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Table 14: Average Revenue Aircraft Minutes per Full-Time Equivalent Employee* Low-Cost Ranked by 2005 Performance

Table 14: Average Revenue Aircraft Minutes per Full-Time Equivalent Employee*
Low-Cost
Ranked by 2005 Performance

(Revenue Aircraft Minutes per FTE employee)

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2005 Rank Low-Cost Airlines 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Change in minutes 2000-2005
1 AirTran 203 191 204 209 221 251 48
2 Southwest 195 195 189 196 219 241 46
3 JetBlue 148 182 190 204 221 219 71
4 Frontier 191 184 206 190 196 207 16
5 America West 182 175 187 199 208 204 22
6 Spirit 166 162 176 176 194 195 29
7 ATA 85 82 108 144 167 154 69
  7-Carrier Average 177 175 181 191 210 224 47

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.