SOURCE: JetBlue

February 11, 2014 14:30 ET

JetBlue Airways Reports January Traffic

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - February 11, 2014) - JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU) reported its preliminary traffic results for January 2014. Traffic in January decreased 0.1 percent from January 2013, on a capacity decrease of 1.4 percent. 

Load factor for January 2014 was 82.8 percent, an increase of 1.1 points from January 2013. JetBlue's preliminary completion factor was 89.3 percent and its on-time (1) performance was 56.9 percent. JetBlue's preliminary passenger revenue per available seat mile for the month of January increased six percent year over year, which includes a negative impact of approximately one point from January 2014's winter storms. 

 
JETBLUE AIRWAYS TRAFFIC RESULTS
             
    January 2014   January 2013   % Change
             
Revenue passenger miles (000)   2,784,854   2,788,721   (0.1)%
             
Available seat miles (000)   3,365,105   3,414,264   (1.4)%
             
Load factor   82.8%   81.7%   1.1 pts
             
Revenue passengers   2,343,953   2,387,691   (1.8)%
             
Departures   21,986   22,545   (2.5)%
             
Average stage length   1,096   1,090   0.6%
             
             

(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 AirlineTM 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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