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Table 17: Average Enplanements per Full-Time Equivalent Employee* Low-Cost Ranked by 2005 Performance

Table 17: Average Enplanements per Full-Time Equivalent Employee*
Low-Cost
Ranked by 2005 Performance

(Enplanements per FTE)

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2005 Rank Low-Cost Airlines 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Change 2000-2005
1 Southwest 242 225 203 207 236 255 13
2 AirTran 171 173 182 192 199 224 53
3 Spirit 137 138 145 148 165 184 47
4 JetBlue 145 163 164 166 165 162 17
5 America West 143 136 144 153 157 160 17
6 Frontier 130 120 122 144 140 155 25
7 ATA 82 86 104 124 142 117 35
  7-Carrier Average 188 178 173 180 196 208 20

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.