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Table 3: System Operating Profit/(Loss) per Originating Passenger Low-Cost Carriers Ranked by Third Quarter 2006 Performance

Table 3: System Operating Profit/(Loss) per Originating Passenger
Low-Cost Carriers
Ranked by Third Quarter 2006 Performance

(Dollars of Profit or Loss per Originating Passenger)

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3Q 2006 Rank Low-Cost 3Q 2001 3Q 2002 3Q 2003 3Q 2004 3Q 2005 3Q 2006 Change
3Q 2001-3Q 2006
1 Southwest 5.98 5.92 11.58 10.46 12.94 11.90 5.92
2 JetBlue 15.35 17.20 23.74 8.10 4.06 7.91 -7.44
3 ATA 5.17 -22.25 8.26 -7.89 -90.42 6.33 1.16
4 Frontier 3.20 -6.15 19.59 -0.44 8.98 1.64 -1.56
5 AirTran 1.38 4.27 11.60 -4.68 0.38 -0.91 -2.29
6 Spirit 2.18 6.84 1.90 -13.29 -15.54 -23.58 -25.76
7 America West -26.63 -10.59 11.65 -2.21 -13.88 -30.74 -4.11
  7-Carrier Average 0.74 0.77 12.21 4.72 2.57 4.46 3.72

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