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

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

(Salary + Benefits in Dollars)

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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 66,892 64,865 74,266 83,811 89,757 104,081 37,189
2 ATA 48,059 54,736 58,660 64,805 68,609 81,200 33,141
3 Spirit 46,744 52,080 51,019 59,259 70,005 72,782 26,038
4 America West 49,897 53,920 59,601 59,664 61,384 69,531 19,634
5 JetBlue 56,712 61,987 66,530 64,422 63,809 62,130 5,418
6 AirTran 43,330 48,573 47,978 52,104 56,263 60,270 16,940
7 Frontier 49,768 48,348 52,256 52,116 55,610 56,078 6,310
  7-Carrier Average 57,727 59,351 65,701 70,792 74,738 83,098 25,371

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.