Reported Operations of Nearly 3,400 Narrow-Body Jets

Narrow-body Jet Costs and Operations - 12 Months Ended December 2017


 

 

 

 

Small narrow-bodies (fewer than 150 seats) operate 9.8 hours per day while making 4.5 departures per day according to the most recent US Department of Transportation data. Large narrow-bodies (more than 150 seats) operate 10.7 hours per day and depart 3.4 times.


 

 

 

Cost Per Block Hour (US$)

Aircraft Carrier Crew Fuel AC Cost Mx Insur. Other Total
Small Narrowbodies $949 $1,326 $489 $756 $6 $98 $3,624
717-200 Delta $1,183 $1,163 $568 $728 $2 $43 $3,688
A319 Virgin America $748 $1,325 $683 $460 $2 $113 $3,331
737-700/LR United $1,069 $1,223 $404 $993 $2 $333 $4,024
737-700/LR Delta $1,198 $1,192 $593 $761 $2 $45 $3,791
737-700/LR Alaska $890 $1,203 $373 $2,762 $1 $64 $5,293
A319 American $770 $1,229 $457 $671 $2 $44 $3,173
717-200 Hawaiian $898 $1,036 $559 $1,569 $2 $132 $4,197
A319 United $1,067 $1,212 $90 $1,190 $6 $467 $4,032
737-700/LR Sun Country $541 $1,329 $516 $792 $14 $4 $3,196
A319 Delta $1,206 $1,304 $607 $778 $2 $46 $3,944
MD80 American $805 $1,587 $477 $702 $2 $54 $3,627
737-300 Southwest $989 $1,354 $1,162 $436 $8 $69 $4,019
737-700/LR Southwest $1,015 $1,327 $371 $706 $9 $73 $3,500
737-400 Alaska $908 $1,415 $311 $572 $1 $75 $3,281
A319 Spirit $577 $1,325 $769 $391 $13 $103 $3,178
A320 Virgin America $747 $1,321 $676 $461 $2 $107 $3,314
MD80 Delta $1,176 $1,578 $559 $717 $2 $42 $4,074
A320 American $921 $1,305 $547 $803 $3 $47 $3,625
A320 United $1,076 $1,315 $231 $1,236 $6 $346 $4,211
A319 Frontier $501 $1,015 $774 $280 $2 $71 $2,643
A320 JetBlue $825 $1,345 $471 $978 $2 $68 $3,689
737-400 Miami Air $1,459 $999 $1,094 $1,379 $63 $109 $5,103
A319 Allegiant $763 $1,419 $390 $671 $18 $35 $3,297
A320 Delta $1,206 $1,389 $605 $777 $2 $45 $4,025
MD80 Allegiant $1,057 $1,957 $541 $932 $25 $46 $4,558
A320 Allegiant $810 $1,512 $413 $711 $19 $38 $3,503
A320 Spirit $578 $1,326 $770 $392 $13 $103 $3,182
A320 Frontier $508 $1,037 $775 $281 $2 $73 $2,677
Large Narrowbodies $1,074 $1,465 $478 $747 $4 $128 $3,895
757-200 Air Transport International $1,470 $2,383 $3,094 $2,674 $23 $3 $9,647
737-800 Alaska $825 $1,352 $423 $660 $2 $74 $3,336
737-800 Delta $1,221 $1,380 $628 $805 $3 $47 $4,084
737-800 American $1,040 $1,306 $618 $907 $3 $49 $3,921
757-200 United $1,083 $1,837 $75 $1,295 $2 $404 $4,696
737-800 United $1,081 $1,393 $372 $826 $2 $332 $4,006
737-800 Sun Country $539 $1,530 $900 $908 $14 $3 $3,895
737-800 Miami Air $2,096 $1,658 $1,743 $2,413 $108 $157 $8,176
737-800 Southwest $1,040 $1,399 $291 $212 $9 $75 $3,026
757-200 American $1,292 $1,860 $765 $1,125 $4 $67 $5,112
A321 American $1,206 $1,515 $717 $1,052 $3 $56 $4,549
A321 JetBlue $837 $1,487 $101 $209 $1 $39 $2,674
737-900 United $1,085 $1,422 $17 $618 $3 $399 $3,542
737-900ER Alaska $845 $1,351 $341 $184 $3 $71 $2,794
737-900 Alaska $836 $1,347 $335 $842 $1 $70 $3,431
737-900ER Delta $1,219 $1,430 $628 $805 $3 $48 $4,133
A321 Virgin America $804 $1,236 $494 $456 $2 $59 $3,050
757-200 Delta $1,245 $1,709 $636 $816 $3 $47 $4,456
A321 Delta $1,183 $1,443 $570 $727 $2 $46 $3,970
757-300 United $1,077 $2,001 $271 $1,164 -- $306 $4,818
757-200 Allegiant $1,162 $2,118 $601 $1,031 $28 $47 $4,988
A321 Spirit $553 $1,271 $735 $375 $12 $99 $3,046
A321 Frontier $865 $1,881 $1,293 $466 $3 $134 $4,643
757-300 Delta $1,222 $1,886 $635 $816 $3 $46 $4,607
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Cost Per ASM (US Cents)

Aircraft Carrier Crew Fuel AC Cost Mx Insur. Other Total
Small Narrowbodies 1.82 2.55 0.94 1.45 0.01 0.19 6.96
717-200 Delta 3.39 3.33 1.63 2.08 0.01 0.12 10.56
A319 Virgin America 1.61 2.86 1.48 0.99 0.00 0.25 7.19
737-700/LR United 2.32 2.65 0.88 2.15 0.00 0.72 8.73
737-700/LR Delta 2.74 2.73 1.36 1.74 0.01 0.10 8.68
737-700/LR Alaska 2.03 2.74 0.85 6.30 0.00 0.15 12.08
A319 American 1.74 2.78 1.03 1.52 0.00 0.10 7.18
717-200 Hawaiian 3.73 4.30 2.32 6.51 0.01 0.55 17.42
A319 United 2.31 2.62 0.19 2.57 0.01 1.01 8.72
737-700/LR Sun Country 1.06 2.60 1.01 1.55 0.03 0.01 6.25
A319 Delta 2.47 2.67 1.24 1.59 0.01 0.09 8.09
MD80 American 1.74 3.43 1.03 1.52 0.00 0.12 7.84
737-300 Southwest 2.08 2.85 2.45 0.92 0.02 0.14 8.47
737-700/LR Southwest 1.97 2.58 0.72 1.37 0.02 0.14 6.81
737-400 Alaska 1.91 2.97 0.65 1.20 0.00 0.16 6.89
A319 Spirit 1.03 2.37 1.38 0.70 0.02 0.18 5.69
A320 Virgin America 1.23 2.18 1.12 0.76 0.00 0.18 5.47
MD80 Delta 2.55 3.42 1.21 1.56 0.00 0.09 8.84
A320 American 1.74 2.47 1.03 1.52 0.00 0.09 6.86
A320 United 1.91 2.34 0.41 2.20 0.01 0.61 7.48
A319 Frontier 0.89 1.81 1.38 0.50 0.00 0.13 4.70
A320 JetBlue 1.40 2.29 0.80 1.66 0.00 0.12 6.28
737-400 Miami Air 3.00 2.05 2.25 2.83 0.13 0.22 10.49
A319 Allegiant 1.28 2.38 0.65 1.13 0.03 0.06 5.52
A320 Delta 2.07 2.38 1.04 1.33 0.00 0.08 6.90
MD80 Allegiant 1.66 3.08 0.85 1.47 0.04 0.07 7.17
A320 Allegiant 1.18 2.20 0.60 1.04 0.03 0.06 5.10
A320 Spirit 0.85 1.95 1.13 0.58 0.02 0.15 4.68
A320 Frontier 0.72 1.48 1.10 0.40 0.00 0.10 3.81
Large Narrowbodies 1.56 2.12 0.69 1.08 0.01 0.18 5.64
757-200 Air Transport International 7.77 12.60 16.36 14.14 0.12 0.02 51.02
737-800 Alaska 1.26 2.07 0.65 1.01 0.00 0.11 5.11
737-800 Delta 1.91 2.16 0.98 1.26 0.00 0.07 6.39
737-800 American 1.74 2.19 1.03 1.52 0.00 0.08 6.57
757-200 United 1.51 2.56 0.11 1.80 0.00 0.56 6.54
737-800 United 1.67 2.15 0.57 1.27 0.00 0.51 6.17
737-800 Sun Country 0.80 2.28 1.34 1.35 0.02 0.01 5.80
737-800 Miami Air 3.38 2.67 2.81 3.89 0.17 0.25 13.19
737-800 Southwest 1.50 2.02 0.42 0.31 0.01 0.11 4.38
757-200 American 1.74 2.50 1.03 1.51 0.00 0.09 6.87
A321 American 1.74 2.19 1.04 1.52 0.00 0.08 6.57
A321 JetBlue 1.13 2.00 0.14 0.28 0.00 0.05 3.60
737-900 United 1.53 2.00 0.02 0.87 0.00 0.56 4.99
737-900ER Alaska 1.18 1.88 0.48 0.26 0.00 0.10 3.89
737-900 Alaska 1.25 2.01 0.50 1.26 0.00 0.10 5.13
737-900ER Delta 1.69 1.98 0.87 1.11 0.00 0.07 5.72
A321 Virgin America 1.01 1.55 0.62 0.57 0.00 0.07 3.82
757-200 Delta 1.60 2.20 0.82 1.05 0.00 0.06 5.74
A321 Delta 1.89 2.30 0.91 1.16 0.00 0.07 6.34
757-300 United 1.22 2.26 0.31 1.31 0.00 0.34 5.43
757-200 Allegiant 1.25 2.28 0.65 1.11 0.03 0.05 5.37
A321 Spirit 0.64 1.46 0.85 0.43 0.01 0.11 3.50
A321 Frontier 0.98 2.13 1.47 0.53 0.00 0.15 5.27
757-300 Delta 1.25 1.93 0.65 0.84 0.00 0.05 4.72
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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 1,763 793 144 772 $54,179 $82,152 $136,331
717-200 Delta 90 578 110 699 $23,801 $121,688 $145,489
A319 Virgin America 8 1,197 119 789 $190,386 $40,612 $230,998
737-700/LR United 40 1,108 121 722 $110,320 -- $110,320
737-700/LR Delta 10 777 124 717 $23,895 $122,310 $146,205
737-700/LR Alaska 12 729 124 702 $412 $85,585 $85,997
A319 American 125 787 128 744 $63,498 $57,696 $121,194
717-200 Hawaiian 20 139 128 632 $27,026 $67,761 $94,787
A319 United 63 852 128 729 $20,678 -- $20,678
737-700/LR Sun Country 6 1,174 129 665 $133,503 $16,049 $149,552
A319 Delta 56 968 132 785 $26,887 $137,523 $164,410
MD80 American 52 665 140 967 $56,974 $51,691 $108,665
737-300 Southwest 55 571 143 756 $87,818 $207,633 $295,452
737-700/LR Southwest 496 700 143 724 $27,268 $78,477 $105,745
737-400 Alaska 5 548 144 782 $18,821 $53,019 $71,840
A319 Spirit 31 1,037 146 799 $165,630 $58,136 $223,766
A320 Virgin America 55 1,535 148 791 $187,367 $40,810 $228,177
MD80 Delta 113 521 149 951 $22,616 $115,857 $138,473
A320 American 49 855 150 791 $74,728 $67,871 $142,599
A320 United 97 1,002 150 794 $61,483 -- $61,483
A319 Frontier 19 976 150 751 $219,333 $46,617 $265,950
A320 JetBlue 130 1,202 150 814 $23,613 $146,195 $169,808
737-400 Miami Air 0 607 154 743 $165,900 -- $165,900
A319 Allegiant 20 909 156 770 -- $94,855 $94,763
A320 Delta 65 928 158 838 $26,382 $135,366 $161,748
MD80 Allegiant 42 871 166 1,071 -- $83,584 $83,490
A320 Allegiant 23 882 179 815 -- $95,641 $95,555
A320 Spirit 53 972 180 800 $165,832 $58,105 $223,937
A320 Frontier 26 1,178 180 612 $307,362 $65,122 $372,483
Large Narrowbodies 1,609 1,257 174 866 $66,175 $82,546 $148,721
757-200 Air Transport International 4 2,166 42 1,216 $363,900 $25,661 $389,561
737-800 Alaska 61 1,474 159 794 $51,632 $96,124 $147,756
737-800 Delta 76 1,292 160 831 $30,794 $157,662 $188,456
737-800 American 295 1,085 160 790 $93,574 $85,032 $178,605
757-200 United 56 2,455 162 1,101 $12,696 -- $12,696
737-800 United 139 1,200 165 821 $114,451 -- $114,451
737-800 Sun Country 18 1,345 165 759 $242,150 $15,702 $257,852
737-800 Miami Air 2 801 174 684 $318,930 -- $318,930
737-800 Southwest 161 1,038 175 762 $12,781 $88,379 $101,160
757-200 American 45 1,755 177 1,136 $104,765 $95,071 $199,836
A321 American 213 1,285 177 915 $121,314 $110,267 $231,581
A321 JetBlue 44 1,846 178 894 $4,061 $33,837 $37,898
737-900 United 148 1,258 179 852 $5,549 -- $5,549
737-900ER Alaska 59 1,342 179 803 $636 $128,965 $129,601
737-900 Alaska 12 988 179 806 $542 $105,681 $106,222
737-900ER Delta 79 1,245 180 860 $31,507 $161,098 $192,604
A321 Virgin America 1 2,442 185 799 $128,358 $45,017 $173,375
757-200 Delta 101 1,516 188 1,032 $31,745 $162,760 $194,505
A321 Delta 23 623 192 861 $23,078 $117,243 $140,321
757-300 United 21 1,603 213 1,215 $214 -- $214
757-200 Allegiant 1 1,485 215 1,178 -- $130,058 $129,882
A321 Spirit 19 1,054 228 766 $164,816 $58,273 $223,089
A321 Frontier 17 1,120 230 873 $394,390 $81,262 $475,652
757-300 Delta 16 1,521 234 1,141 $32,820 $168,572 $201,392
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Average Daily Aircraft Utilization

Aircraft Carrier Ops BHs RPMs ASMs Load Factor
Small Narrowbodies 4.5 9.8 426,822 510,032 83.7%
717-200 Delta 4.9 8.9 261,982 311,803 84.0%
A319 Virgin America 3.6 11.1 419,636 514,762 81.5%
737-700/LR United 3.1 9.0 339,511 414,300 81.9%
737-700/LR Delta 3.9 8.6 316,052 374,857 84.3%
737-700/LR Alaska 3.7 7.6 264,289 332,011 79.6%
A319 American 3.9 9.0 322,000 397,883 80.9%
717-200 Hawaiian 9.0 6.6 120,073 159,606 75.2%
A319 United 3.6 8.4 330,625 389,944 84.8%
737-700/LR Sun Country 3.2 9.5 379,021 487,230 77.8%
A319 Delta 3.6 9.4 386,524 460,147 84.0%
MD80 American 3.8 7.7 292,667 358,057 81.7%
737-300 Southwest 4.9 8.4 320,407 396,704 80.8%
737-700/LR Southwest 5.5 10.7 459,297 550,030 83.5%
737-400 Alaska 4.6 7.6 264,762 362,275 73.1%
A319 Spirit 4.2 11.4 538,284 637,410 84.4%
A320 Virgin America 3.0 11.1 564,508 671,612 84.1%
MD80 Delta 5.1 8.6 334,550 397,972 84.1%
A320 American 3.6 8.9 391,455 468,031 83.6%
A320 United 3.4 9.2 444,289 517,642 85.8%
A319 Frontier 4.3 11.3 555,509 634,538 87.5%
A320 JetBlue 4.0 12.2 601,932 714,499 84.2%
737-400 Miami Air 2.6 5.0 70,251 242,488 29.0%
A319 Allegiant 3.4 8.0 409,878 476,816 86.0%
A320 Delta 3.7 9.3 462,246 542,659 85.2%
MD80 Allegiant 2.2 5.1 273,039 322,291 84.7%
A320 Allegiant 3.3 7.6 426,200 523,085 81.5%
A320 Spirit 4.4 11.4 640,600 775,251 82.6%
A320 Frontier 5.2 15.8 964,681 1,111,162 86.8%
Large Narrowbodies 3.4 10.7 629,731 736,319 85.5%
757-200 Air Transport International 0.9 4.1 32,918 78,274 42.1%
737-800 Alaska 3.2 11.5 643,466 749,141 85.9%
737-800 Delta 3.2 10.5 581,775 668,177 87.1%
737-800 American 3.4 9.8 496,132 586,611 84.6%
757-200 United 2.0 10.9 666,724 779,519 85.5%
737-800 United 3.3 10.1 547,440 657,072 83.3%
737-800 Sun Country 2.8 9.4 493,973 632,722 78.1%
737-800 Miami Air 2.7 6.0 121,019 372,894 32.5%
737-800 Southwest 4.3 11.4 672,905 789,494 85.2%
757-200 American 2.1 8.9 547,214 660,283 82.9%
A321 American 3.3 11.0 650,546 759,956 85.6%
A321 JetBlue 3.0 13.2 837,631 979,674 85.5%
737-900 United 3.5 11.0 672,240 777,447 86.5%
737-900ER Alaska 3.7 12.5 766,888 896,922 85.5%
737-900 Alaska 3.9 10.4 591,497 696,328 84.9%
737-900ER Delta 3.4 10.7 685,262 771,682 88.8%
A321 Virgin America 2.0 11.5 821,432 921,592 89.1%
757-200 Delta 2.9 10.7 722,313 827,537 87.3%
A321 Delta 4.5 8.6 473,314 537,453 88.1%
757-300 United 2.5 9.5 741,836 840,685 88.2%
757-200 Allegiant 2.1 7.1 557,113 659,852 84.4%
A321 Spirit 4.3 11.9 858,856 1,034,986 83.0%
A321 Frontier 4.1 12.1 904,122 1,065,523 84.9%
757-300 Delta 3.0 11.1 956,381 1,078,618 88.7%
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