JetBlue Airways Reports December Traffic

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NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - January 13, 2014) - JetBlue Airways Corporation (JBLU) reported its preliminary traffic results for December 2013. Traffic in December increased 12.7 percent from December 2012, on a capacity increase of 9.0 percent. 

Load factor for December 2013 was 82.9 percent, an increase of 2.8 points from December 2012. JetBlue's preliminary completion factor was 98.5 percent and its on-time (1) performance was 63.6 percent. JetBlue's preliminary passenger revenue per available seat mile for the month of December increased 13 percent year over year. 

JETBLUE AIRWAYS TRAFFIC RESULTS

  December
2013
 December
2012
 %
Change

 
Revenue passenger miles (000) 3,233,109  2,867,642  12.7
%
Available seat miles (000) 3,900,924  3,578,250  9.0
%
Load factor 82.9 %80.1 %2.8 pts
 
Revenue passengers 2,705,721  2,482,954  9.0
%
Departures 25,151  23,417  7.4
%
Average stage length 1,115  1,097  1.6
%
           
  Y-T-D
 2013
 Y-T-D
2012
 %
Change

 
Revenue passenger miles (000) 35,836,030  33,563,177  6.8
%
Available seat miles (000) 42,824,075  40,075,196  6.9
%
Load factor 83.7 %83.8 %(0.1) pts
 
Revenue passengers 30,463,226  28,956,213  5.2
%
Departures 282,133  264,600  6.6
%
Average stage length 1,089  1,085  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 82 cities in the US, Caribbean and Latin America with an average of 800 daily flights. With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all fares are one-way, and an overnight stay is never required. Upcoming destinations include Detroit, Mich. and Savannah, Ga. as well as Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, subject to receipt of government operating authority. For more information please visit JetBlue.com.

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