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Table 5: Operating Expenses (Excluding Fuel/Labor) per Enplanement Network Ranked by First Quarter 2006 Performance

Table 5: Operating Expenses (Excluding Fuel/Labor) per Enplanement
Network
Ranked by First Quarter 2006 Performance

(Cost in dollars excluding fuel and labor expenses per passenger enplanement)

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1Q 2006 Rank Network Carriers 1Q 2001 1Q 2002 1Q 2003 1Q 2004 1Q 2005 1Q 2006 Change
1Q 2001-1Q 2006
1 United 118 121 116 127 144 148 30
2 Continental 104 113 107 145 151 147 43
3 Delta 70 76 93 101 98 126 56
4 US Airways 85 88 99 104 97 120 35
5 Northwest 88 86 82 102 108 114 26
6 American 101 92 106 101 96 97 −4
7 Alaska 68 71 67 66 67 64 −4
  7-Carrier Average 92 93 100 109 110 120 28

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