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    Operating Income - Air Frisco

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    Please review the attachment for the information concerning these three questions. In your response, please include any formulas you use to answer these three questions.

    1. Calculate the operating income that Air Frisco earns on each one-way flight between San Francisco and Fiji.

    2. The Market Research Department of Air Frisco indicates that lowering the average one-way fare to $280 will increase the average number of passengers per flight to 212. Should Air Frisco lower its fare? Show your calculations.

    3. Travel International, a tour operator, approaches Air Frisco on the possibility of chartering (renting out) its jet aircraft twice each month, first to take Travel International's tourists from San Francisco to Fiji and then to bring the tourists back from Fiji to San Francisco. If Air Frisco accepts Travel International's offer, Air Frisco will be able to offer only 184 (208 - 24) of its own flights each year. The terms of the charter are as follows: (a) For each one-way flight, Travel International will pay Air Frisco $75,000 to charter the plane and to use its flight crew and ground service staff; (b) Travel International will pay for fuel costs; and (c) Travel International will pay for all food costs. On purely financial considerations, should Air Frisco accept Travel International's offer? Show your calculations. What other factors should Air Frisco consider in deciding whether or not to charter its plane to Travel International?

    * Summarize your findings in a report which answers the above questions.

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    Relevant Costing Problems

    Air Frisco leases a single jet aircraft and operates between San Francisco and the Fiji Islands. Flights leave San Francisco on Mondays and Thursdays and depart from Fiji on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Air Frisco cannot offer any more flights between San Francisco and Fiji. Only tourist-class seats are available on its planes. An analyst has collected the following information:

    Seating capacity per plane 380 passengers

    Average number of passengers per flight 175 passengers

    Flights per week 4 flights

    Flights per year 208 flights

    Average one-way fare $299

    Variable fuel costs $14,000 per flight

    Food and beverage service costs $2 per passenger

    (no charge to passenger)

    Commission to travel agents paid by Air Frisco 10% of fare

    (all tickets are booked by travel agents)


    Solution Summary

    The solution explains the calculation of operating income for Air Frisco