SOURCE: JetBlue

September 11, 2015 16:05 ET

JetBlue Airways Reports August Traffic

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - September 11, 2015) - JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU) reported its preliminary traffic results for August 2015. Traffic in August increased 6.7 percent from August 2014, on a capacity increase of 8.3 percent.

Load factor for August 2015 was 87.0 percent, a decrease of 1.3 points from August 2014. JetBlue's preliminary completion factor was 98.9 percent and its on-time (1) performance was 74.0 percent. JetBlue's preliminary passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) for the month of August decreased approximately three percent year over year, which was negatively impacted by a late Labor Day this year. For the third quarter of 2015, PRASM is expected to change between negative half percent and positive half percent year over year.

 
 JETBLUE AIRWAYS TRAFFIC RESULTS  
    
  August 2015 August 2014 % Change
Revenue passenger miles (000) 3,966,602 3,718,923 6.7%
Available seat miles (000) 4,558,901 4,210,974 8.3%
Load factor 87.0% 88.3% -1.3 pts.
Revenue passengers 3,283,266 3,131,183 4.9%
Departures 28,903 27,420 5.4%
Average stage length 1,104 1,093 1.0%
       
  Y-T-D 2015 Y-T-D 2014 % Change
Revenue passenger miles (000) 28,058,840 25,686,255 9.2%
Available seat miles (000) 32,810,570 30,177,569 8.7%
Load factor 85.5% 85.1% 0.4 pt.
Revenue passengers 23,555,460 21,732,319 8.4%
Departures 211,404 197,574 7.0%
Average stage length 1,095 1,092 0.3%

(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 32 million customers a year to 90 cities in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of 900 daily flights. For more information please visit JetBlue.com.

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