JetBlue Airways Reports March Traffic

09 Apr 2007 [18:33h]     Bookmark and Share


JetBlue Airways Corporation (Nasdaq:JBLU) reported that its traffic in March increased 9.9 percent from March 2006, on a capacity increase of 11.3 percent.

NEW YORK — Load factor for March 2007 was 85.5 percent, a decrease of 1.0 point from March 2006. JetBlue’s preliminary completion factor was 96.8 percent and its on-time (1) performance was 63.5 percent. JetBlue’s preliminary passenger revenue per available seat mile for the month of March increased 16 percent year over year.


                                  March 2007   March 2006   % Change
 Revenue passenger miles (000)     2,264,011    2,059,294     9.9
 Available seat miles (000)        2,647,291    2,379,547    11.3
 Load factor                            85.5%        86.5%   (1.0) pt.
 Revenue passengers                1,955,335    1,630,755    19.9
 Departures                           17,180       12,635    36.0
 Average stage length                  1,077        1,231   (12.5)

                                  Y-T-D 2007   Y-T-D 2006   % Change
 Revenue passenger miles (000)     5,942,430    5,536,019     7.3
 Available seat miles (000)        7,369,669    6,576,514    12.1
 Load factor                            80.6%        84.2%   (3.6) pts.
 Revenue passengers                5,090,815    4,334,919    17.4
 Departures                           46,574       34,417    35.3
 Average stage length                  1,086        1,246   (12.8)

 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

JetBlue Airways has created a new airline category based on value, service and style. Based in New York City, and now in its eighth year, the low-cost carrier currently serves 51 destinations with more than 575 flights daily. JetBlue has the most legroom in coach (a) and is America’s first and only airline to offer its own Customer Bill of Rights, with meaningful compensation for customers inconvenienced by flight delays or cancellations (b). In addition to its signature seatback personal television service (c), the low-fare, high-value airline offers customers generous brand name snacks and beverages, including freshly brewed Dunkin‘ Donuts(r) coffee, and delicious wines selected by the airline’s Low Fare Sommelier, Josh Wesson from Best Cellars(r). JetBlue service between Boston and Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, Provincetown, and Hyannis, MA is operated by JetBlue’s marketing partner, Cape Air. 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

 (a) JetBlue has the most legroom in coach, based on average fleet-wide
     seat pitch for U.S. airlines.
 (b) For full details of JetBlue's Customer Bill of Rights, please
 (c) 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.

SOURCE: JetBlue Airways Corporation


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