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Table 23: Average Monthly Originating Passengers per Full-Time Equivalent Employee* Low-Cost Carriers Ranked by First Quarter 2007 Performance

Table 23: Average Monthly Originating Passengers per Full-Time Equivalent Employee*
Low-Cost Carriers
Ranked by First Quarter 2007 Performance

(Originating Passengers per FTE)

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2007 Rank Low-Cost 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Change
2002-2007
1 Spirit 124 131 156 176 181 229 105
2 Southwest 153 152 169 171 206 207 54
3 AirTran 117 126 132 148 162 182 65
4 JetBlue 149 144 149 143 145 157 8
5 Frontier 92 94 101 98 119 127 35
6 America West 87 92 96 100 95 80 -7
7 ATA 71 78 91 74 49 56 -15
  7-Carrier Average 126 128 140 142 161 166 40

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, DB1B Origin & Destination Data

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