SOURCE: JetBlue

October 10, 2014 14:15 ET

JetBlue Airways Reports September Traffic

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - October 10, 2014) - JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU) reported its preliminary traffic results for September 2014. Traffic in September increased 7.1 percent from September 2013, on a capacity increase of 5.1 percent. 

Load factor for September 2014 was 80.9 percent, an increase of 1.4 points from September 2013. JetBlue's preliminary completion factor was 99.7 percent and its on-time (1) performance was 86.1 percent. JetBlue's preliminary passenger revenue per available seat mile for the month of September increased one percent year over year. 

JETBLUE AIRWAYS TRAFFIC RESULTS

   September 2014   September 2013   % Change
 
              
Revenue passenger miles (000)  2,734,933   2,554,701  7.1
%
          
Available seat miles (000)  3,379,997   3,215,281   5.1
%
          
Load factor  80.9 % 79.5 % 1.4
 pts. 
          
Revenue passengers  2,358,385   2,181,453   8.1
%
          
Departures  22,700   21,643   4.9
%
          
Average stage length  1,055   1,067   (1.1
)%
          
   Y-T-D 2014   Y-T-D 2013   % Change
 
              
Revenue passenger miles (000)  28,421,188   27,181,599   4.6
%
          
Available seat miles (000)  33,557,566   32,132,607   4.4
%
          
Load factor  84.7 % 84.6 % 0.1
 pts.
          
Revenue passengers  24,090,704   23,112,017   4.2
%
          
Departures  220,274   211,701   4.0
%
          
Average stage length  1,088   1,088   0.0
%
          

(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 30 million customers a year to 86 cities in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of 850 daily flights. New service to Curacao begins in December. With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all fares are one-way, an overnight stay is never required and the first bag is included with your standard fare (subject to weight and size limits and exceptions for itineraries including flights marketed or operated by other airlines). For more information please visit JetBlue.com.

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