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

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

(FTE Compensation (Salary + Benefits) in Dollars per Originating Passenger)

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2006 Rank Low-Cost 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Change
2001-2006
1 ATA 64 59 57 55 77 115 51
2 America West 48 48 51 49 51 59 11
3 Southwest 30 33 35 36 37 37 7
4 Frontier 42 44 39 41 42 37 -5
5 JetBlue 32 34 35 34 34 36 4
6 Spirit 32 32 35 32 35 33 1
7 AirTran 30 30 29 29 29 28 -2
  7-Carrier Average 35 36 38 38 39 39 4

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.