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Table 17: Average Enplanements per Full-Time Equivalent Employee* Low-Cost Ranked by First Quarter 2006 Performance

Table 17: Average Enplanements per Full-Time Equivalent Employee*
Low-Cost
Ranked by First Quarter 2006 Performance

(Enplanements per FTE)

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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 Southwest 203 174 172 190 213 234 31
2 AirTran 173 167 176 185 199 220 47
3 Spirit 156 135 139 161 179 193 37
4 JetBlue 165 166 166 164 164 160 −5
5 Frontier 118 115 112 133 125 156 38
6 America West 133 129 135 144 148 147 14
7 ATA 79 96 111 122 98 75 −4
  7-Carrier Average 164 152 155 169 180 195 31

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

* Full-time Equivalent Employee (FTE) calculations count two art-time employees as one full-time employee.