Sonic From Lithuania, joined Jan 2000, 1671 posts, RR: 0 Posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4816 times:
The SAS in-flight magazine (Scanorama) has details about aircraft of the airlines at least partly owned by SAS (such as Estonian Air, Air Baltic, etc.). Among the information provided there is operational costs. I noticed that cost per seat per kilometer for the same aircraft type and modification and same number of seats and with the same engines differs in different airlines quite much (by as much as 20% if I remeber correctly). Why is it so?
Nomadd22 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 2028 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4795 times:
The length of the flight. How often they refuel, which would affect their average fuel load. How much cargo they carry. Mostly the length of the flight. A plane making 400 mile hops is going to use a lot more fuel per mile than one making 4,000 mile trips.
474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4755 times:
Operating costs can very by 10% between the same aircraft type operated by the same airline. Operating cost differences of 3 to 5% quite normal . Things like flight controls rigging, leaking door seals, engine status and fuselage smoothness and gaps all effect the operating costs.