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Table 2: System Operating Profit/(Loss) per Originating Passenger Network Carriers Ranked by Third Quarter 2006 Performance

Table 2: System Operating Profit/(Loss) per Originating Passenger
Network Carriers
Ranked by Third Quarter 2006 Performance

(Dollars of Profit or Loss per Originating Passenger)

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3Q 2006 Rank Network 3Q 2001 3Q 2002 3Q 2003 3Q 2004 3Q 2005 3Q 2006 Change
3Q 2001-3Q 2006
1 Northwest -16.67 1.28 15.31 8.37 -14.75 35.65 52.32
2 United -148.47 -49.80 0.64 -10.71 12.75 25.60 174.07
3 Continental -27.33 -1.87 16.17 0.31 11.46 20.72 48.05
4 US Airways -14.37 -19.18 -4.32 -18.83 -2.19 19.62 33.99
5 American -81.12 -71.57 6.31 -5.38 -1.31 12.05 93.17
6 Delta -21.03 -14.71 -11.24 -27.22 -12.03 11.25 32.28
7 Alaska 5.58 5.46 16.28 13.12 21.61 1.03 -4.55
  7-Carrier Average -54.78 -30.87 3.14 -8.98 -0.58 18.89 73.67

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Form 41 Airline Financial Data and DB1B Origin & Destination Data