TABLE 3-9 - U.S. Airline Industry Operating Margins: 2004-2010

TABLE 3-9 - U.S. Airline Industry Operating Margins: 2004-2010

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Percent

  Operating margin
2004 -1.1
2005 0.3
2006 4.9
2007 5.7
2008 -1.8
2009 1.6
2010 5.6

NOTES: 2010 data are through June. Operating margin is the difference between operating revenues and operating expenses, expressed as either a profit (positive) or a loss (negative), divided by operating revenue and expressed as a percentage.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Office of Airline Information, TranStats Database, Air Carrier Financial Reports (Form 41 Financial Data),special tabulation, October 2010.