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Table 27: Fuel Cost per Originating Passenger Low-Cost Carriers Ranked by 2006 Performance

Table 27: Fuel Cost per Originating Passenger
Low-Cost Carriers
Ranked by 2006 Performance

(Fuel Cost in Dollars per Originating Passenger)

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2006 Rank Low-Cost 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Change
2001-2006
1 ATA 44 31 35 44 78 121 77
2 America West 27 25 30 41 55 69 42
3 Frontier 23 22 22 32 46 48 25
4 JetBlue 15 15 18 23 35 46 31
5 AirTran 24 22 21 24 37 42 18
6 Spirit 23 23 26 32 37 41 18
7 Southwest 13 13 14 16 19 27 14
  7-Carrier Average 18 17 19 23 30 37 19

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