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4-May-2010 1:28 PM

US airlines report USD61m in operating profit in 4Q2009

Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) released (03-May-2010) 4Q2009 Airline Financial Data, which showed low-cost and regional airline groups reporting operating profits while network airline group reported a loss during the quarter. Details include:

  • Operating revenue: USD29,652 million;
  • Operating costs: USD29,591 million;
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      • Network: USD23,251 million;
      • LCCs: USD4,602 million;
      • Regional: USD1,738 million;
    • Fuel: USD6,879 million;
      • Network: USD5,104 million;
      • LCCs: USD1,433 million;
      • Regional: USD342 million;
  • Operating profit (loss): USD61 million;
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      • LCCs: USD267 million;
      • Regional: USD69 million;
      • Network: (USD275 million);
  • Revenue per ASM: USD 13.8 cents, -3.5%;
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      • Network: USD 14.7 cents, -3.3%;
      • Regional: USD 13.0 cents, -12.8%;
      • LCCs: USD 10.9 cents, +1.9%;
  • Passenger yield: USD 12.5 cents, -8.8%;
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      • Regional: USD 16.7 cents, -13.9%;
      • LCCs: USD 12.5 cents, -7.4%;
      • Network: USD 12.1 cents, -9.0%;
  • Costs per ASM: USD 13.8 cents, -7.4%;
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      • Network: USD 14.9 cents, -8.0%;
      • Regional: USD 12.5 cents, -12.0%;
      • LCCs: USD 10.3 cents, stable. [more]

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