Reported Operating Cost and Utilization of Narrow-body Jets

Narrow-body Jet Costs and Operations - 12 Months Ended December 2018


 

 

US DOT data for the year ended December 2018 includes operating cost and utilization for nearly 3,300 narrow-body aircraft. On average, small narrow-body jets operate 9.8 hours per day, while large narrow-bodies operate 10.8 hours per day.


 

 

 

Cost Per Block Hour (US$)

Aircraft Carrier Crew Fuel AC Cost Mx Insur. Other Total
Small Narrowbodies $1,010 $1,674 $478 $755 $6 $109 $4,032
717-200 Delta $1,200 $1,538 $607 $560 $2 $21 $3,929
737-700/LR Delta $1,217 $1,597 $633 $577 $2 $22 $4,048
737-700/LR Alaska $1,112 $2,037 $393 $2,277 $1 $120 $5,940
737-700/LR United $1,111 $1,583 $261 $873 -- $336 $4,163
717-200 Hawaiian $890 $1,336 $674 $1,674 $3 $158 $4,734
737-700/LR Sun Country $554 $1,756 $651 -- $16 $1 $2,978
A319 American $788 $1,613 $469 $675 $2 $48 $3,594
A319 United $1,121 $1,599 $93 $974 $2 $457 $4,246
A319 Delta $1,225 $1,725 $649 $600 $2 $23 $4,224
MD80 American $827 $2,098 $489 $705 $2 $60 $4,182
737-700/LR Southwest $1,024 $1,522 $401 $773 $9 $79 $3,808
A319 Spirit $744 $1,718 $640 $373 $12 $101 $3,589
MD80 Delta $1,190 $2,063 $590 $554 $2 $21 $4,420
A320 Alaska $1,660 $2,942 $1,306 $1,051 $9 $217 $7,186
A320 United $1,127 $1,726 $184 $1,202 $3 $357 $4,600
A319 Frontier $636 $1,136 $751 $240 $2 $63 $2,827
A320 American $944 $1,706 $561 $808 $2 $52 $4,074
A320 JetBlue $918 $1,764 $517 $956 $3 $128 $4,285
A319 Allegiant $838 $1,819 $419 $621 $19 $26 $3,743
A320 Delta $1,220 $1,851 $641 $593 $2 $23 $4,330
MD80 Allegiant $1,190 $2,530 $541 $832 $27 $37 $5,156
A320 Frontier $684 $1,197 $757 $241 $2 $65 $2,946
A320 Spirit $733 $1,693 $629 $367 $11 $100 $3,533
A320 Allegiant $878 $1,901 $444 $652 $20 $28 $3,922
Large Narrowbodies $1,103 $1,877 $522 $699 $4 $97 $4,302
MD90 Delta $1,213 $1,955 $628 $590 $2 $23 $4,411
737-800 Alaska $856 $1,751 $424 $825 $2 $117 $3,975
737-800 Delta $1,235 $1,811 $666 $619 $2 $24 $4,356
737-800 American $1,055 $1,701 $627 $904 $3 $53 $4,344
757-200 United $1,139 $2,386 $55 $1,109 -- $375 $5,065
737-800 United $1,139 $1,787 $299 $816 -- $315 $4,355
737-800 Sun Country $580 $2,121 $896 $709 $16 $2 $4,324
737-800 Southwest $1,043 $1,584 $293 $267 $9 $81 $3,276
737-800 Miami Air $1,813 $2,150 $1,798 $2,272 $83 $135 $8,251
A321 JetBlue $945 $1,939 $121 $223 $1 $102 $3,331
A321 American $1,243 $1,989 $739 $1,064 $3 $62 $5,101
757-200 American $1,352 $2,459 $803 $1,158 $4 $74 $5,850
737-900ER Alaska $878 $1,730 $324 $230 $3 $113 $3,279
737-900 Alaska $868 $1,734 $352 $1,201 $1 $111 $4,267
737-900ER Delta $1,236 $1,903 $669 $611 $3 $23 $4,445
757-200 Delta $1,251 $2,269 $673 $620 $3 $24 $4,839
A321 Delta $1,224 $2,020 $646 $574 $2 $22 $4,489
757-300 United $1,148 $2,659 $337 $1,147 -- $365 $5,654
A321 Spirit $620 $1,431 $529 $310 $10 $84 $2,984
A321 Frontier $1,183 $2,201 $1,255 $403 $3 $112 $5,158
757-300 Delta $1,244 $2,588 $682 $624 $3 $24 $5,165
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Cost Per ASM (US Cents)

Aircraft Carrier Crew Fuel AC Cost Mx Insur. Other Total
Small Narrowbodies 1.95 3.24 0.92 1.46 0.01 0.21 7.80
717-200 Delta 3.40 4.36 1.72 1.59 0.01 0.06 11.14
737-700/LR Delta 2.77 3.63 1.44 1.31 0.01 0.05 9.20
737-700/LR Alaska 2.68 4.90 0.95 5.48 0.00 0.29 14.30
737-700/LR United 2.36 3.37 0.55 1.85 0.00 0.71 8.85
717-200 Hawaiian 3.72 5.58 2.82 7.00 0.01 0.66 19.78
737-700/LR Sun Country 1.09 3.46 1.28 0.00 0.03 0.00 5.86
A319 American 1.80 3.68 1.07 1.54 0.00 0.11 8.20
A319 United 2.47 3.52 0.21 2.14 0.01 1.01 9.35
A319 Delta 2.50 3.52 1.32 1.22 0.00 0.05 8.61
MD80 American 1.80 4.56 1.06 1.53 0.00 0.13 9.08
737-700/LR Southwest 2.02 3.01 0.79 1.53 0.02 0.16 7.53
A319 Spirit 1.34 3.10 1.16 0.67 0.02 0.18 6.48
MD80 Delta 2.65 4.60 1.31 1.23 0.00 0.05 9.85
A320 Alaska 2.84 5.03 2.23 1.80 0.02 0.37 12.28
A320 United 2.01 3.09 0.33 2.15 0.01 0.64 8.22
A319 Frontier 1.15 2.06 1.36 0.43 0.00 0.11 5.13
A320 American 1.80 3.25 1.07 1.54 0.00 0.10 7.76
A320 JetBlue 1.56 3.00 0.88 1.63 0.01 0.22 7.30
A319 Allegiant 1.39 3.02 0.70 1.03 0.03 0.04 6.22
A320 Delta 2.13 3.23 1.12 1.03 0.00 0.04 7.55
MD80 Allegiant 1.86 3.95 0.84 1.30 0.04 0.06 8.05
A320 Frontier 0.99 1.74 1.10 0.35 0.00 0.09 4.27
A320 Spirit 1.07 2.47 0.92 0.54 0.02 0.15 5.16
A320 Allegiant 1.28 2.76 0.65 0.95 0.03 0.04 5.70
Large Narrowbodies 1.61 2.73 0.76 1.02 0.01 0.14 6.27
MD90 Delta 2.22 3.59 1.15 1.08 0.00 0.04 8.09
737-800 Alaska 1.31 2.69 0.65 1.27 0.00 0.18 6.10
737-800 Delta 1.96 2.88 1.06 0.98 0.00 0.04 6.92
737-800 American 1.79 2.88 1.06 1.53 0.00 0.09 7.36
757-200 United 1.58 3.32 0.08 1.54 0.00 0.52 7.04
737-800 United 1.75 2.75 0.46 1.26 0.00 0.48 6.71
737-800 Sun Country 0.83 3.03 1.28 1.01 0.02 0.00 6.17
737-800 Southwest 1.51 2.30 0.42 0.39 0.01 0.12 4.76
737-800 Miami Air 2.83 3.36 2.81 3.55 0.13 0.21 12.90
A321 JetBlue 1.27 2.61 0.16 0.30 0.00 0.14 4.49
A321 American 1.80 2.88 1.07 1.54 0.00 0.09 7.37
757-200 American 1.79 3.26 1.07 1.54 0.00 0.10 7.76
737-900ER Alaska 1.23 2.42 0.45 0.32 0.00 0.16 4.59
737-900 Alaska 1.34 2.68 0.54 1.85 0.00 0.17 6.58
737-900ER Delta 1.71 2.63 0.92 0.84 0.00 0.03 6.15
757-200 Delta 1.62 2.94 0.87 0.80 0.00 0.03 6.27
A321 Delta 1.71 2.82 0.90 0.80 0.00 0.03 6.27
757-300 United 1.24 2.88 0.36 1.24 0.00 0.39 6.12
A321 Spirit 0.72 1.65 0.61 0.36 0.01 0.10 3.44
A321 Frontier 1.37 2.54 1.45 0.47 0.00 0.13 5.96
757-300 Delta 1.25 2.59 0.68 0.62 0.00 0.02 5.17
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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 1,664 771 145 780 $49,245 $81,687 $130,932
717-200 Delta 90 589 110 705 $27,485 $130,919 $158,404
737-700/LR Delta 10 790 124 729 $27,981 $132,688 $160,669
737-700/LR Alaska 14 512 124 907 $693 $72,976 $73,669
737-700/LR United 40 1,087 125 723 $75,101 -- $75,101
717-200 Hawaiian 20 140 127 633 $52,295 $72,431 $124,726
737-700/LR Sun Country 5 1,230 128 665 $160,301 $28,866 $189,167
A319 American 122 774 128 747 $65,924 $59,791 $125,715
A319 United 67 846 128 742 $25,343 -- $25,343
A319 Delta 56 969 132 792 $30,669 $146,196 $176,865
MD80 American 37 659 140 976 $60,751 $55,665 $116,416
737-700/LR Southwest 510 668 143 724 $30,776 $77,137 $107,913
A319 Spirit 31 1,050 145 799 $124,809 $77,659 $202,468
MD80 Delta 98 481 149 953 $25,294 $121,327 $146,621
A320 Alaska 40 1,374 149 1,333 $213,559 $45,594 $259,153
A320 United 99 1,003 150 797 $50,707 -- $50,707
A319 Frontier 14 924 150 746 $169,822 $43,440 $213,262
A320 American 47 840 150 791 $80,082 $72,686 $152,769
A320 JetBlue 130 1,184 151 817 $25,554 $158,208 $183,763
A319 Allegiant 30 920 156 779 -- $81,051 $81,051
A320 Delta 61 927 158 850 $29,370 $140,054 $169,423
MD80 Allegiant 23 885 166 1,097 -- $77,288 $77,288
A320 Frontier 22 1,094 180 620 $286,083 $71,114 $357,197
A320 Spirit 59 1,017 180 786 $124,502 $77,767 $202,269
A320 Allegiant 38 861 180 814 -- $96,329 $96,329
Large Narrowbodies 1,623 1,220 175 863 $67,175 $98,160 $165,335
MD90 Delta 54 700 158 904 $24,589 $118,038 $142,627
737-800 Alaska 61 1,454 159 787 $50,699 $94,507 $145,206
737-800 Delta 76 1,176 160 834 $34,291 $163,875 $198,166
737-800 American 299 1,047 160 788 $98,223 $89,146 $187,369
757-200 United 56 2,463 163 1,099 $11,093 -- $11,093
737-800 United 141 1,202 166 817 $94,984 -- $94,984
737-800 Sun Country 21 1,340 174 787 $207,747 $28,882 $236,629
737-800 Southwest 197 1,035 175 753 $12,375 $89,401 $101,776
737-800 Miami Air 2 799 177 771 $285,280 -- $285,280
A321 JetBlue 57 1,915 177 897 $2,327 $44,715 $47,042
A321 American 215 1,293 177 921 $128,234 $116,467 $244,701
757-200 American 32 1,873 178 1,137 $110,852 $100,738 $211,591
737-900ER Alaska 70 1,400 178 797 $536 $122,648 $123,183
737-900 Alaska 12 936 178 794 $215 $103,278 $103,493
737-900ER Delta 99 1,267 180 870 $36,944 $175,379 $212,323
757-200 Delta 99 1,402 189 1,042 $36,168 $172,518 $208,686
A321 Delta 53 1,000 190 915 $33,645 $158,089 $191,734
757-300 United 21 1,592 221 1,227 $166 -- $166
A321 Spirit 24 1,070 228 663 $123,909 $78,029 $201,938
A321 Frontier 18 1,063 230 874 $400,844 $94,949 $495,793
757-300 Delta 16 1,688 234 1,186 $38,066 $181,031 $219,097
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Average Daily Aircraft Utilization

Aircraft Carrier Ops BHs RPMs ASMs Load Factor
Small Narrowbodies 4.5 9.8 423,030 505,823 83.6%
717-200 Delta 4.9 9.0 266,293 318,242 83.7%
737-700/LR Delta 3.9 8.8 333,069 386,539 86.2%
737-700/LR Alaska 4.0 6.2 181,400 255,999 70.9%
737-700/LR United 3.3 9.5 366,815 446,272 82.2%
717-200 Hawaiian 9.0 6.7 117,835 160,319 73.5%
737-700/LR Sun Country 3.1 9.5 393,653 485,064 81.2%
A319 American 4.0 9.1 327,707 398,739 82.2%
A319 United 3.9 9.3 360,677 423,019 85.3%
A319 Delta 3.6 9.4 386,270 462,875 83.5%
MD80 American 4.0 8.1 306,606 372,004 82.4%
737-700/LR Southwest 5.6 10.6 444,181 536,305 82.8%
A319 Spirit 4.3 11.9 553,524 658,047 84.1%
MD80 Delta 5.4 8.6 325,915 385,760 84.5%
A320 Alaska 1.9 6.5 323,508 381,664 84.8%
A320 United 3.5 9.5 455,816 529,818 86.0%
A319 Frontier 3.7 9.3 447,669 514,449 87.0%
A320 American 3.8 9.2 403,969 484,379 83.4%
A320 JetBlue 3.9 11.9 588,597 701,529 83.9%
A319 Allegiant 2.9 6.8 357,178 411,914 86.7%
A320 Delta 3.6 9.1 441,048 523,989 84.2%
MD80 Allegiant 2.1 4.9 270,611 314,541 86.0%
A320 Frontier 5.4 15.5 912,966 1,069,788 85.3%
A320 Spirit 4.5 12.1 695,751 826,883 84.1%
A320 Allegiant 3.4 7.7 443,167 530,802 83.5%
Large Narrowbodies 3.5 10.8 634,068 743,191 85.3%
MD90 Delta 3.9 7.9 361,323 428,081 84.4%
737-800 Alaska 3.2 11.3 611,819 733,175 83.4%
737-800 Delta 3.4 10.3 553,386 648,645 85.3%
737-800 American 3.6 10.1 501,941 597,678 84.0%
757-200 United 2.1 11.4 726,048 823,454 88.2%
737-800 United 3.4 10.5 571,361 680,084 84.0%
737-800 Sun Country 2.6 8.7 478,461 608,654 78.6%
737-800 Southwest 4.3 11.4 664,683 787,672 84.4%
737-800 Miami Air 2.4 5.2 80,588 333,510 24.2%
A321 JetBlue 2.9 13.4 850,046 997,295 85.2%
A321 American 3.4 11.2 668,013 777,056 86.0%
757-200 American 2.0 8.9 567,070 673,532 84.2%
737-900ER Alaska 3.6 12.5 763,720 891,782 85.6%
737-900 Alaska 3.8 9.7 530,116 626,463 84.6%
737-900ER Delta 3.5 11.0 697,774 794,573 87.8%
757-200 Delta 3.1 10.7 723,519 828,762 87.3%
A321 Delta 3.9 10.3 652,228 735,387 88.7%
757-300 United 2.3 8.7 679,182 805,493 84.3%
A321 Spirit 5.1 14.3 1,053,951 1,242,461 84.8%
A321 Frontier 4.6 13.0 959,780 1,123,580 85.4%
757-300 Delta 2.8 11.1 985,298 1,109,896 88.8%
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US DOT Form 41 data via PlaneStats.com. Commuter carrier costs vary based on capacity purchase agreements that pass certain costs to the mainline partner.

 

 

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