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June 25, 2024
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Delta stated today on its earnings call its concern with rising fuel prices, and how this will negatively impact their earnings.  The rise in traffic is welcome, but that rise may not be fast enough to offset rising fuel costs. So what do these costs look like for the industry as a whole, and Delta specifically?

Using the T-2 dataset from 2005 through mid-2021 we get the following model. This gives a good period to evaluate as it includes previous fuel price spikes. by selecting an airline you can, after clicking the play button, see how that airline’s fleet behaved in terms of the number of flights and fuel burned (gallons). 

Delta stated today on its earnings call its concern with rising fuel prices, and how this will negatively impact their earnings.  The rise in traffic is welcome, but that rise may not be fast enough to offset rising fuel costs. So what do these costs look like for the industry as a whole, and Delta specifically?


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Addison Schonland
Co-Founder AirInsight. My previous life includes stints at Shell South Africa, CIC Research, and PA Consulting. Got bitten by the aviation bug and ended up an Avgeek. Then the data bug got me, making me a curious Avgeek seeking data-driven logic. Also, I appreciate conversations with smart people from whom I learn so much. Summary: I am very fortunate to work with and converse with great people.