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Table 30: Average Full-Time Equivalent Employee* Compensation per Originating Passenger Low-Cost Carriers Ranked by Third Quarter 2006 Performance

Table 30: Average Full-Time Equivalent Employee* Compensation per Originating Passenger
Low-Cost Carriers
Ranked by Third Quarter 2006 Performance

(FTE Compensation (Salary + Benefits) 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 52 47 41 41 50 76 24
2 America West 44 41 42 44 45 55 11
3 Southwest 32 35 36 35 35 37 5
4 JetBlue 32 35 33 33 34 35 3
5 Frontier 45 44 36 33 37 34 -11
6 Spirit 35 33 41 32 36 34 -1
7 AirTran 29 31 28 29 28 27 -2
  7-Carrier Average 36 37 37 36 36 38 2

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

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