Here is a general question, and I know that the cost will vary by quite a bit, so, I am looking for just an average figure.
Just for fun, I often track the United flight 15 from EWR to HNL and the return flight United 14 from HNL to EWR. (Continental if you like)
Looking at the Airline Insight info here I found the following information:
Passengers traveling from Honolulu Intl (Honolulu, HI) (PHNL) to Newark Liberty Intl (Newark, NJ) (KEWR) on United Air Lines (or its operators) paid the following prorated amounts for that one-way ticket during the previous 12 months:
Fare class Restricted Coach Class:
Minimum/Ticket $ 213.37
Median/Ticket $ 383.56
Maximum/Ticket $ 2,975.22
Revenue/Flight $ 14,262.40
Revenue/Year $ 5,134,499.99
So, if the average revenue for one of these flights is around $14,260 my question is, what is the average cost to the airline to operate the flight, given average flight load, average flight conditions, average weight, etc.?
I understand there are many other factors involved, head/tail winds that may affect fuel used, actual fare dollars paid, upgrades paid, etc, but, surely there can be an average figure available as to what it cost the airline to fly the Boeing 767 aircraft they use from HNL to EWR for the average trip.
I’m sure the revenue also varies depending upon the baggage fees they generate and the meals they serve. I was just on a flight from LAX to ITO, and I am pretty sure there is a markup on the meal I bought, and the $8 I paid is more than likely making the airline money on that same meal!
Thanks in advance.