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Table 12: Average Full-Time Equivalent Employees* per Aircraft Low-Cost Ranked by Second Quarter 2006 Performance

Table 12: Average Full-Time Equivalent Employees* per Aircraft
Low-Cost
Ranked by Second Quarter 2006 Performance

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2Q 2006 Rank Low-Cost Carriers 2Q 2001 2Q 2002 2Q 2003 2Q 2004 2Q 2005 2Q 2006 Change
2Q 2001-2Q 2006
1 ATA 153 154 122 104 108 130 -23
2 JetBlue 112 112 107 99 100 95 -17
3 Frontier 94 83 85 97 92 92 -2
4 America West 90 81 79 84 86 87 -3
5 Southwest 86 91 88 80 74 71 -15
6 AirTran 78 75 77 74 66 63 -15
7 Spirit 77 82 88 78 66 61 -16
  7-Carrier Average 92 92 89 84 80 77 -15

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.