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Table 12: Average Full-Time Equivalent Employees* per Aircraft Low-Cost Ranked by 2005 Performance

Table 12: Average Full-Time Equivalent Employees* per Aircraft
Low-Cost
Ranked by 2005 Performance

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2005 Rank Low-Cost Airlines 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Pct. Change 2000-2005
1 ATA 134 150 118 115 105 111 −17.2
2 JetBlue 131 99 108 105 99 98 −25.2
3 Frontier 109 104 85 85 93 91 −16.5
4 America West 92 85 80 79 82 84 −8.8
5 Spirit 72 71 80 83 75 80 −11.1
6 Southwest 87 86 91 87 78 72 −17.2
7 AirTran 78 76 74 75 72 68 −12.8
  7-Carrier Average 92 90 89 87 82 79 −14.1

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

* Full-time Equivalent Employee (FTE) calculations count two part-time employees as one full-time employee.