Two metrics we utilize to measure comparative aircraft efficiency are cost per seat or cost per seat mile. Both require knowing aircraft seating capacity. In that regard, the trend has been for more seats, rather than fewer for single-aisle aircraft. Seat layouts are...
A useful database to watch is the US DoT’s T-1. It summarizes the T-100 traffic data reported by U.S. air carriers. We take a deep dive and share our thoughts on what we see in the data. Subscriber content – Sign in Subscribe ...
The US Department of Transportation compiles economic data from airlines regarding operating costs, with fuel being one of those key elements. We examined our airline operating cost model and developed a comparative fuel metric, which is seat miles per gallon. The...
The pandemic was awful in almost every respect, but one small positive from that period was the vast on-time improvement among US airlines. As we have pointed out before, time is a crucial metric for airlines. Late arrivals mean added ops costs for airlines –...
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