JetBlue Airways Corporation (Nasdaq:JBLU) reported yesterday that its traffic in June increased 12.7 percent from June 2006, on a capacity increase of 10.4 percent.
NEW YORK — Load factor for June 2007 was 83.8 percent, an increase of 1.7 points from June 2006. JetBlue’s preliminary completion factor was 97.5 percent and its on-time(1) performance was 64.1 percent. JetBlue’s preliminary passenger revenue per available seat mile for the month of June increased 9 percent year over year.
JETBLUE AIRWAYS TRAFFIC RESULTS June 2007 June 2006 % Change Revenue passenger miles (000) 2,251,964 1,997,663 12.7 Available seat miles (000) 2,688,228 2,433,919 10.4 Load factor 83.8% 82.1% 1.7 pts. Revenue passengers 1,815,563 1,499,206 21.1 Departures 15,972 12,552 27.2 Average stage length 1,170 1,273 (8.1) Y-T-D 2007 Y-T-D 2006 % Change Revenue passenger miles (000) 12,677,666 11,459,967 10.6 Available seat miles (000) 15,435,523 13,779,414 12.0 Load factor 82.1% 83.2% (1.1) pts. Revenue passengers 10,677,840 8,859,638 20.5 Departures 96,087 72,105 33.3 Average stage length 1,111 1,249 (11.0)
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. New York-based JetBlue Airways has created a new airline category based on value, service and style. Known for its award-winning service and free TV as much as its low fares, JetBlue is now pleased to offer customers the most legroom throughout coach (based on average fleet-wide seat pitch for U.S. airlines). JetBlue is also America’s first and only airline to offer its own Customer Bill of Rights, with meaningful compensation for customers inconvenienced by service disruptions within JetBlue’s control. Visit www.jetblue.com/promise for details. JetBlue serves 54 cities with up to 575 daily flights. With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all travel is ticketless, all fares are one-way, and an overnight stay is never required. For information or reservations call 1-800-JETBLUE (1-800-538-2583) or visit www.jetblue.com.
JetBlue’s 36 channels of DIRECTV(r) service is not available on flights outside the continental United States; however, where applicable, FOX InFlight(tm) is offered complimentary on these routes. FOX InFlight(tm) is a trademark of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. JetBlue’s in-flight entertainment is powered by LiveTV, a wholly owned subsidiary of JetBlue.
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