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Table 2: System Operating Profit/(Loss) per Enplanement Low-Cost Ranked by 2005 Performance

Table 2: System Operating Profit/(Loss) per Enplanement
Low-Cost
Ranked by 2005 Performance

(Dollars of Profit or Loss per Enplanement)

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2005 Rank Low-Cost Carriers 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Change 2000-2005
1 Southwest 12.42 7.68 5.20 5.88 6.23 8.56 −3.86
2 JetBlue −12.94 11.40 18.35 18.78 9.60 4.20 17.14
3 ATA 2.79 −11.13 −16.49 1.31 −49.24 3.04 0.25
4 AirTran 10.52 6.62 3.17 7.30 2.46 0.80 −9.72
5 Frontier 26.46 6.39 −2.12 4.72 −5.65 −0.26 −26.72
6 America West −0.62 −21.17 −8.26 1.17 −0.17 −5.35 −4.73
7 Spirit 0.82 3.01 −1.78 1.71 −10.97 −11.54 −12.36
  7-Carrier Average 9.47 1.91 1.77 5.62 0.31 4.37 −5.10

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Form 41 Airline Financial Data and T-100 Segment Data