Table 5: Fuel Productivity and Efficiency of Selected Passenger Aircraft, 2010 (Q1 through Q4) - Legacy and Low Cost Carriers
|Aircraft Code/Aircraft/Carrier type||Seat miles per gallon||Gallons per block hour|
|Legacy||Low cost||Legacy||Low cost|
|655/McDonnell Douglas DC-9 Super*||51.7||N/A||942.5||N/A|
|694/Airbus Industrie A320-100/200||70.7||77.4||793.3||771.3|
|699/Airbus Industrie A321||78.0||131.3||925.2||634.8|
KEY: N/A = No three-engine passenger aircraft
used by selected carriers.
NOTE: Legacy carriers include American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, and US Airways. Low cost carriers include JetBlue Airways, Frontier Airlines, AirTran Airways, Spirit Airlines, and Southwest Airlines. Seat miles per gallon for the Airbus Industries A321 appear to be inflated due to suspected misreporting of data by Frontier in Q2 and Q4 of 2010. P5.2 data is used to for Q4 2010 fuel use data.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Form 41 Traffic Data T2 (U.S. Carriers) and Form 41 Financial Data Schedule P5.2 as of July 11, 2011.