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Table 6: System Operating Expenses (excluding Regional Jet Contract) per Originating Passenger Low-Cost Carriers Ranked by Third Quarter 2006 Performance

Table 6: System Operating Expenses (excluding Regional Jet Contract) per Originating Passenger
Low-Cost Carriers
Ranked by Third Quarter 2006 Performance

(Cost in Dollars Excluding Regional Jet Contract Expenses 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 ATA 160 156 128 141 279 283 123
2 America West 153 139 137 145 181 249 96
3 Frontier 182 166 126 142 144 148 -34
4 Spirit 132 119 108 113 125 140 8
5 JetBlue 97 109 97 105 123 136 39
6 AirTran 103 99 93 100 117 124 21
7 Southwest 80 84 85 81 81 95 15
    103 104 100 101 112 125 22

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