JetBlue Airways Reports August Traffic

Sep 11, 2015
JetBlue Airways Reports August Traffic

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 09/11/15 -- JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU) reported its preliminary traffic results for August 2015. Traffic in August increased 6.7 percent from August 2014, on a capacity increase of 8.3 percent.

Load factor for August 2015 was 87.0 percent, a decrease of 1.3 points from August 2014. JetBlue's preliminary completion factor was 98.9 percent and its on-time (1) performance was 74.0 percent. JetBlue's preliminary passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) for the month of August decreased approximately three percent year over year, which was negatively impacted by a late Labor Day this year. For the third quarter of 2015, PRASM is expected to change between negative half percent and positive half percent year over year.


                      JETBLUE AIRWAYS TRAFFIC RESULTS

                                                                 % Change
                                 August 2015    August 2014
Revenue passenger miles (000)                                      6.7%
                                  3,966,602      3,718,923
Available seat miles (000)                                         8.3%
                                  4,558,901      4,210,974
Load factor                                                     -1.3 pts.
                                    87.0%          88.3%
Revenue passengers                                                 4.9%
                                  3,283,266      3,131,183
Departures                                                         5.4%
                                    28,903         27,420
Average stage length                                               1.0%
                                    1,104          1,093

                                                                 % Change
                                  Y-T-D 2015     Y-T-D 2014
Revenue passenger miles (000)                                      9.2%
                                  28,058,840     25,686,255
Available seat miles (000)                                         8.7%
                                  32,810,570     30,177,569
Load factor                                                      0.4 pt.
                                    85.5%          85.1%
Revenue passengers                                                 8.4%
                                  23,555,460     21,732,319
Departures                                                         7.0%
                                   211,404        197,574
Average stage length                                               0.3%
                                    1,095          1,092

(1) The U.S. Department of Transportation considers on-time arrivals to be those domestic flights arriving within 14 minutes of schedule.

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