JetBlue Airways Corporation (Nasdaq:JBLU) reported today that its traffic in May increased 16.9 percent from May 2006, on a capacity increase of 12.7 percent.
NEW YORK – Load factor for May 2007 was 82.0 percent, an increase of 2.9 points from May 2006. JetBlue’s preliminary completion factor was 99.7 percent and its on-time (1) performance was 78.3 percent. JetBlue’s preliminary passenger revenue per available seat mile for the month of May increased 6 percent year over year.
JETBLUE AIRWAYS TRAFFIC RESULTS May 2007 May 2006 % Change Revenue passenger miles (000) 2,218,108 1,897,356 16.9 Available seat miles (000) 2,703,753 2,399,501 12.7 Load factor 82.0% 79.1% 2.9 pts. Revenue passengers 1,815,551 1,421,421 27.7 Departures 16,380 12,345 32.7 Average stage length 1,150 1,276 (9.9) Y-T-D 2007 Y-T-D 2006 % Change Revenue passenger miles (000) 10,425,702 9,462,304 10.2 Available seat miles (000) 12,747,295 11,345,495 12.4 Load factor 81.8% 83.4% (1.6) pts. Revenue passengers 8,862,277 7,360,432 20.4 Departures 80,115 59,553 34.5 Average stage length 1,099 1,244 (11.7) SOURCE: JetBlue Airways Corporation (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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