Rising fuel costs for US airlines

Rising fuel costs for US airlines

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...
The compelling A321neo

The compelling A321neo

In the US, and probably globally, fuel represents about 40% of airline operating costs. Cutting fuel burn is going to remain a prime focus at every airline.  The case to retire aircraft is driven by MRO costs, but even if an aircraft has acceptable maintenance costs,...
US Airline fuel costs

US Airline fuel costs

With the recent update from DoT, we were able to refresh one of our fuel models. Our source data comes from the P-12a. The chart shows some variance.  The price variance is lower than it appears on the chart. For example, in 2020 the highest cost (Delta) was $1.93 and...