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Table 17: Average Monthly Available Seat-Miles (ASMs) per Full-Time Equivalent Employee* Low-Cost Carriers Ranked by Third Quarter 2006 Performance

Table 17: Average Monthly Available Seat-Miles (ASMs) per Full-Time Equivalent Employee*
Low-Cost Carriers Ranked by Third Quarter 2006 Performance

(ASMs in Millions per FTE)

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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 157 172 223 268 246 289 132
2 JetBlue 232 240 266 271 273 261 29
3 Southwest 177 175 185 209 232 248 71
4 AirTran 137 157 165 175 207 230 93
5 Spirit 192 224 200 207 215 220 28
6 America West 180 203 216 223 221 207 27
7 Frontier 173 195 187 193 197 203 30
  7-Carrier Average 175 184 199 219 231 239 64

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Segment Data

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