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JetBlue Airways Reports February Traffic

March 12, 2019 GMT

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 12, 2019--JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU) reported its preliminary traffic results for February 2019. Traffic in February increased 6.0 percent from February 2018, on a capacity increase of 7.5 percent.

Load factor for February 2019 was 81.5 percent, a decrease of 1.1 points from February 2018. JetBlue’s preliminary completion factor for February 2019 was 98.5 percent and its on-time (1) performance was 70.0 percent. JetBlue continues to expect first quarter revenue per available seat mile (RASM) to range between (3.5) and (1.5) percent.

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 12, 2019-- 

JETBLUE AIRWAYS TRAFFIC RESULTS

             
February 2019 February 2018 % Change
Revenue passenger miles (000) 3,913,690 3,691,600 6.0 %
Available seat miles (000) 4,804,079 4,467,297 7.5 %
Load factor 81.5 % 82.6 % -1.1 pts.
Revenue passengers 3,123,054 3,071,029 1.7 %
Departures 27,638 27,271 1.3 %
Average stage length (miles) 1,159 1,104 5.0 %
 
Y-T-D 2019 Y-T-D 2018 % Change
Revenue passenger miles (000) 8,012,747 7,489,996 7.0 %
Available seat miles (000) 9,901,281 9,106,415 8.7 %
Load factor 80.9 % 82.2 % -1.3 pts.
Revenue passengers 6,381,438 6,229,369 2.4 %
Departures 57,231 55,867 2.4 %
Average stage length (miles) 1,152 1,098 4.9 %
 
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(1) The U.S. Department of Transportation considers on-time arrivals to be those domestic flights arriving within 14 minutes of schedule.

JetBlue is New York’s Hometown Airline®, and a leading carrier in Boston, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando, and San Juan. JetBlue carries more than 42 million customers a year to 100+ cities in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of 1,000 daily flights. For more information please visit jetblue.com.

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