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Table 23: Average Monthly Originating Passengers per Full-Time Equivalent Employee* Low-Cost Carriers Ranked by 2006 Performance

Table 23: Average Monthly Originating Passengers per Full-Time Equivalent Employee*
Low-Cost Carriers
Ranked by 2006 Performance

(Originating Passengers per FTE)

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2006 Rank Low-Cost 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Change
2001-2006
1 Southwest 180 163 169 189 206 223 43
2 Spirit 128 136 133 158 166 181 53
3 AirTran 121 132 139 150 165 181 60
4 JetBlue 150 147 152 154 152 150 0
5 Frontier 92 93 112 105 111 128 36
6 America West 91 94 100 103 104 92 1
7 ATA 63 79 86 102 75 61 -2
  7-Carrier Average 138 135 141 154 163 173 35

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, DB1B Origin & Destination Data

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