Southwest Airlines Operating Expenses

Operating Expenses of Southwest Airlines 2005-2018

Amounts are in $ millions.

YearOperating Expenses ($mn)
2018$18,759
2017$17,739
2016$16,767
2015$15,821
2014$16,437
2013$16,421
2012$16,465
2011$14,965
2010$11,116
2009$10,088
2008$10,574
2007$9,070
2006$8,152
2005$6,859

 The operating expenses of Southwest Airlines in 2018 grew 5.8% year over year to $18.8 billion. The change was driven almost entirely by higher jet fuel prices.