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Table 27: Fuel Cost per Originating Passenger Low-Cost Carriers Ranked by Third Quarter 2006 Performance

Table 27: Fuel Cost per Originating Passenger
Low-Cost Carriers
Ranked by Third Quarter 2006 Performance

( Fuel Cost in Dollars 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 37 24 24 34 58 92 55
2 America West 24 22 25 37 54 73 49
3 JetBlue 16 16 17 24 39 51 35
4 Frontier 23 25 19 33 46 49 26
5 AirTran 24 23 20 24 39 47 23
6 Spirit 27 26 23 32 35 42 15
7 Southwest 14 15 15 15 18 27 13
  7-Carrier Average 18 18 18 22 29 39 21

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