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Table 33: Average Annual Full-Time Equivalent Employee* Compensation Low-Cost Carriers Ranked by First Quarter 2007 Performance

Table 33: Average Annual Full-Time Equivalent Employee* Compensation
Low-Cost Carriers
Ranked by First Quarter 2007 Performance

(Salary + Benefits in Dollars)

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2007 Rank Low-Cost 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Change
2002-2007
1 Southwest 61,198 65,446 77,623 86,772 95,555 98,654 37,456
2 ATA 49,112 57,860 66,285 70,273 82,914 87,526 38,414
3 JetBlue 62,116 61,939 63,740 62,448 64,601 74,167 12,051
4 Spirit 47,844 54,462 59,049 66,301 70,980 72,624 24,780
5 AirTran 46,582 48,700 50,669 56,385 59,637 62,863 16,281
6 America West 53,912 59,133 61,612 63,772 64,158 60,334 6,422
7 Frontier 50,215 48,700 49,253 55,237 55,432 58,566 8,351
  7-Carrier Average 56,534 61,039 68,252 73,656 78,759 81,221 24,687

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.