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Table 15: Full-Time Equivalent Employees* per Aircraft Low-Cost Carriers Ranked by First Quarter 2007 Performance

Table 15: Full-Time Equivalent Employees* per Aircraft
Low-Cost Carriers
Ranked by First Quarter 2007 Performance

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2007 Rank Low-Cost 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Change
2002-2007
1 Frontier 86 78 98 91 96 96 10
2 America West 78 83 82 84 83 93 15
3 ATA 114 106 106 105 124 89 -25
4 JetBlue 98 80 97 97 94 78 -20
5 Southwest 89 86 82 73 70 68 -21
6 Spirit 83 83 77 72 62 60 -23
7 AirTran 73 67 74 67 64 59 -14
  7-Carrier Average 88 85 85 79 77 73 -15

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Form 41 Airline Financial Data

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