures            3.87            3.83            3.84            3.84            3.83            3.67            3.41            3.20            2.99            3.24            3.26            3.36             3.33             3.14             3.12             3.05             2.85       2.73        2.63        2.59        2.63        2.68
Note: Shaded data means data appear questionable.