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User currently offlineCanadaEH From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 1341 posts, RR: 3
Posted (12 years 10 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 7533 times:

The two lowest CASM airlines in North America (as I am aware) are:

Southwest $7.46 US
Westjet $7.76 US

How do other North American airlines compare?
How do European airlines compare?

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User currently offlineL.1011 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2215 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 7495 times:

jetBlue: $6.01. AFAIK, thats the lowest. Someone like Spirit may be lower.

User currently offlineJjbiv From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1226 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 5 days ago) and read 7457 times:

For all practical purposes, ATA's CASM is 7 cents. That has to be close to the lowest for a mature airline.


User currently offlineDelta-flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2682 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 7425 times:

The CASM figures are cents, not dollars!!!

Here are a few data points I have collected recently...(year ending 2002, average for the year).....
Delta: 8.09
Jetblue: 6.43
Northwest: 9.50
United: 11.4
Airtran: 9.33 (2001)

A good place to find this information is the individual airline's Annual Report, or better still, for airlines whose stock is traded on US exchanges, look in their SEC filings. (They are on their websites under "Investor Relations", usually in the "About Us" section.) The annual 10-K (I think) filing contains a uniform reporting format and is this data is always found in Section 6. The annual reports, on the other hand, are full of fluff and this data is harder to find and extract. Airlines outside the US are very variable in the type of data they provide in their respective annual reports. As I recall, KLM provides very good data, while Aeroflot is provides virtually nothing.


"In God we trust, everyone else bring data"
User currently offlineBobrayner From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 2227 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 7405 times:

Useful source...

Not recent, but comprehensive.
You can figure out CASMs from the RPK and operating cost.

Cunning linguist
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