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Table 23: Average Full-Time Equivalent Employee* Compensation per Enplanement Low-Cost Ranked by 2005 Performance

Table 23: Average Full-Time Equivalent Employee* Compensation per Enplanement
Low-Cost
Ranked by 2005 Performance

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2005 Rank Low-Cost Airlines 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Change 2000-2005
1 Southwest 107 90 68 72 100 119 12
2 AirTran 62 64 69 76 81 103 41
3 Frontier −2 −12 −10 12 14 32 34
4 Spirit −18 −22 −15 −6 13 31 49
5 America West 0 −5 3 13 16 17 17
6 JetBlue −19 −1 2 5 8 5 24
7 ATA −133 −134 −108 −88 −62 −89 44
  7-Carrier Average 47 36 31 36 53 67 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.