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

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

(Enplanements per FTE)

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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 Southwest 221 196 197 230 243 266 45
2 AirTran 183 190 191 207 232 256 73
3 Spirit 141 135 131 157 192 194 53
4 Frontier 131 123 137 136 155 182 51
5 America West 139 147 158 155 160 158 19
6 JetBlue 169 165 166 169 169 157 -12
7 ATA 86 98 120 132 101 94 8
  7-Carrier Average 177 169 174 192 203 218 41

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.