JetBlue Airways Corporation (Nasdaq:JBLU) reported today that its traffic in April increased 11.6 percent from April 2006, on a capacity increase of 12.8 percent.
NEW YORK – Load factor for April 2007 was 84.7 percent, a decrease of 0.9 points from April 2006. JetBlue’s preliminary completion factor was 98.3 percent and its on-time (1) performance was 64.8 percent. JetBlue’s preliminary passenger revenue per available seat mile for the month of April increased 4 percent year over year.
JETBLUE AIRWAYS TRAFFIC RESULTS April 2007 April 2006 % Change Revenue passenger miles (000) 2,265,164 2,028,929 11.6 Available seat miles (000) 2,673,873 2,369,480 12.8 Load factor 84.7% 85.6% (0.9) pts. Revenue passengers 1,955,911 1,604,092 21.9 Departures 17,161 12,791 34.2 Average stage length 1,088 1,211 (10.2) Y-T-D 2007 Y-T-D 2006 % Change Revenue passenger miles (000) 8,207,594 7,564,948 8.5 Available seat miles (000) 10,043,542 8,945,994 12.3 Load factor 81.7% 84.6% (2.9) pts. Revenue passengers 7,046,726 5,939,011 18.7 Departures 63,735 47,208 35.0 Average stage length 1,086 1,236 (12.1) 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.
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JetBlue’s 36 channels of 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.
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