JetBlue Airways Corporation (Nasdaq:JBLU) reported that its traffic in March increased 9.9 percent from March 2006, on a capacity increase of 11.3 percent.
NEW YORK — Load factor for March 2007 was 85.5 percent, a decrease of 1.0 point from March 2006. JetBlue’s preliminary completion factor was 96.8 percent and its on-time (1) performance was 63.5 percent. JetBlue’s preliminary passenger revenue per available seat mile for the month of March increased 16 percent year over year.
JETBLUE AIRWAYS TRAFFIC RESULTS March 2007 March 2006 % Change Revenue passenger miles (000) 2,264,011 2,059,294 9.9 Available seat miles (000) 2,647,291 2,379,547 11.3 Load factor 85.5% 86.5% (1.0) pt. Revenue passengers 1,955,335 1,630,755 19.9 Departures 17,180 12,635 36.0 Average stage length 1,077 1,231 (12.5) Y-T-D 2007 Y-T-D 2006 % Change Revenue passenger miles (000) 5,942,430 5,536,019 7.3 Available seat miles (000) 7,369,669 6,576,514 12.1 Load factor 80.6% 84.2% (3.6) pts. Revenue passengers 5,090,815 4,334,919 17.4 Departures 46,574 34,417 35.3 Average stage length 1,086 1,246 (12.8) SOURCE: JetBlue Airways Corporation (1) The U.S. Department of Transportation considers on-time arrivals to be those domestic flights arriving within 14 minutes of schedule.
JetBlue Airways has created a new airline category based on value, service and style. Based in New York City, and now in its eighth year, the low-cost carrier currently serves 51 destinations with more than 575 flights daily. JetBlue has the most legroom in coach (a) and is America’s first and only airline to offer its own Customer Bill of Rights, with meaningful compensation for customers inconvenienced by flight delays or cancellations (b). In addition to its signature seatback personal television service (c), the low-fare, high-value airline offers customers generous brand name snacks and beverages, including freshly brewed Dunkin‘ Donuts(r) coffee, and delicious wines selected by the airline’s Low Fare Sommelier, Josh Wesson from Best Cellars(r). JetBlue service between Boston and Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, Provincetown, and Hyannis, MA is operated by JetBlue’s marketing partner, Cape Air. With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all travel is ticketless, all fares are one-way, and an overnight stay is never required. For information or reservations call 1-800-JETBLUE (1-800-538-2583) or visit www.jetblue.com.
(a) JetBlue has the most legroom in coach, based on average fleet-wide seat pitch for U.S. airlines. (b) For full details of JetBlue's Customer Bill of Rights, please visit www.jetblue.com/promise. (c) DIRECTV(r) service is not available on flights outside the continental United States; however, where applicable, FOX InFlight(tm) is offered complimentary on these routes. FOX InFlight(tm) is a trademark of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. JetBlue's in-flight entertainment is powered by LiveTV, a wholly owned subsidiary of JetBlue.
SOURCE: JetBlue Airways Corporation