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JetBlue Airways reports September traffic

JetBlue Airways reports September traffic

JetBlue reports traffic and capacity increase in September 2016

JetBlue Airways Corporation reported its preliminary traffic results for September 2016. Traffic in September increased 10.8 percent from September 2015, on a capacity increase of 7.9 percent.

Load factor for September 2016 was 83.2 percent, an increase of 2.1 points from September 2015. JetBlue’s preliminary completion factor was 99.5 percent and its on-time performance was 78.7 percent.


JetBlue’s preliminary revenue per available seat mile (RASM) for the month of September decreased approximately two percent year over year. For the third quarter of 2016, RASM is expected to decrease between three and four percent year over year, in line with prior expectations.

JETBLUE AIRWAYS TRAFFIC RESULTS

September 2016    September 2015    % Change

Revenue passenger miles (000)     3,432,671    3,097,703    10.8%
Available seat miles (000)     4,125,193    3,821,911    7.9%
Load factor     83.2%    81.1%    2.1 pts.
Revenue passengers     2,918,173    2,634,191    10.8%
Departures     26,574    24,966    6.4%
Average stage length (miles)     1,063    1,068    -0.5%

Y-T-D 2016    Y-T-D 2015    % Change

Revenue passenger miles (000)     34,434,123    31,156,543    10.5%
Available seat miles (000)     40,421,330    36,632,481    10.3%
Load factor     85.2%    85.1%    0.1 pts.
Revenue passengers     28,731,032    26,189,651    9.7%
Departures     253,325    236,370    7.2%
Average stage length (miles)     1,099    1,092    0.6%
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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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