A tail parade of each of Air India's Boeing aircraft as in 2011. The 747-400, 777-300ER, 777-200LR and 737-800.
A tail parade of each of Air India's Boeing aircraft as in 2011. The 747-400, 777-300ER, 777-200LR and 737-800.

Infographic: Air India break-up of expenditure 2013-14

Based on the statement of the Indian Minister of State for civil aviation to the Indian parliament we have produced this graph showing the expenses of Air India for the fiscal year that ended March 31, 2014. Total expenditure for the year 2013-14 was Rs 25,050.60 crores (approximately $ 4.04 billion) against a total passenger revenue of Rs 15,551.79 and a total revenue of Rs 19,661.78.

Break-up of Air India expenditure for fiscal 2013-2014.
Break-up of Air India expenditure for fiscal 2013-2014. Bangalore Aviation image.

In light of Air India’s highlighting its achieving EBITDAR profitability, it is important to note 75% of expenses are operational, but over 25% are ownership expenses – rentals, interest, and depreciation. Unlike private airlines which tend to lease their aircraft and therefore show lease rentals as part of expenditure, Air India owns its aircraft and incurs significant interest and depreciation expenses. The minister did not indicate the amount of loan amortisation or repayment.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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