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1067. U.S. Scheduled Airline Industry--Summary

[For calendar years or Dec. 31 (447.7 represents 447,700,000). For domestic and international operations. Covers carriers certificated under Section 401 of the Federal Aviation Act. Minus sign (-) indicates loss]

 
ITEM Unit 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
 
SCHEDULED SERVICE
Revenue passengers enplaned Mil. 447.7 454.6 453.7 465.6 452.3 475.1 488.5 528.8 547.8 581.2 599.1 614.2
Revenue passenger miles Bil. 404.5 423.3 432.7 457.9 448.0 478.6 489.7 519.4 540.7 578.7 605.6 619.5
Available seat miles Bil. 648.7 676.8 684.4 733.4 715.2 752.8 771.6 784.3 807.1 835.1 860.8 874.2
 
Revenue passenger load factor Percent 62.3 62.5 63.2 62.4 62.6 63.6 63.5 66.2 67.0 69.3 70.3 70.9
Mean passenger trip length 1 Miles 903 931 954 984 990 1,007 1,002 982 987 996 1,011 1,009
Freight and express ton miles Mil. 8,260 9,632 10,275 10,546 10,225 11,130 11,944 13,792 14,578 15,301 17,959 18,116
 
Aircraft departures 1,000 6,581 6,700 6,622 6,924 6,783 7,051 7,245 7,531 8,062 8,230 8,192 8,309
 
FINANCES
  Total operating revenue 2 Mil. dol. 56,986 63,749 69,316 76,142 75,158 78,140 84,559 88,313 94,578 101,938 109,568 113,346
Passenger revenue Mil. dol. 44,940 50,296 53,802 58,453 57,092 59,828 63,945 65,422 69,594 75,286 79,471 80,986
Freight and express revenue Mil. dol. 6,398 7,478 6,893 5,432 5,509 5,916 6,662 7,284 8,616 9,679 10,477 10,651
Mail revenue Mil. dol. 923 972 955 970 957 1,184 1,212 1,183 1,266 1,279 1,362 1,690
Charter revenue Mil. dol. 1,612 1,698 2,052 2,877 3,717 2,801 3,082 3,548 3,485 3,447 3,575 3,811
 
Total operating expense Mil. dol. 54,517 60,312 67,505 78,054 76,943 80,585 83,121 85,600 88,718 95,729 100,982 104,034
Operating profit Mil. dol. 2,469 3,437 1,811 -1,912 -1,785 -2,444 1,438 2,713 5,860 6,209 8,586 9,312
Interest expense Mil. dol. 1,695 1,846 1,944 1,978 1,777 1,743 2,027 2,347 2,424 1,981 1,733 1,826
Net profit Mil. dol. 593 1,686 128 -3,921 -1,940 -4,791 -2,136 -344 2,314 2,804 5,170 4,894
 
Revenue per passenger mile Cents 11.1 11.9 12.4 12.8 12.7 12.5 13.1 12.6 12.9 13.0 13.1 13.1
Rate of return on investment Percent 7.2 10.8 6.3 -6.0 -0.5 -9.3 -0.4 5.2 11.9 11.5 14.7 12.0
Operating profit margin Percent 4.3 5.4 2.6 -2.5 -2.4 -3.1 1.7 3.1 6.2 6.1 7.8 8.2
Net profit margin Percent 1.0 2.6 0.2 -5.1 -2.6 -6.1 -2.5 -0.4 2.4 2.8 4.7 4.3
 
EMPLOYEES 3
    Total 1,000 457.3 480.6 506.7 545.8 533.6 540.4 537.1 539.8 547.0 564.4 586.5 621.1
Pilots and copilots 1,000 42.0 43.8 43.7 47.1 49.2 51.1 52.1 52.9 55.4 57.6 60.4 64.1
Other flight personnel 1,000 8.5 7.8 8.1 8.9 8.0 8.2 8.1 7.7 8.6 8.9 10.7 11.1
Flight attendants 1,000 76.7 76.3 77.8 83.4 81.8 86.3 85.0 86.5 86.7 89.1 96.2 97.6
Mechanics 1,000 51.2 55.0 57.3 61.0 58.8 58.6 57.5 55.8 50.5 50.8 65.5 69.9
Aircraft and traffic
service personnel 1,000 194.9 211.8 225.2 251.2 237.3 243.1 242.8 247.2 251.1 266.5 269.6 290.1
All other 1,000 84.0 85.9 94.8 94.2 98.4 93.2 91.7 89.7 94.8 91.6 84.1 88.3
 
AVERAGE COMPENSATION PER EMPLOYEE
     Total $1,000 42.8 44.3 46.0 47.0 49.5 52.2 54.6 57.7 61.2 62.1 63.3 63.8
Salaries and wages $1,000 34.9 35.9 36.9 37.4 39.4 40.5 41.6 43.5 47.5 48.3 50.0 50.4
Benefits and pensions $1,000 5.5 5.8 6.4 6.9 7.2 8.7 10.0 11.0 10.4 10.5 9.7 9.8
Payroll taxes $1,000 2.4 2.7 2.6 2.8 2.9 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.4 3.3 3.5 3.6



1 For definition of mean, see Guide to Tabular Presentation.
2 Includes other types of revenues, not shown separately.
3 Average number of full time equivalents.

Source: Air Transport Association of America, Washington, DC, Air Transport, annual, and Air Transport, Facts and Figures, annual.

http://www.air-transport.org/



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These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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