U.S. scheduled passenger airlines reported a net profit of
1st Quarter 2014 Airline Financial Data http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/sites/rita.dot.gov.bts/files/bts30_14.gif The 27 U.S. scheduled service airlines reported an after-tax net profit for the fourth consecutive quarter.
In addition to the after-tax net profit based on net income reports, the scheduled service passenger airlines reported a
Net income or loss, and operating profit or loss, are two different measures of airline financial performance. Net income or loss may include non-operating income and expenses, nonrecurring items or income taxes. Operating profit or loss is calculated from operating revenues and expenses before taxes and other nonrecurring items.
Total operating revenue for all U.S. passenger airlines in the January-to-March first-quarter of 2014 was
Total operating expenses for all passenger airlines in the first-quarter of 2014 were
In the first quarter, passenger airlines collected a total of
Baggage fees and reservation change fees are the only ancillary fees paid by passengers that are reported to BTS as separate items. Other fees, such as revenue from seating assignments and on-board sales of food, beverages, pillows, blankets, and entertainment are combined in different categories and cannot be identified separately.
See airline financial data press releases and the airline financial databases for historic data.
Totals for Top 10
As a group, the top 10 U.S. scheduled passenger airlines, based on operating revenue, reported an after-tax net profit of
In addition to the after-tax net income reports, the 10 top airlines reported a
All U.S. scheduled passenger airlines reported a combined net income margin of 1.3 percent in the first quarter of 2014, up from up from a net loss margin of -1.1 percent in the first quarter of 2013. Net margin is the net income or loss as a percentage of operating revenue. These airlines reported an operating profit margin of 4.3 percent in the first quarter of 2014, up from up from 1.6 percent in the first quarter of 2013. Operating margin is the operating profit or loss as a percentage of operating revenue (Table 4).
Additional airline financial data can be found on the BTS website, including industry statistics for other individual low-cost and regional airlines. See tables for operating profit/loss, operating revenue and fuel cost and consumption. See the BTS financial databases for more detailed data.
Data are compiled from quarterly financial and monthly traffic reports filed with BTS by commercial air carriers. Financial and traffic data include data received by BTS as of
Click here (http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/press_releases/bts030_14) to view tables.
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