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Table 20: Average Monthly Revenue Aircraft Minutes per Full-Time Equivalent Employee* Low-Cost Carriers Ranked by Third Quarter 2006 Performance

Table 20: Average Monthly Revenue Aircraft Minutes per Full-Time Equivalent Employee*
Low-Cost Carriers
Ranked by Third Quarter 2006 Performance

(Revenue Aircraft Minutes 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 AirTran 188 206 209 214 251 268 80
2 Southwest 192 187 197 222 243 258 66
3 JetBlue 184 191 211 220 225 229 45
4 Frontier 184 201 189 204 216 223 39
5 Spirit 163 187 170 186 188 210 47
6 America West 173 191 203 208 206 192 19
7 ATA 88 107 138 168 155 191 103
  7-Carrier Average 174 181 192 211 226 237 63

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.