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Table 27: Average Annual Full-Time Equivalent Employee* Compensation Low-Cost Ranked by First Quarter 2006 Performance

Table 27: Average Annual Full-Time Equivalent Employee* Compensation
Low-Cost
Ranked by First Quarter 2006 Performance

(Salary + Benefits in Dollars)

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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 65,014 61,198 65,446 77,623 86,772 95,555 30,541
2 ATA 45,948 49,112 57,860 66,285 70,273 82,914 36,966
3 Spirit 50,698 51,140 54,462 59,049 66,301 70,980 20,282
4 JetBlue 54,890 62,116 61,939 63,740 62,448 64,601 9,711
5 America West 49,789 53,912 59,133 61,612 63,772 64,158 14,369
6 AirTran 42,928 46,582 48,700 50,669 56,385 59,637 16,709
7 Frontier 46,408 50,215 50,018 49,253 55,237 55,432 9,024
  7-Carrier Average 56,423 56,764 61,039 68,252 73,656 78,759 22,336

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.