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JetBlue Airways Reports December Traffic

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 01/13/14 -- JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU) reported its preliminary traffic results for December 2013. Traffic in December increased 12.7 percent from December 2012, on a capacity increase of 9.0 percent. 

Load factor for December 2013 was 82.9 percent, an increase of 2.8 points from December 2012. JetBlue's preliminary completion factor was 98.5 percent and its on-time (1) performance was 63.6 percent. JetBlue's preliminary passenger revenue per available seat mile for the month of December increased 13 percent year over year. 

JETBLUE AIRWAYS TRAFFIC RESULTS

  December
2013
  December
2012
  %
Change
 
Revenue passenger miles (000) 3,233,109   2,867,642   12.7 %
Available seat miles (000) 3,900,924   3,578,250   9.0 %
Load factor 82.9 % 80.1 % 2.8 pts  
Revenue passengers 2,705,721   2,482,954   9.0 %
Departures 25,151   23,417   7.4 %
Average stage length 1,115   1,097   1.6 %
             
  Y-T-D
 2013
  Y-T-D
2012
  %
Change
 
Revenue passenger miles (000) 35,836,030   33,563,177   6.8 %
Available seat miles (000) 42,824,075   40,075,196   6.9 %
Load factor 83.7 % 83.8 % (0.1) pts  
Revenue passengers 30,463,226   28,956,213   5.2 %
Departures 282,133   264,600   6.6 %
Average stage length 1,089   1,085   0.4 %

(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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