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1068. Airline Cost Indexes

[Covers U.S. major and national service carriers. Major carriers have operating revenues of $1 billion or more; nationals have operating revenues from $75 million to $1 billion]

 
INDEX INDEX INDEX INDEX PERCENT DISTRIBUTION OF TOTAL PERCENT DISTRIBUTION OF TOTAL PERCENT DISTRIBUTION OF TOTAL
(1982=100) (1982=100) (1982=100) (1982=100) OPERATING EXPENSES 1 OPERATING EXPENSES 1 OPERATING EXPENSES 1
ITEM    
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
 
 
    Composite index 86.8 97.9 100.0 101.1 102.5 102.8 99.6 101.9 105.9 112.3 122.6 126.2 128.7 130.5 129.9 131.3 136.6 137.4 134.8 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
 
Labor costs:
  Passenger carriers 85.8 93.6 100.0 107.7 108.3 110.5 109.3 112.0 115.4 119.7 121.7 129.1 135.6 143.1 148.7 155.7 159.4 163.0 164.5 35.2 34.5 34.8 35.8 34.1 34.0 34.9 33.7 33.1 32.8 31.6 32.5 33.0 33.5 34.6 35.5 33.8 34.3 35.5
  Cargo carriers 78.3 90.2 100.0 108.8 115.3 116.0 97.6 101.6 103.1 104.1 148.8 145.5 150.1 147.0 145.4 151.7 159.6 156.0 159.1 27.3 25.9 27.5 27.5 27.7 29.2 46.3 45.8 44.6 43.0 30.0 31.2 30.8 30.6 34.9 40.0 31.7 29.7 31.1
Fuel 89.7 104.0 100.0 88.3 84.6 79.6 55.5 55.4 53.0 59.7 77.2 69.4 65.0 59.7 54.4 55.3 64.6 62.5 49.4 30.0 29.9 27.5 24.7 24.0 22.3 15.5 15.0 13.5 13.9 17.3 14.5 13.5 12.4 11.6 12.0 13.0 12.5 9.9
Aircraft fleet 2 3 88.1 92.4 100.0 107.5 114.9 123.7 127.8 135.1 146.9 162.2 177.0 187.1 202.6 208.0 217.5 222.8 230.3 223.4 228.2 5.2 5.2 5.6 6.1 6.4 6.8 7.4 7.4 7.9 8.0 7.9 8.5 9.0 9.2 9.6 9.7 9.6 9.0 9.2
Interest 2 4 88.1 100.4 100.0 99.0 106.3 98.0 91.8 88.7 91.9 99.4 96.0 81.4 79.3 81.2 87.6 93.5 86.9 72.1 67.4 3.2 3.6 4.0 4.1 3.9 3.5 3.5 3.2 3.1 2.7 2.6 2.4 2.2 2.6 3.0 3.1 2.2 1.8 1.8
Insurance 80.4 96.9 100.0 95.7 109.3 155.3 212.0 201.8 151.7 114.5 68.2 81.3 109.3 139.4 110.8 111.6 111.5 96.0 64.5 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.9 0.8 0.6 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.4
Maintenance material 104.9 113.8 100.0 101.7 108.2 119.9 147.7 153.1 166.4 176.8 190.5 193.2 177.1 166.2 157.2 153.4 169.4 191.0 201.2 2.5 2.3 2.0 2.1 2.3 2.5 3.2 3.2 3.3 3.2 3.4 3.3 3.0 2.9 2.8 2.8 2.9 3.2 3.4
Landing fee 87.2 97.2 100.0 99.6 101.0 99.9 108.8 117.7 124.8 130.5 139.0 153.4 168.4 170.1 171.6 176.6 181.5 184.0 177.4 1.7 1.6 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.8 1.9 1.9 1.8 1.8 1.9 2.1 2.1 2.2 2.2 2.1 2.0 1.9
Traffic commissions 2 75.4 96.3 100.0 104.4 113.9 112.9 117.7 126.3 145.4 157.7 169.2 188.1 184.9 193.0 163.3 139.4 130.7 126.9 113.0 4.9 5.4 5.9 6.5 7.1 7.3 8.1 8.6 9.5 9.5 9.4 10.4 10.4 10.9 9.7 8.6 7.9 7.7 6.9
Communication 2 65.8 90.3 100.0 98.7 98.4 96.6 105.2 98.2 109.0 111.8 111.2 116.6 124.5 120.0 118.2 116.0 114.8 110.4 119.0 1.1 1.3 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.8 1.6 1.7 1.6 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.4 1.5
Advertising and promotion 2 67.1 86.8 100.0 99.6 97.9 96.2 103.6 91.0 97.1 103.2 97.8 89.9 81.1 72.4 69.7 63.6 58.4 54.7 59.2 1.6 1.9 2.2 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.5 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.0 1.8 1.7 1.5 1.6 1.5 1.3 1.3 1.4
Passenger food 2 90.6 101.4 100.0 101.4 104.7 98.9 99.4 102.5 108.6 118.8 128.4 139.0 140.5 128.5 120.6 110.9 104.0 102.8 105.2 2.9 2.8 2.9 3.1 3.2 3.2 3.4 3.4 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.8 3.9 3.6 3.5 3.4 3.1 3.1 3.2
All other 86.3 94.3 100.0 104.1 108.0 111.3 113.8 117.0 121.0 125.6 130.6 135.0 137.9 141.6 144.5 147.6 150.4 152.9 154.7 11.8 11.7 12.2 12.3 13.6 14.8 17.4 19.2 20.2 20.7 19.1 19.5 20.0 20.3 21.1 22.7 22.8 24.0 25.8





1 Total operating expenses plus interest on long term debt, less depreciation and amortization.
2 Passenger airlines only.
3 Includes lease, aircraft and engine rentals, depreciation and amortization.
4 Interest on debt.

Source: Air Transport Association of America, Washington, DC, Air Transport, annual; and unpublished data.

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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