Southwest Airlines ranks behind most of its U.S. competitors on fuel cost per available seat mile for domestic narrowbody aircraft, which may help explain its record-setting deal for modernizing its fleet. An Aviation Week analysis, using Oliver Wyman’s PlaneStats.com analytic tool for airline data filed with the U.S. Transportation Department, shows a fuel cost per available seat mile of 3.51 cents for Southwest in 2010. That placed the country’s largest low-cost carrier behind ...
THIS CONTENT REQUIRES SUBSCRIPTION ACCESS
You must have an Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) account or subscribe to this Market Briefing to access "For Southwest, Fuel Unit Costs Help Explain Huge Aircraft Order".
Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to http://awin.aviationweek.com for access.
Not currently a subscriber? Click on the "Learn More" button below to view subscription offers.