Articles in ‘Numbers’

Fleets: Fuel prices confuse an already uncertain – but high-growth future

As of 01-May-2016, the global fleet order backlog stands at 12,711 aircraft, 64.9% of which are narrowbodies. Measured by units, aircraft on order overall stand at 42.7% of the in-service fleet. 

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Unit costs in the US airline industry are highly competitive post-bankruptcy

Measured by cost per available seat kilometre (CASK), the unit cost gap between low-cost carriers (LCCs) and full service carriers (FSCs) is narrower in the Americas than in any other major world region, particularly in the US. 

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Asia Pacific airline CASKs show a still-wide divergence between LCC and full service airline costs

One of the key competitive dynamics in the aviation industry is the relative cost efficiency of different airlines, as measured by cost per available seat kilometre (CASK). However, a direct comparison of CASK, or unit cost, for different airlines is not straightforward as it varies with the average distance flown.

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