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Table 20: Average Monthly Revenue Aircraft Minutes per Full-Time Equivalent Employee* Low-Cost Carriers Ranked by First Quarter 2007 Performance

Table 20: Average Monthly Revenue Aircraft Minutes per Full-Time Equivalent Employee*
Low-Cost Carriers
Ranked by First Quarter 2007 Performance

(Revenue Aircraft Minutes per FTE)

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2007 Rank Low-Cost 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Change
2002-2007
1 AirTran 192 209 220 240 258 272 80
2 Spirit 151 191 205 206 247 270 119
3 Southwest 189 191 209 235 251 256 67
4 JetBlue 190 200 222 213 213 243 53
5 Frontier 189 194 187 196 215 226 37
6 America West 175 192 206 199 199 180 5
7 ATA 96 148 165 160 144 174 78
  7-Carrier Average 175 188 204 218 231 238 63

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Segment Data

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