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JetBlue Airways Reports September Traffic

NEW YORK, Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU) reported its preliminary traffic results for September 2013.  Traffic in September increased 1.6 percent from September 2012, on a capacity increase of 0.6 percent.

Load factor for September 2013 was 79.5 percent, an increase of 0.9 points from September 2012.  JetBlue's preliminary completion factor was 99.8 percent and its on-time (1) performance was 83.1 percent.  JetBlue's preliminary passenger revenue per available seat mile for the month of September increased nine percent year over year. 

 

JETBLUE AIRWAYS TRAFFIC RESULTS



 September 2013

 September 2012

        % Change

Revenue passenger miles (000)

2,554,701

2,513,957

1.6%

Available seat miles (000)

3,215,281

3,196,710

0.6%

Load factor

79.5%

78.6%

0.9 pts

Revenue passengers

2,181,453

2,160,386

1.0%

Departures

21,643

21,052

2.8%

Average stage length

1,067

1,085

-1.7%






         Y-T-D 2013

         Y-T-D 2012

         % Change

Revenue passenger miles (000)

27,181,599

25,479,543

6.7%

Available seat miles (000)

32,132,607

30,201,440

6.4%

Load factor

84.6%

84.4%

0.2 pts

Revenue passengers

23,112,017

21,937,812

5.4%

Departures

211,701

199,538

6.1%

Average stage length

1,088

1,084

0.4%


 (1) The U.S. Department of Transportation considers on-time arrivals to be those domestic flights arriving within 14 minutes of schedule.

 

As New York's Hometown Airline™ and a leading carrier in Boston, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando and San Juan, JetBlue carries approximately 30 million customers a year to 79 cities in the US, Caribbean and Latin America with more than 700 daily flights. With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all fares are one-way, and an overnight stay is never required. JetBlue's fleet totals 190 aircraft, comprising 130 Airbus A320s, 1 Airbus A321 and 59 EMBRAER 190s. Upcoming destinations include Savannah, Ga. and Worcester, Mass. as well as Port-au-Prince, Haiti; Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago; and Lima, Peru, subject to receipt of government approval. For more information please visit JetBlue.com.

 

SOURCE JetBlue Airways Corporation

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