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Table 15: Full-Time Equivalent Employees* per Aircraft Low-Cost Carriers Ranked by Third Quarter 2006 Performance

Table 15: Full-Time Equivalent Employees* per Aircraft
Low-Cost Carriers
Ranked by Third Quarter 2006 Performance

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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 157 143 117 114 111 102 -55
2 America West 88 82 78 82 83 91 3
3 Frontier 75 83 86 89 84 87 12
4 JetBlue 71 110 113 100 98 86 15
5 Southwest 85 91 86 76 72 68 -7
6 Spirit 77 82 87 77 67 63 -14
7 AirTran 67 74 74 72 65 61 -6
  7-Carrier Average 88 91 88 82 78 74 -14

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Form 41 Airline Financial Data

* Full-time Equivalent Employee (FTE) calculations count two part-time employees as one full-time employee.