Reported Operating Cost and Utilization of More Than 3,000 Narrowbody Aircraft

Narrowbody Jet Costs and Operations - 12 Months Ended December 2014


 

 

 

 

US DOT data for the Year Ending December 2014 includes operating cost and utilization of more than 3,000 narrowbody aircraft. Small narrowbodies account for 1,766 aircraft.


 

 

 

Cost Per Block Hour (US$)

Aircraft Carrier Crew Fuel AC Cost Mx Insur. Other Total
Small Narrowbodies $805 $2,320 $494 $732 $9 $85 $4,445
717-200 Delta $1,016 $2,716 $537 $835 $7 $10 $5,121
737-700/LR United $861 $2,111 $648 $785 $2 $85 $4,492
A319 Virgin America $534 $185 $923 $310 $24 $157 $2,133
717-200 Hawaiian $738 $1,811 $455 $1,754 $3 $137 $4,898
737-500 Southwest $751 $2,127 $597 $616 $10 $80 $4,181
A319 United $918 $2,122 $397 $1,145 $7 $95 $4,684
737-700/LR Delta $962 $2,622 $572 $887 $8 $10 $5,061
737-700/LR Alaska $798 $1,951 $442 $721 $2 $96 $4,011
A319 US Airways $1,144 $2,105 $405 $743 $4 $62 $4,462
A319 Delta $1,115 $2,905 $810 $1,258 $11 $24 $6,123
A319 American $708 $1,936 $38 $182 $3 $66 $2,933
737-700/LR Sun Country $411 $1,984 $829 $600 $17 $6 $3,846
737-400 Miami Air $1,324 $2,156 $1,655 $1,290 $116 -- $6,540
A319 Frontier $490 $2,026 $667 $292 $3 $108 $3,586
MD80 American $743 $2,673 $211 $839 $1 $89 $4,555
737-300 Southwest $791 $2,102 $681 $605 $11 $85 $4,275
737-700/LR Southwest $814 $2,000 $345 $600 $11 $87 $3,858
737-400 Alaska $804 $2,358 $720 $1,146 $1 $120 $5,148
737-400 US Airways $1,489 $2,404 $833 $1,568 $3 $65 $6,361
A319 Spirit $566 $2,144 $885 $393 $28 $168 $4,184
A320 Virgin America $505 $2,609 $902 $305 $23 $279 $4,622
A320 United $932 $2,291 $558 $1,148 $8 $105 $5,042
MD80 Delta $950 $3,303 $519 $805 $7 $10 $5,594
A320 Delta $969 $3,099 $570 $886 $8 $11 $5,542
A320 JetBlue $735 $2,328 $391 $688 $4 $76 $4,222
A320 US Airways $543 $2,261 $601 $1,137 $4 $80 $4,626
A319 Allegiant $399 $2,230 $505 $391 $28 $42 $3,594
MD80 Allegiant $543 $3,058 $685 $534 $39 $57 $4,915
A320 Frontier $641 $2,780 $870 $383 $4 $151 $4,829
A320 Allegiant $428 $2,378 $530 $433 $33 $45 $3,847
A320 Spirit $564 $2,131 $884 $393 $27 $172 $4,170
Large Narrowbodies $826 $2,698 $605 $768 $4 $75 $4,976
A321 American $617 $2,273 $21 $96 $2 $69 $3,078
737-800 American $703 $2,179 $956 $741 $2 $71 $4,652
737-800 United $879 $2,375 $655 $709 $0 $97 $4,716
737-800 Delta $985 $3,070 $588 $913 $8 $11 $5,575
MD90 Delta $958 $3,152 $534 $830 $7 $10 $5,492
737-800 Alaska $773 $2,314 $548 $349 $3 $77 $4,065
737-900 United $881 $2,433 $421 $523 $6 $103 $4,368
757-200 United $1,031 $3,167 $597 $1,008 $2 $131 $5,936
737-800 Sun Country $430 $2,412 $1,257 $725 $18 $6 $4,848
737-800 Southwest $828 $2,143 $349 $385 $11 $89 $3,805
737-800 Miami Air $1,534 $2,501 $1,909 $1,515 $134 -- $7,593
757-200 Delta $985 $3,581 $577 $896 $8 $11 $6,058
737-900 Delta $962 $2,333 $493 $764 $7 $10 $4,569
737-900 Alaska $807 $2,323 $473 $468 $4 $92 $4,167
757-200 American $857 $3,182 $498 $1,647 $2 $121 $6,307
757-200 US Airways $1,177 $3,229 $509 $1,231 $2 $67 $6,215
A321 US Airways $375 $2,568 $439 $575 -- $98 $4,053
A321 JetBlue $739 $2,484 $19 $178 $2 $51 $3,473
757-300 United $971 $3,626 $669 $1,415 $3 $212 $6,896
757-200 Allegiant $610 $3,465 $770 $601 $43 $61 $5,550
A321 Spirit $568 $2,147 $888 $394 $28 $169 $4,194
757-300 Delta $957 $4,202 $587 $912 $8 $11 $6,677
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Cost Per ASM (US Cents)

Aircraft Carrier Crew Fuel AC Cost Mx Insur. Other Total
Small Narrowbodies 1.55 4.46 0.95 1.41 0.02 0.16 8.55
717-200 Delta 3.18 8.50 1.68 2.61 0.02 0.03 16.02
737-700/LR United 1.86 4.56 1.40 1.70 0.00 0.18 9.71
A319 Virgin America 1.18 0.41 2.04 0.68 0.05 0.35 4.71
717-200 Hawaiian 3.11 7.62 1.92 7.38 0.01 0.57 20.62
737-500 Southwest 2.05 5.80 1.63 1.68 0.03 0.22 11.40
A319 United 1.99 4.60 0.86 2.48 0.02 0.21 10.16
737-700/LR Delta 2.03 5.54 1.21 1.88 0.02 0.02 10.70
737-700/LR Alaska 1.70 4.17 0.94 1.54 0.00 0.21 8.57
A319 US Airways 2.71 5.00 0.96 1.76 0.01 0.15 10.59
A319 Delta 2.52 6.57 1.83 2.85 0.03 0.05 13.85
A319 American 1.58 4.32 0.09 0.41 0.01 0.15 6.54
737-700/LR Sun Country 0.82 3.95 1.65 1.19 0.03 0.01 7.66
737-400 Miami Air 3.00 4.89 3.75 2.93 0.26 0.00 14.83
A319 Frontier 0.95 3.94 1.30 0.57 0.01 0.21 6.97
MD80 American 1.50 5.39 0.43 1.69 0.00 0.18 9.19
737-300 Southwest 1.65 4.39 1.42 1.26 0.02 0.18 8.93
737-700/LR Southwest 1.55 3.82 0.66 1.15 0.02 0.17 7.37
737-400 Alaska 1.58 4.63 1.41 2.25 0.00 0.24 10.12
737-400 US Airways 3.41 5.51 1.91 3.60 0.01 0.15 14.59
A319 Spirit 1.02 3.88 1.60 0.71 0.05 0.30 7.57
A320 Virgin America 0.82 4.25 1.47 0.50 0.04 0.45 7.52
A320 United 1.61 3.96 0.96 1.98 0.01 0.18 8.71
MD80 Delta 2.02 7.02 1.10 1.71 0.02 0.02 11.89
A320 Delta 1.72 5.49 1.01 1.57 0.01 0.02 9.83
A320 JetBlue 1.23 3.88 0.65 1.15 0.01 0.13 7.04
A320 US Airways 0.96 4.00 1.06 2.01 0.01 0.14 8.19
A319 Allegiant 0.64 3.56 0.81 0.62 0.04 0.07 5.74
MD80 Allegiant 0.85 4.81 1.08 0.84 0.06 0.09 7.74
A320 Frontier 0.98 4.26 1.33 0.59 0.01 0.23 7.40
A320 Allegiant 0.63 3.49 0.78 0.64 0.05 0.07 5.65
A320 Spirit 0.84 3.18 1.32 0.59 0.04 0.26 6.23
Large Narrowbodies 1.23 4.01 0.90 1.14 0.01 0.11 7.39
A321 American 1.31 4.83 0.05 0.20 0.00 0.15 6.55
737-800 American 1.20 3.72 1.63 1.26 0.00 0.12 7.93
737-800 United 1.41 3.82 1.05 1.14 0.00 0.16 7.58
737-800 Delta 1.52 4.72 0.90 1.40 0.01 0.02 8.58
MD90 Delta 1.76 5.81 0.98 1.53 0.01 0.02 10.12
737-800 Alaska 1.15 3.43 0.81 0.52 0.00 0.11 6.03
737-900 United 1.30 3.58 0.62 0.77 0.01 0.15 6.42
757-200 United 1.40 4.30 0.81 1.37 0.00 0.18 8.06
737-800 Sun Country 0.65 3.67 1.91 1.10 0.03 0.01 7.37
737-800 Southwest 1.21 3.13 0.51 0.56 0.02 0.13 5.56
737-800 Miami Air 2.42 3.95 3.02 2.39 0.21 0.00 11.99
757-200 Delta 1.38 5.02 0.81 1.26 0.01 0.02 8.49
737-900 Delta 1.29 3.13 0.66 1.03 0.01 0.01 6.14
737-900 Alaska 1.09 3.15 0.64 0.64 0.00 0.13 5.65
757-200 American 1.14 4.22 0.66 2.19 0.00 0.16 8.37
757-200 US Airways 1.50 4.12 0.65 1.57 0.00 0.09 7.93
A321 US Airways 0.53 3.60 0.62 0.81 0.00 0.14 5.68
A321 JetBlue 0.93 3.11 0.02 0.22 0.00 0.06 4.35
757-300 United 1.05 3.92 0.72 1.53 0.00 0.23 7.46
757-200 Allegiant 0.65 3.67 0.82 0.64 0.05 0.06 5.88
A321 Spirit 0.69 2.62 1.08 0.48 0.03 0.21 5.11
757-300 Delta 1.01 4.45 0.62 0.96 0.01 0.01 7.07
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Indicies and Monthly Ownership Cost

Aircraft Carrier Fleet Stage Length Seats GPH Monthly Rentals Monthly Dep. Monthly AC Ownership
Small Narrowbodies 1,766 816 143 785 $71,365 $71,580 $142,945
717-200 Delta 36 454 110 727 $23,226 $93,500 $116,726
737-700/LR United 33 1,213 118 721 $147,076 $65,595 $212,671
A319 Virgin America 9 1,008 119 65 $301,657 $10,396 $312,052
717-200 Hawaiian 18 138 121 643 $17,653 $59,465 $77,118
737-500 Southwest 14 353 122 749 $69,066 $71,221 $140,287
A319 United 50 1,005 123 735 $19,514 $92,199 $111,713
737-700/LR Delta 10 1,044 124 742 $29,006 $120,568 $149,574
737-700/LR Alaska 14 949 124 682 $1,430 $133,136 $134,566
A319 US Airways 93 720 124 749 $109,808 $4,673 $114,481
A319 Delta 56 779 124 807 $35,405 $145,758 $181,163
A319 American 18 762 128 713 -- $10,857 $10,857
737-700/LR Sun Country 7 1,124 131 558 $246,182 $16,504 $262,686
737-400 Miami Air 1 651 131 808 $232,640 $14,893 $247,533
A319 Frontier 34 850 139 724 $202,425 $25,721 $228,146
MD80 American 153 785 140 1,023 $37,462 $9,758 $47,220
737-300 Southwest 122 578 141 746 $87,046 $99,267 $186,313
737-700/LR Southwest 420 748 143 710 $24,464 $88,323 $112,787
737-400 Alaska 22 705 144 794 $127,343 $54,773 $182,116
737-400 US Airways 7 556 144 815 $90,641 $88,527 $179,168
A319 Spirit 28 991 146 743 $285,698 $5,274 $290,972
A320 Virgin America 42 1,606 147 924 $301,622 $10,363 $311,985
A320 United 89 1,167 148 796 $101,007 $70,653 $171,660
MD80 Delta 115 582 149 921 $23,953 $99,077 $123,029
A320 Delta 68 937 150 865 $29,593 $122,197 $151,789
A320 JetBlue 130 1,339 150 799 $40,993 $105,727 $146,721
A320 US Airways 67 1,034 150 807 $149,768 $30,690 $180,458
A319 Allegiant 3 1,068 156 741 $21,656 $93,960 $115,615
MD80 Allegiant 53 897 166 1,012 $19,119 $84,066 $103,185
A320 Frontier 19 1,013 171 774 $277,412 $35,359 $312,771
A320 Allegiant 7 906 178 792 $19,529 $99,224 $118,754
A320 Spirit 27 968 178 743 $285,371 $5,532 $290,903
Large Narrowbodies 1,265 1,285 168 893 $92,413 $92,039 $184,452
A321 American 17 2,165 112 845 -- $6,906 $6,906
737-800 American 235 1,173 151 779 $250,815 $39,116 $289,931
737-800 United 119 1,327 154 820 $137,403 $81,669 $219,073
737-800 Delta 72 1,364 160 855 $35,611 $147,042 $182,653
MD90 Delta 64 675 160 877 $24,961 $102,729 $127,690
737-800 Alaska 61 1,520 160 803 $54,702 $131,746 $186,449
737-900 United 95 1,338 169 845 $11,643 $138,516 $150,159
757-200 United 88 2,128 170 1,083 $76,661 $86,347 $163,008
737-800 Sun Country 12 1,163 171 653 $320,482 $14,436 $334,918
737-800 Southwest 66 1,011 175 767 $24,635 $92,096 $116,730
737-800 Miami Air 2 758 175 753 $359,089 $21,973 $381,061
757-200 Delta 130 1,224 179 1,012 $32,065 $132,486 $164,551
737-900 Delta 15 1,344 180 753 $30,406 $124,331 $154,737
737-900 Alaska 31 1,348 180 818 $425 $161,848 $162,272
757-200 American 84 1,519 181 1,097 $39,908 $83,935 $123,842
757-200 US Airways 24 1,907 181 1,137 $98,365 $45,696 $144,061
A321 US Airways 100 1,124 187 924 $60,959 $85,821 $146,780
A321 JetBlue 6 1,928 190 880 $77 $6,962 $7,039
757-300 United 19 1,876 213 1,265 $129,984 $78,784 $208,768
757-200 Allegiant 6 1,692 216 1,139 $19,862 $87,883 $107,745
A321 Spirit 2 1,074 218 747 $284,826 $5,351 $290,177
757-300 Delta 16 1,418 227 1,190 $32,592 $133,865 $166,457
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Average Daily Aircraft Utilization

Aircraft Carrier Ops BHs RPMs ASMs Load Factor
Small Narrowbodies 4.4 9.9 431,857 515,519 83.8%
717-200 Delta 5.0 7.9 211,693 252,065 84.0%
737-700/LR United 3.5 10.8 416,747 499,391 83.5%
A319 Virgin America 4.2 11.1 391,921 503,857 77.8%
717-200 Hawaiian 9.3 6.6 123,844 155,882 79.4%
737-500 Southwest 6.6 7.7 220,630 283,257 77.9%
A319 United 3.8 10.3 400,904 473,920 84.6%
737-700/LR Delta 3.5 9.5 377,895 449,284 84.1%
737-700/LR Alaska 4.0 10.0 408,582 468,362 87.2%
A319 US Airways 4.4 9.3 327,377 391,000 83.7%
A319 Delta 3.7 8.1 297,202 358,974 82.8%
A319 American 4.3 9.3 323,302 417,124 77.5%
737-700/LR Sun Country 3.6 10.4 372,436 523,239 71.2%
737-400 Miami Air 2.5 4.9 56,922 216,819 26.3%
A319 Frontier 4.9 11.2 519,492 578,210 89.8%
MD80 American 3.9 8.6 359,201 426,027 84.3%
737-300 Southwest 5.3 9.0 343,344 430,457 79.8%
737-700/LR Southwest 5.3 10.8 467,633 567,959 82.3%
737-400 Alaska 4.2 8.3 340,892 423,170 80.6%
737-400 US Airways 3.8 7.1 264,502 308,163 85.8%
A319 Spirit 4.9 12.8 614,530 705,083 87.2%
A320 Virgin America 2.9 11.4 580,537 698,616 83.1%
A320 United 3.5 10.6 529,107 612,695 86.4%
MD80 Delta 4.7 8.6 336,296 405,123 83.0%
A320 Delta 3.9 9.7 464,011 545,095 85.1%
A320 JetBlue 3.8 12.7 642,650 761,489 84.4%
A320 US Airways 3.6 9.9 479,765 557,761 86.0%
A319 Allegiant 2.8 7.5 433,232 471,633 91.9%
MD80 Allegiant 2.1 4.9 282,011 314,537 89.7%
A320 Frontier 4.4 11.8 676,708 771,458 87.7%
A320 Allegiant 3.1 7.4 440,721 501,819 87.8%
A320 Spirit 4.9 12.8 729,621 854,164 85.4%
Large Narrowbodies 3.3 10.6 605,022 710,415 85.2%
A321 American 2.1 10.6 435,783 498,402 87.4%
737-800 American 3.4 10.4 505,870 607,647 83.3%
737-800 United 3.3 11.0 570,213 684,256 83.3%
737-800 Delta 3.4 11.3 612,482 733,047 83.6%
MD90 Delta 4.4 8.7 406,985 471,026 86.4%
737-800 Alaska 3.1 11.2 654,160 754,690 86.7%
737-900 United 3.5 11.7 686,630 797,333 86.1%
757-200 United 2.3 11.0 698,764 813,018 85.9%
737-800 Sun Country 2.9 8.8 418,082 576,291 72.5%
737-800 Southwest 4.3 11.0 651,125 753,238 86.4%
737-800 Miami Air 3.1 6.6 183,258 415,422 44.1%
757-200 Delta 3.4 10.4 646,630 738,588 87.5%
737-900 Delta 3.5 11.4 777,740 852,494 91.2%
737-900 Alaska 3.4 11.3 713,874 831,802 85.8%
757-200 American 2.5 9.0 563,976 679,074 83.1%
757-200 US Airways 2.1 9.3 612,078 728,770 84.0%
A321 US Airways 3.7 11.0 672,017 783,911 85.7%
A321 JetBlue 2.6 12.1 759,529 967,538 78.5%
757-300 United 2.4 10.3 829,751 949,320 87.4%
757-200 Allegiant 1.2 4.6 376,932 434,424 86.8%
A321 Spirit 4.4 12.7 928,266 1,039,382 89.3%
757-300 Delta 3.0 10.3 871,087 973,047 89.5%
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US DOT Form 41 data via PlaneStats.com. Regional carrier costs vary based on capacity purchase agreements that pass certain costs to the mainline partner.
 
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