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Table 6: System Operating Expenses (excluding Regional Jet Contract) per Originating Passenger Low-Cost Carriers Ranked by First Quarter 2007 Performance

Table 6: System Operating Expenses (excluding Regional Jet Contract) per Originating Passenger
Low-Cost Carriers
Ranked by First Quarter 2007 Performance

(Cost in Dollars Excluding Regional Jet Contract Expenses per Originating Passenger)

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2007 Rank Low-Cost 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Change
2002-2007
1 ATA 196 211 201 538 446 459 263
2 America West 185 177 170 159 193 226 41
3 Frontier 166 171 156 164 154 150 -16
4 JetBlue 105 106 107 112 130 137 32
5 AirTran 109 109 109 117 130 120 11
6 Spirit 111 123 115 114 133 110 -1
7 Southwest 82 86 89 98 99 104 22
  7-Carrier Average 109 112 113 131 123 127 18

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