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1st-Quarter 2011 Airline Financial Data: Network Airlines Report Loss, Low-Cost and Regional Airlines Report Profits

1st-Quarter 2011 Airline Financial Data: Network Airlines Report Loss, Low-Cost and Regional Airlines Report Profits

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Scheduled Passenger Airline Profit/Loss and Revenue from Baggage, Reservation Change Fees 1Q 2008-1Q 2011

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Scheduled Passenger Airline Profit/Loss and Revenue from Baggage, Reservation Change Fees 1Q 2008-1Q 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011 - Scheduled passenger airlines' profit margin of -0.5 percent in the first quarter of 2011 was the first quarterly loss since the first quarter of 2009, BTS reported today in a release of preliminary data. 

BTS, a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration, reported that the network airlines reported an operating loss margin of -1.1 percent as a group in the January-to-March period (Table 1). The low-cost group's profit margin of 1.5 percent was the lowest since the third quarter of 2008, the last quarterly loss for the low-cost group. See Airline Financial Data Press Releases for historic data.

For other first-quarter 2011 financial data with comparisons to previous quarters for carrier groups and for the largest network, low-cost and regional airlines, see the following tables:

Operating Profit/Loss Margins Tables 1-4

Baggage Fees Table 1A

Reservation Change Fees Table 1B

Fees Compared to Profit/Loss Table 1C

Miscellaneous Operating Revenue (frequent flyer award program mileage sales and pet transportation fees Table 1D

Ancillary Revenue Table 1E

Ancillary Revenue Compared to Total Operating Revenue Table 1F

Fuel Costs Tables 5-8

Unit Costs Tables 9-12

Unit Revenues Tables 13-16

Passenger Revenue Yield Tables 17-20

Baggage fees and reservation change fees are the only ancillary fees paid by passengers that are reported to BTS as separate items. Other fees, such as revenue from seating assignments and on-board sales of food, beverages, pillows, blankets, and entertainment are reported in a different category with other items and cannot be identified separately.

For additional fee data, see tables for baggage fees and reservation change fees. For additional Miscellaneous Operating Revenue data, go to BTS Schedule P-1.2.

Reporting Notes

This release consists of domestic and international, or system, financial reports for the airlines. For additional revenue and operating profit/loss numbers, go to the BTS home page and use the links in the Airline Industry box.

Airline financial data from the first quarter of 2011 and previous quarters are posted on the BTS website. Data are compiled from quarterly financial and monthly traffic reports filed with BTS by commercial air carriers.

Financial and traffic data are preliminary and include data received by BTS as of Sept. 8. Revised carrier data and late data filings will be made available monthly on TranStats on the Monday following the second Tuesday of the month. Data are subject to revision. The release date for second quarter 2011 financial data has not been scheduled.

Table 1: Passenger Airline System* Quarterly Operating Profit/Loss Margin (In Percent)

Ranked by 1st Quarter 2011 Margin

(Operating Profit/Loss as Percent of Total Operating Revenue)

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1Q 2011 Rank Airline Group 1st Quarter 2010 (%) 2nd Quarter 2010 (%) 3rd Quarter 2010 (%) 4th Quarter 2010 (%) 1st Quarter 2011 (%) 1st Quarter Operating Profit/Loss $(Millions)
1 Regional 4.0 6.4 7.4 2.2 2.2 41
2 Low-Cost 2.4 9.9 11.0 5.1 1.5 84
3 Network -0.7 9.0 10.5 2.6 -1.1 -285
  21-Carrier Total 0.1 9.0 10.4 3.0 -0.5 -160

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics; Form 41, Schedule P1.2

* System = domestic + international

Table 1A: Baggage Fee Collections

Ranked by 1st Quarter 2011 Baggage Fee Revenue

Dollars in Millions (000,000)

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1Q 2011 Rank Airline 1st Quarter 2010 2nd Quarter 2010 3rd Quarter 2010 4th Quarter 2010 1st Quarter 2011 Percent Change 1Q 2010-1Q 2011 (%)
1 Delta 217.8 256.0 259.5 219.1 198.0 -9.1
2 American 128.5 152.1 151.2 148.9 137.2 6.8
3 US Airways 120.7 135.6 131.8 125.5 120.9 0.2
4 Continental 76.6 91.0 90.5 83.5 76.3 -0.4
5 United 71.1 84.8 83.9 73.4 66.2 -6.9
6 AirTran 35.0 39.2 38.1 39.8 39.3 12.3
7 Alaska 21.2 25.4 34.4 28.0 36.2 70.8
8 Spirit 16.0 16.8 22.9 25.7 28.2 76.3
9 Frontier 13.9 15.5 14.7 18.0 16.7 20.1
10 Allegiant 14.8 14.4 13.7 12.3 14.5 -2.0
  Industry Total* 768.5 891.8 906.4 828.8 783.7 2.0

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Form 41; Schedule P1.2.

* 17 carriers reported baggage fee revenue in 1Q 2011

Note: For other carriers and additional historic data, see Passenger Baggage

Note: Percent changes based on numbers prior to rounding.

Note: Detail may not add to total.

Table 1B: Reservation Change Fee Collections

Ranked by 1st Quarter 2011 Reservation Change Fee Revenue

Dollars in Millions (000,000)

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1Q 2011 Rank Airline 1st Quarter 2010 2nd Quarter 2010 3rd Quarter 2010 4th Quarter 2010 1st Quarter 2011 Percent Change 1Q 2010-1Q 2011 (%)
1 Delta 165.3 181.8 183.3 168.2 190.6 15.3
2 American 114.4 121.0 117.7 118.3 123.4 7.9
3 United 74.7 83.7 84.7 78.5 84.0 12.4
4 US Airways 62.7 65.6 63.6 61.2 70.8 12.9
5 Continental 58.9 61.1 61.0 56.4 59.9 1.7
6 JetBlue 25.8 30.0 29.0 29.3 30.3 17.4
7 AirTran 14.2 12.2 11.9 12.1 11.7 -17.6
8 Spirit 5.6 5.4 5.6 6.5 6.1 8.9
9 Frontier 3.7 4.3 4.1 4.6 5.7 54.1
10 Virgin America 4.5 4.4 4.4 4.8 5.1 13.3
  Industry Total* 553.9 593.6 590.4 559.5 597.8 7.9

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Form 41; Schedule P1.2.

* 17 carriers reported reservation cancellation fee revenue in 1Q 2011

Note: For other carriers and additional historic data, see Reservation Cancellation Fees

Note: Percent changes based on numbers prior to rounding.

Note: Detail may not add to total.

Table 1C: Scheduled Passenger Airline Profit/Loss and Revenue from Baggage, Reservation Change Fees 1Q 2008-1Q 2011

Dollars in Millions (000,000)

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  Profit/Loss* Fee Revenue**
1Q 2008 -1,324 499
2Q 2008 -1,663 577
3Q 2008 -1,578 784
4Q 2008 -1,397 958
1Q 2009 -659 1,165
2Q 2009 361 1,276
3Q 2009 685 1,353
4Q 2009 61 1,307
1Q 2010 12 1,322
2Q 2010 3,088 1,485
3Q 2010 3,740 1,497
4Q 2010 1,003 1,388
1Q 2011 -160 1,382

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Schedule P 1.2

* Profit/Loss of the 6 network, 7 low-cost and 7 regional airlines with highest revenue. Includes 6 airlines that did not report fees.

** Fee revenue for airlines reporting either baggage or reservation change fees. 21 airlines reported fees in 1Q 2011. Includes 4 airlines not listed in profit/loss column. 14 airlines are included in both columns.

Table 1D: Miscellaneous Operating Revenue*

Ranked by 1st Quarter 2011 Miscellaneous Operating Revenue

Dollars in Millions (000,000)

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1Q 2011 Rank Airline 1st Quarter 2010 2nd Quarter 2010 3rd Quarter 2010 4th Quarter 2010 1st Quarter 2011 Percent Change 1Q 2010-1Q 2011 (%)
1 Delta 209.0 243.8 250.3 240.5 270.0 29.2
2 Southwest 160.7 193.7 205.0 216.7 205.2 27.7
3 US Airways 54.7 54.4 53.7 47.5 46.8 -14.4
4 Spirit 18.4 19.7 26.7 35.6 32.8 78.3
5 Alaska 6.9 8.2 8.9 9.4 23.2 236.2
6 American 18.1 19.2 23.0 19.3 17.1 -5.5
7 AirTran 13.3 14.1 14.2 16.3 13.4 0.8
8 Frontier 1.1 2.5 1.3 9.4 13.1 1,090.9
9 American Eagle 7.3 10.0 11.3 10.5 10.6 45.2
10 United 9.6 10.6 11.5 9.8 10.6 10.4
  Industry Total** 534.4 618.4 654.0 643.8 681.4 27.5

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Form 41; Schedule P1.2.

* Miscellaneous operating revenue includes pet transportation, sale of frequent flyer award miles to airline business partners and standby passenger fees.

** 26 carriers reported miscellaneous operating revenue in 1Q 2011

Note: For other carriers and additional historic data, see Miscellaneous operating revenue

Note: Percent changes based on numbers prior to rounding.

Note: Detail may not add to total.

Table 1E: Ancillary Revenue*

Ranked by 1st Quarter 2011 Ancillary Revenue

Dollars in Millions (000,000)

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1Q 2011 Rank Airline 1st Quarter 2010 2nd Quarter 2010 3rd Quarter 2010 4th Quarter 2010 1st Quarter 2011 Percent Change 1Q 2010-1Q 2011 (%)
1 Delta 592.1 681.6 693.1 627.7 658.6 11.2
2 American 261.1 292.3 291.8 286.5 277.7 6.4
3 US Airways 238.1 255.6 249.0 234.1 238.5 0.2
4 Southwest 167.5 201.7 212.7 224.0 212.6 26.9
5 United 155.5 179.1 180.1 161.7 160.8 3.4
6 Continental 142.8 160.7 160.5 146.9 144.8 1.4
7 Spirit 40.0 41.9 55.3 67.8 67.2 68.0
8 AirTran 62.5 65.5 64.3 68.1 64.3 2.9
9 Alaska 41.6 46.3 56.6 48.3 63.3 52.2
10 JetBlue 42.5 47.7 49.3 47.2 48.4 13.9
  Industry Total** 1,856.9 2,103.8 2,150.8 2,032.1 2,062.9 11.1

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Form 41; Schedule P1.2.

* Ancillary revenue includes baggage fees, reservation change fees and miscellaneous operating revenue, including pet transportation, sale of frequent flyer award miles to airline business partners and standby passenger fees. Revenue from seating assignments and on-board sales of food, drink, pillows, blankets, entertainment, or any other ancillary items are reported as Transport Related Revenue and cannot be identified separately.

** 26 carriers reported baggage fee, reservation change fee or miscellaneous operating revenue in 1Q 2011

Note: For other carriers and additional historic data, see Passenger Baggage Fees, Reservation Cancellation Fees or Miscellaneous Operating Revenues

Note: Percent changes based on numbers prior to rounding.

Note: Detail may not add to total.

Table 1F: Ancillary Revenue Compared to Total Operating Revenue*

Ranked by Percent of 1st Quarter 2011 Operating Revenue from Ancillary Revenue

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1Q 2011 Rank Airline 1st Quarter 2010 2nd Quarter 2010 3rd Quarter 2010 4th Quarter 2010 1st Quarter 2011 Percentage Point Change 1Q 2010-1Q 2011
1 Spirit 21.7 24.2 26.9 31.4 28.9 7.2
2 AirTran 10.3 9.3 9.6 10.6 9.6 -0.7
3 Frontier 6.1 7.0 5.8 8.4 9.2 3.1
4 Allegiant 9.9 9.9 9.7 8.8 8.7 -1.2
5 Delta 8.6 8.3 7.7 8.0 8.5 -0.1
6 US Airways 8.7 7.9 7.7 7.9 7.9 -0.8
7 Virgin America 8.5 7.7 7.6 8.0 7.5 -1.0
8 Southwest 6.4 6.4 6.7 7.2 6.9 0.5
9 Alaska 5.9 6.3 7.4 5.6 6.6 0.7
10 Hawaiian 6.6 6.7 6.5 6.1 5.9 -0.7
  Industry Total** 6.0 6.0 5.8 6.1 6.2 0.2

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Form 41; Schedule P1.2.

* Ancillary revenue includes baggage fees, reservation change fees and miscellaneous operating revenue, including pet transportation, sale of frequent flyer award miles to airline business partners and standby passenger fees. Revenue from seating assignments and on-board sales of food, drink, pillows, blankets, entertainment, or any other ancillary items are reported as Transport Related Revenue and cannot be identified separately.

** 26 carriers reported baggage fee, reservation change fee or miscellaneous operating revenue in 1Q 2011

Note: For other carriers and additional historic data, see Passenger Baggage Fees, Reservation Cancellation Fees or Miscellaneous Operating Revenues

Note: Percent changes based on numbers prior to rounding.

Table 2: Network Airline System* Quarterly Operating Profit/Loss Margin (In Percent)

Ranked by 1st Quarter 2011 Margin

(Operating Profit/Loss as Percent of Total Operating Revenue)

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1Q 2011 Rank Network Airlines 1st Quarter 2010 (%) 2nd Quarter 2010 (%) 3rd Quarter 2010 (%) 4th Quarter 2010 (%) 1st Quarter 2011 (%) 1st Quarter Operating Profit/Loss $(Millions)
1 Alaska 5.2 15.5 20.0 10.5 4.8 47
2 Continental -2.3 8.7 10.8 -1.1 0.8 29
3 United 2.2 10.2 10.5 1.7 0.2 10
4 Delta 1.6 11.2 13.3 5.0 -1.0 -74
5 US Airways -0.4 11.1 9.6 4.0 -1.0 -30
6 American -6.4 2.8 5.0 0.4 -4.8 -266
  6-Carrier Total -0.7 9.0 10.5 2.6 -1.1 -285

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics; Form 41, Schedule P1.2

* System = domestic + international

Table 3: Low-Cost System* Quarterly Operating Profit/Loss Margin (In Percent))

Ranked by 1st Quarter 2011 Margin

(Operating Profit/Loss as Percent of Total Operating Revenue)

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1Q 2011 Rank Low-Cost Airlines 1st Quarter 2010 (%) 2nd Quarter 2010 (%) 3rd Quarter 2010 (%) 4th Quarter 2010 (%) 1st Quarter 2011 (%) 1st Quarter Operating Profit/Loss $(Millions)
1 Allegiant 20.0 13.9 9.3 11.1 12.8 24
2 Spirit 13.1 -1.3 11.0 10.2 11.5 27
3 JetBlue 4.8 10.1 14.3 6.4 4.4 45
4 Southwest 2.1 11.5 11.1 6.9 3.7 114
5 AirTran 0.5 9.7 8.5 0.0 -5.5 -37
6 Frontier -8.1 -0.1 5.1 -4.1 -14.7 -57
7 Virgin America -13.1 6.1 10.4 -7.3 -16.0 -32
  7-Carrier Total 2.4 9.9 11.0 5.1 1.0 84

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics; Form 41, Schedule P1.2

* System = domestic + international

Table 4: Regional Airline System* Quarterly Operating Profit/Loss Margin

Ranked by 1st Quarter 2011 Margin

(Operating Profit/(Loss) as Percent of Total Operating Revenue)

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1Q 2011 Rank Regional Airlines 1st Quarter 2010 (%) 2nd Quarter 2010 (%) 3rd Quarter 2010 (%) 4th Quarter 2010 (%) 1st Quarter 2011 (%) 1st Quarter Operating Profit/Loss $(Millions)
1 American Eagle 5.2 7.4 9.9 7.8 5.4 30
2 Pinnacle 9.1 10.3 9.9 7.8 5.3 9
3 SkyWest 5.8 7.1 9.4 7.9 4.8 23
4 Mesa 2.9 9.8 5.2 4.8 3.5 6
5 Horizon 0.9 4.2 7.7 1.2 -2.5 -3
6 Atlantic Southeast 8.1 8.0 5.4 5.3 -5.2 -9
7 ExpressJet -7.8 -4.3 -2.1 -30.3 -7.2 -15
  7-Carrier Total 4.0 6.4 7.4 2.7 2.2 41

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics; Form 41, Schedule P1.2

* System = domestic + international

Table 5: Passenger Airline System* Fuel Costs Per Available Seat-Mile

Ranked by 1st Quarter 2011 Fuel Cost Per ASM (Cents Per ASM)

(Fuel Expense Per Available Seat Mile in cents)

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1Q 2011 Rank Airline Group 1st Quarter 2006 1st Quarter 2010 4th Quarter 2010 1st Quarter 2011 Pct. Change 1Q 2006-1Q 2011 Percent Of Operating Costs for Fuel 1st Quarter Fuel Expense $(Millions)
2006 2011
1 Low-Cost 2.63 3.39 3.67 4.34 65.0 29.8 36.1 2,061
2 Network 3.11 3.43 3.76 4.26 37.0 23.0 26.8 6,917
3 Regional 3.79 3.13 2.46 2.61 -31.1 27.3 21.1 381
  21-Carrier Total 3.07 3.34 3.65 4.17 35.8 24.1 28.1 9,359

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Form 41; Schedule P6

* System = domestic + international

Table 6: Network Airline System* Fuel Costs Per Available Seat-Mile

Ranked by 1st Quarter 2011 Fuel Cost Per ASM (Cents Per ASM)

(Fuel Expense Per Available Seat Mile in cents)

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1Q 2011 Rank Network Airlines 1st Quarter 2006 1st Quarter 2010 4th Quarter 2010 1st Quarter 2011 Pct. Change 1Q 2006-1Q 2011 Percent Of Operating Costs for Fuel 1st Quarter Fuel Expense $(Millions)
2006 2011
1 Delta 2.98 3.69 3.91 4.44 49.0 20.8 27.5 2,162
2 American 3.12 3.61 3.87 4.33 38.8 25.3 28.3 1,640
3 US Airways 3.09 3.20 3.58 4.30 39.2 19.9 24.0 733
4 United 3.10 3.36 3.91 4.15 33.9 23.1 25.2 1,176
5 Continental 2.87 3.02 3.30 3.98 38.7 21.7 27.1 957
6 Alaska 2.95 2.93 3.38 3.92 32.9 22.2 27.2 249
7 Northwest 3.59 N/A N/A N/A N/A 25.3 N/A N/A
  7-Carrier Total 3.11 3.43 3.76 4.26 37.0 24.1 26.8 6,917

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Form 41; Schedule P6

* System = domestic + international

Table 7: Low-Cost Airline System* Fuel Costs Per Available Seat-Mile

Ranked by 1st Quarter 2011 Fuel Cost Per ASM (Cents Per ASM)

(Fuel Expense Per Available Seat Mile in cents)

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1Q 2011 Rank Low-Cost Airlines 1st Quarter 2006 1st Quarter 2010 4th Quarter 2010 1st Quarter 2011 Pct. Change 1Q 2006-1Q 2011 Percent Of Operating Costs for Fuel 1st Quarter Fuel Expense $(Millions)
2006 2011
1 Frontier 2.86 2.82 3.45 5.79 102.4 26.7 35.7 159
2 Allegiant 3.44 3.80 4.41 5.04 46.5 47.4 49.0 79
3 AirTran 3.30 3.43 3.80 4.59 39.1 33.4 37.7 265
4 Southwest 2.43 3.62 3.79 4.23 74.1 28.0 34.7 1,038
5 JetBlue 2.55 3.02 3.39 4.15 62.7 32.6 36.5 353
6 Virgin America N/A 2.94 3.33 3.95 N/A N/A 36.8 86
7 Spirit 3.25 2.96 3.24 3.68 13.2 32.1 39.3 81
  7-Carrier Total 2.63 3.39 3.67 4.34 65.0 29.8 36.1 2,061

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Form 41; Schedule P6

* System = domestic + international

Table 8: Regional Airline System* Fuel Costs Per Available Seat-Mile

Ranked by 1st Quarter 2011 Fuel Cost Per ASM (Cents Per ASM)

(Fuel Expense Per Available Seat Mile in cents)

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1Q 2011 Rank Regional Airlines 1Q 2006 1Q 2010 4Q 2010 1Q 2011 Pct. Change 1Q 2006-1Q 2011 Percent Of Operating Costs for Fuel 1st Quarter Fuel Expense $(Millions)
2006 2011
1 American Eagle 4.89 5.71 6.04 6.77 38.4 32.1 37.3 192
2 Mesa 4.64 4.21 4.66 5.33 14.9 36.5 36.7 63
3 SkyWest 4.78 1.82 1.95 2.24 -53.1 33.2 19.9 91
4 ExpressJet 1.72 0.32 0.65 1.19 -30.8 14.5 13.5 30
5 Atlantic Southeast 4.86 0.09 0.30 0.32 -93.4 35.3 3.1 6
6 Pinnacle 1.98 0.01 0.01 0.01 -99.9 14.4 0.1 0.1
7 Horizon 3.01 4.10 4.67 0.00 -100.0 17.4 0.0 0
  7-Carrier Total 3.79 2.13 2.46 2.61 -31.1 27.3 21.1 381

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Form 41; Schedule P6

* System = domestic + international

Table 9: Passenger Airline System* Unit Costs

Ranked by 1st Quarter 2011 Unit Costs (Cents Per ASM)

(Operating Expenses per Available Seat Mile in cents)

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1Q 2011 Rank Airline Group 1st Quarter 2010 2nd Quarter 2010 3rd Quarter 2010 4th Quarter 2010 1st Quarter 2011 1st Quarter Operating Expenses $(Millions)
1 Network 14.7 14.5 14.2 15.1 15.9 25,833
2 Regional 12.0 11.4 11.1 12.4 12.4 1,807
3 Low-Cost 10.6 10.5 10.4 11.3 12.0 5,705
  21-Carrier Total 13.7 13.4 13.2 14.2 14.9 33,345

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics; Form 41, Schedule P1.2. T100; T2 Data

* System = domestic + international

Table 10: Network Airline System* Unit Costs Network Carriers

Ranked by 1st Quarter 2011 Unit Costs (Cents Per ASM)

(Operating Expenses per Available Seat Mile in cents)

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1Q 2011 Rank Network Airlines 1st Quarter 2010 2nd Quarter 2010 3rd Quarter 2010 4th Quarter 2010 1st Quarter 2011 1st Quarter Operating Expenses $(Millions)
1 US Airways 16.5 15.7 15.4 16.4 17.9 3,055
2 United 14.7 14.9 14.9 16.0 16.5 4,666
3 Delta 14.9 14.4 14.1 15.1 16.2 7,873
4 American 14.6 14.3 13.9 14.6 15.3 5,793
5 Continental 14.1 13.9 13.6 14.9 14.7 3,529
6 Alaska 12.6 12.1 11.7 12.4 14.4 916
  6-Carrier Total 14.7 14.5 14.2 15.1 15.9 25,833

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics; Form 41; Schedule P1.2. T100; T2 Data

* System = domestic + international

Table 11: Low-Cost Airline System* Unit Costs

Ranked by 1st Quarter 2011 Unit Costs (Cents Per ASM)

(Operating Expenses per Available Seat Mile in cents)

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1Q 2011 Rank Low-Cost Airlines 1st Quarter 2010 2nd Quarter 2010 3rd Quarter 2010 4th Quarter 2010 1st Quarter 2011 1st Quarter Operating Expenses $(Millions)
1 Frontier 9.1 11.0 11.1 15.0 16.2 444
2 AirTran 10.6 10.1 9.8 11.0 12.2 704
3 Southwest 11.4 11.0 11.1 11.7 12.2 2,989
4 JetBlue 9.8 9.7 9.7 10.3 11.4 968
5 Virgin America 9.4 9.2 9.3 10.0 10.7 233
6 Allegiant 8.7 8.9 8.9 9.9 10.3 161
7 Spirit 8.8 9.2 8.3 9.0 9.4 206
  7-Carrier Total 10.6 10.5 10.4 11.3 12.0 5,705

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics; Form 41; Schedule P1.2. T100; T2 Data

* System = domestic + international

Table 12: Regional Airline System* Unit Costs

Ranked by 1st Quarter 2011 Unit Costs (Cents Per ASM)

(Operating Expenses per Available Seat Mile in cents)

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1Q 2011 Rank Regional Airlines 1st Quarter 2010 2nd Quarter 2010 3rd Quarter 2010 4th Quarter 2010 1st Quarter 2011 1st Quarter Operating Expenses $(Millions)
1 American Eagle 19.6 17.1 16.0 16.7 18.1 513
2 Mesa 13.8 13.1 12.8 13.9 14.5 171
3 Horizon 20.0 19.6 20.0 21.7 13.4 100
4 SkyWest 11.3 10.5 10.2 10.7 11.3 457
5 Pinnacle 10.0 9.4 9.5 11.4 10.8 159
6 Atlantic Southeast 10.8 9.2 9.2 10.3 10.2 181
7 ExpressJet 7.3 6.8 7.0 9.2 8.8 226
  7-Carrier Total 12.0 11.4 11.1 12.4 12.4 1,807

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics; Form 41; Schedule P1.2. T100; T2 Data

* System = domestic + international

Table 13: Passenger Airline System* Unit Revenue

Ranked by 1st Quarter 2011 Unit Revenue (Cents Per ASM)

(Operating Revenue Per Available Seat Mile in cents)

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1Q 2011 Rank Airline Group 1st Quarter 2010 2nd Quarter 2010 3rd Quarter 2010 4th Quarter 2010 1st Quarter 2011 1st Quarter Operating Revenue $(Millions)
1 Network 14.6 15.9 15.8 15.6 15.8 25,547
2 Regional 12.4 12.1 12.0 12.7 12.7 1,848
3 Low-Cost 10.8 11.6 11.7 11.9 12.2 5,789
  21-Carrier Total 13.7 14.8 14.7 14.6 14.8 33,184

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics; Form 41, Schedule P1.2. T100; T2 Data

* System = domestic + international

Table 14: Network Airline System* Unit Revenue

Ranked by 1st Quarter 2011 Unit Revenue (Cents Per ASM)

(Operating Revenue Per Available Seat Mile)

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1Q 2011 Rank Network Airlines 1st Quarter 2010 2nd Quarter 2010 3rd Quarter 2010 4th Quarter 2010 1st Quarter 2011 1st Quarter Operating Revenue $(Millions)
1 US Airways 16.4 17.6 17.0 17.1 17.8 3,025
2 United 15.0 16.6 16.7 16.3 16.5 4,676
3 Delta 15.1 16.2 16.3 15.9 16.2 7,799
4 Alaska 13.3 14.3 14.6 13.8 15.2 963
5 Continental 13.8 15.3 15.2 14.7 14.8 3,558
6 American 13.7 14.8 14.6 14.7 14.6 5,527
  6-Carrier Total 14.6 15.9 15.8 15.6 15.8 25,547

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics; Form 41, Schedule P1.2. T100; T2 Data

* System = domestic + international

Table 15: Low-Cost Airline System* Unit Revenue

Ranked by 1st Quarter 2011 Unit Revenue (Cents Per ASM)

(Operating Revenue Per Available Seat Mile

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1Q 2011 Rank Low-Cost Airlines 1st Quarter 2010 2nd Quarter 2010 3rd Quarter 2010 4th Quarter 2010 1st Quarter 2011 1st Quarter Operating Revenue $(Millions)
1 Frontier 8.4 11.0 11.7 14.4 14.1 387
2 Southwest 11.6 12.0 12.5 12.6 12.7 3,103
3 JetBlue 10.3 10.8 11.3 11.0 11.9 1,013
4 Allegiant 10.9 10.3 9.8 11.2 11.8 185
5 AirTran 10.7 11.2 10.7 11.0 11.6 667
6 Spirit 10.1 9.1 9.4 10.0 10.6 233
7 Virgin America 8.3 9.8 10.4 9.3 9.3 201
  7-Carrier Total 10.8 11.6 11.7 11.9 12.2 5,789

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics; Form 41, Schedule P1.2. T100; T2 Data

* System = domestic + international

Table 16: Regional Airline System* Unit Revenue

Ranked by 1st Quarter 2011 Unit Revenue (Cents Per ASM)

(Operating Revenue Per Available Seat Mile)

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1Q 2010 Rank Regional Airlines 1st Quarter 2010 2nd Quarter 2010 3rd Quarter 2010 4th Quarter 2010 1st Quarter 2011 1st Quarter Operating Revenue $(Millions)
1 American Eagle 19.6 18.5 17.7 18.2 19.2 543
2 Mesa 14.2 14.5 13.5 14.6 15.1 177
3 Horizon 20.0 20.5 21.6 21.9 13.1 97
4 SkyWest 11.3 11.3 11.2 11.6 11.8 480
5 Pinnacle 11.0 10.5 10.5 11.5 11.5 168
6 Atlantic Southeast 10.8 10.0 9.7 10.9 9.7 172
7 ExpressJet 6.7 6.6 6.8 7.1 8.2 211
  7-Carrier Total 12.4 12.1 12.0 12.7 12.7 1,848

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics; Form 41, Schedule P1.2. T100; T2 Data

* System = domestic + international

Table 17: Airline System* Passenger Revenue Yield

Ranked by 1st Quarter 2011 Revenue Yield (Cents Per RPM)

(Passenger Revenue per Revenue Passenger Mile in cents)

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1Q 2010 Rank Airline Group 1st Quarter 2010 2nd Quarter 2010 3rd Quarter 2010 4th Quarter 2010 1st Quarter 2011 1st Quarter Passenger Revenue $(Millions)
1 Regional 16.4 14.9 14.7 16.0 16.8 1,812
2 Network 12.6 13.0 13.0 13.1 13.9 17,544
3 Low-Cost 12.6 12.9 12.7 13.1 13.7 5,196
  21-Carrier Total 12.9 13.1 13.1 13.3 14.0 24,552

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics; Form 41; Schedule P1.2. T100; T2 Data

* System = domestic + international

Table 18: Network Airline System* Passenger Revenue Yield

Ranked by 1st Quarter 2011 Revenue Yield (Cents Per RPM)

(Passenger Revenue per Revenue Passenger Mile in cents)

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1Q 2010 Rank Network Airlines 1st Quarter 2010 2nd Quarter 2010 3rd Quarter 2010 4th Quarter 2010 1st Quarter 2011 1st Quarter Passenger Revenue $(Millions)
1 American 13.4 13.3 13.3 13.5 14.2 4,134
2 Continental 12.3 12.8 12.8 13.0 14.0 2,623
3 United 12.4 13.4 13.3 13.4 13.8 3,114
4 Delta 12.3 12.6 13.0 13.0 13.8 5,143
5 US Airways 12.7 12.9 12.6 12.7 13.8 1,865
6 Alaska 12.4 13.1 13.1 12.6 12.6 665
  6-Carrier Total 12.6 13.0 13.0 13.1 13.9 17,544

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics; Form 41; Schedule P1.2. T100; T2 Data

* System = domestic + international

Table 19: Low-Cost Airline System* Passenger Revenue Yield

Ranked by 1st Quarter 2011 Revenue Yield (Cents Per RPM)

(Passenger Revenue per Revenue Passenger Mile in cents)

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1Q 2010 Rank Low-Cost Airlines 1st Quarter 2010 2nd Quarter 2010 3rd Quarter 2010 4th Quarter 2010 1st Quarter 2011 1st Quarter Passenger Revenue $(Millions)
1 Frontier 8.1 10.0 11.8 15.3 15.3 338
2 Southwest 14.1 14.5 14.2 14.2 14.9 2,853
3 AirTran 12.4 12.2 11.5 12.2 13.3 602
4 JetBlue 12.1 11.9 12.1 12.1 13.1 906
5 Virgin America 9.9 10.9 11.3 10.2 11.2 184
6 Allegiant 9.5 8.9 8.6 9.9 10.4 149
7 Spirit 9.8 8.6 8.1 8.1 8.9 164
  7-Carrier Total 12.6 12.9 12.7 13.1 13.7 5,196

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics; Form 41; Schedule P1.2. T100; T2 Data

* System = domestic + international

Table 20: Regional Airlines System* Passenger Revenue Yield

Ranked by 1st Quarter 2011 Revenue Yield (Cents Per RPM)

(Passenger Revenue per Revenue Passenger Mile in cents)

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1Q 2010 Rank Regional Airlines 1st Quarter 2010 2nd Quarter 2010 3rd Quarter 2010 4th Quarter 2010 1st Quarter 2011 1st Quarter Passenger Revenue $(Millions)
1 American Eagle 27.8 23.6 23.0 23.7 27.2 530
2 Mesa 18.7 17.6 16.3 18.2 19.4 175
3 Horizon 27.0 25.8 25.3 27.0 16.8 95
4 Pinnacle 14.4 13.0 13.1 14.6 15.7 168
5 SkyWest 14.6 13.9 13.7 14.5 15.2 470
6 Atlantic Southeast 13.8 12.0 12.1 13.8 12.8 172
7 ExpressJet 9.0 7.8 8.2 9.0 10.9 203
  7-Carrier Total 16.4 14.9 14.7 16.0 16.8 1,812

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics; Form 41; Schedule P1.2. T100; T2 Data

* System = domestic + international