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Table 2: System Operating Profit/(Loss) per Originating Passenger

Network Carriers
Ranked by 2006 Performance

(Dollars of Profit or Loss per Originating Passenger)

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2006 Rank Network 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Change
2001-2006
1 US Airways -35.79 -34.73 -18.15 -14.48 -8.76 28.68 64.47
2 Northwest -26.94 -27.50 -9.86 -14.18 -28.61 25.12 52.06
3 Continental -12.37 -18.91 1.21 -10.94 -3.38 13.43 25.80
4 American -53.12 -58.10 -26.98 -7.29 -5.69 13.21 66.33
5 United -82.14 -76.34 -42.60 -29.92 -6.47 11.47 93.61
6 Delta -17.87 -20.69 -24.99 -32.92 -24.28 0.76 18.63
7 Alaska -6.17 -7.69 -0.95 -3.32 -0.64 -8.46 -2.29
  7-Carrier Average -39.39 -40.56 -21.65 -18.11 -12.32 12.56 51.95

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Form 41 Airline Financial Data and DB1B Origin & Destination Data