SOURCE: World Street Fundamentals

July 06, 2011 09:00 ET

First Class; The Only Way to Fly - Equity Research on JetBlue Airways Corporation and Southwest Airlines Co.

HONG KONG--(Marketwire - Jul 6, 2011) - Today, www.WorldStreetFundamentals.com released its industry report highlighting JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU) and Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV). Full fundamental and technical analysis is available at www.WorldStreetFundamentals.com/Reports.php.

Global passenger air traffic grew 8.2% in 2010, measured in revenue passenger miles, following a decline of 3.5% in 2009, according to trade association IATA. It is apparent that long-term demand is a direct result of fleet growth in the developing markets and replacement of aged fleets in developed markets. As for the defense segment, the Secretary of Defense recently announced plans to cut the defense budget by $78 billion over the next five years. As for the Industrial goods Sector performance, a 7.5% growth from the beginning of 2011 is indicated and expectations are looking forward to continued growth with stronger GDP numbers being reported.

World Street Fundamentals has highlighted JetBlue Airways Corporation as a passenger airline that operates primarily on point-to-point routes with its fleet of 115 Airbus A320 aircraft and 45 EMBRAER 190 aircraft, such as the youngest and most fuel-efficient fleet of any major United States airline. JetBlue operated an average of 650 daily flights through 2010. The entire report on JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU) is available here: www.WorldStreetFundamentals.com/ViewFullReport.245.php.

World Street has emphasized Southwest Airlines Co. as a passenger airline that provides scheduled air transportation in the United States. As of December 31, 2010, the Company had 548 Boeing 737 aircraft serving 69 cities in 35 states throughout the United States. The Company provides point-to-point, rather than hub-and-spoke, service. During the year ended December 31, 2010, approximately 73% of the Company's Customers flew non-stop, and the Company's average aircraft trip stage length was 648 miles with an average duration of approximately 1.8 hours. As of December 31, 2010, the Company served 460 non-stop city pairs. The entire report on Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) is available here: www.WorldStreetFundamentals.com/ViewFullReport.138.php.

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