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Table 29: Average Full-Time Equivalent Employee* Compensation per Originating Passenger Network Carriers Ranked by Third Quarter 2006 Performance

Table 29: Average Full-Time Equivalent Employee* Compensation per Originating Passenger
Network Carriers
Ranked by Third Quarter 2006 Performance

(FTE Compensation (Salary + Benefits) in Dollars per Originating Passenger)

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3Q 2006 Rank Network 3Q 2001 3Q 2002 3Q 2003 3Q 2004 3Q 2005 3Q 2006 Change
3Q 2001-3Q 2006
1 Continental 99 101 102 98 86 90 -9
2 American 139 120 109 94 85 88 -51
3 United 168 136 102 95 77 85 -83
4 Delta 98 93 101 94 70 72 -26
5 Northwest 118 105 107 94 96 67 -51
6 US Airways 97 75 70 73 43 58 -39
7 Alaska 60 62 64 68 49 55 -5
  7-Carrier Average 119 106 98 91 76 78 -41

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.