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Table 17: Average Monthly Available Seat-Miles (ASMs) per Full-Time Equivalent Employee* Low-Cost Carriers Ranked by 2006 Performance

Table 17: Average Monthly Available Seat-Miles (ASMs) per Full-Time Equivalent Employee*
Low-Cost Carriers
Ranked by 2006 Performance

(ASMs in Millions per FTE)

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2006 Rank Low-Cost 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Change
2001-2006
1 JetBlue 224 234 253 266 263 252 28
2 ATA 139 175 232 260 242 249 110
3 Southwest 179 174 182 205 227 242 63
4 Spirit 189 209 201 217 218 232 43
5 AirTran 134 153 164 179 206 223 89
6 AmericaWest 181 196 209 220 216 205 24
7 Frontier 171 180 186 184 188 198 27
  7-Carrier Average 172 181 196 215 226 232 60

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Segment Data

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