JetBlue Airways Reports May Traffic

07 Jun 2007 [06:04h]     Bookmark and Share


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.


                                 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

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