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Table 27: Average Annual Full-Time Equivalent Employee* Compensation Low-Cost Ranked by 2005 Performance

Table 27: Average Annual Full-Time Equivalent Employee* Compensation
Low-Cost
Ranked by 2005 Performance

(FTE Compensation in Dollars Per Enplanement)

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2005 Rank Low-Cost Carriers 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Pct. Change 2000-2005
1 ATA 49 47 44 40 39 53 8.2
2 America West 29 32 32 34 32 33 13.8
3 JetBlue 31 30 31 32 31 32 3.2
4 Spirit 29 30 30 31 30 32 10.3
5 Southwest 22 24 26 28 29 30 36.4
6 Frontier 26 33 33 30 31 30 15.4
7 AirTran 19 21 22 21 22 21 10.5
  7-Carrier Average 25 27 28 30 30 30 20.0

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.