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Table 33: Average Annual Full-Time Equivalent Employee* Compensation Low-Cost Carriers Ranked by Third Quarter 2006 Performance

Table 33: Average Annual Full-Time Equivalent Employee* Compensation
Low-Cost Carriers
Ranked by Third Quarter 2006 Performance

(Salary + Benefits in Dollars)

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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 64,739 64,709 70,979 82,927 92,767 101,019 36,280
2 ATA 51,804 60,095 57,196 68,713 69,074 88,088 36,284
3 Spirit 49,808 52,833 59,542 61,988 72,344 73,800 23,992
4 America West 53,839 56,186 60,415 61,205 63,652 63,224 9,385
5 JetBlue 55,759 59,489 65,289 61,394 61,653 63,116 7,357
6 AirTran 42,116 49,091 48,434 53,085 57,079 59,625 17,509
7 Frontier 48,103 49,453 53,506 44,588 55,331 56,007 7,904
  7-Carrier Average 58,060 60,284 64,297 70,324 76,407 80,831 22,771

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.