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Table 6: Operating Expenses (Excluding Fuel/Labor) per Enplanement Low-Cost Ranked by First Quarter 2006 Performance

Table 6: Operating Expenses (Excluding Fuel/Labor) per Enplanement
Low-Cost
Ranked by First Quarter 2006 Performance

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

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1Q 2006 Rank Low-Cost Carriers 1Q 2001 1Q 2002 1Q 2003 1Q 2004 1Q 2005 1Q 2006 Change
1Q 2001-1Q 2006
1 ATA 82 79 74 74 98 117 35
2 America West 67 76 61 60 70 81 14
3 Frontier 90 83 82 78 78 67 −23
4 Spirit 57 60 53 52 48 54 −3
5 JetBlue 47 52 43 46 46 47 0
6 AirTran 37 37 36 38 40 41 4
7 Southwest 28 32 31 31 29 29 1
  7-Carrier Average 42 46 42 43 43 43 1

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