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Table 23: Average Monthly Originating Passengers per Full-Time Equivalent Employee* Low-Cost Carriers Ranked by Third Quarter 2006 Performance

Table 23: Average Monthly Originating Passengers per Full-Time Equivalent Employee*
Low-Cost Carriers
Ranked by Third Quarter 2006 Performance

(Originating Passengers 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 Southwest 168 153 163 196 224 229 61
2 Spirit 117 134 142 159 166 183 66
3 AirTran 121 130 144 150 168 183 62
4 JetBlue 145 142 163 154 152 150 5
5 Frontier 90 94 123 112 123 139 49
6 ATA 83 107 117 141 116 97 14
7 America West 102 114 120 117 117 95 -7
  7-Carrier Average 136 136 147 163 177 178 42

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, DB1B Origin & Destination Data

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