Fuel Costs Make up More than 30% of Total Airline Operating Expenses

Fuel Costs Make up More than 30% of Total Airline Operating Expenses

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Year Percent
2000 13.8
2001 12.5
2002 11.8
2003 13.5
2004 16.9
2005 22.0
2006 24.6
2007 25.3
2008* 29.9

* Data are available through September

NOTE: Data are from the 75 U.S. carriers with operating revenues greater than $20 million.