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JetBlue Airways Reports August 2013 Traffic

NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- JetBlue Airways Corporation [NASDAQ: JBLU] reported its preliminary traffic results for August 2013. Traffic in August increased 6.2 percent from August 2012, on a capacity increase of 7.2 percent.

Load factor for August 2013 was 86.8 percent, a decrease of 0.8 points from August 2012. JetBlue's preliminary completion factor was 99.9 percent and its on-time (1) performance was 72.6 percent.  JetBlue's preliminary passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) for the month of August increased three percent year over year.  For the month of September, PRASM is expected to increase between 7.5 and 8.5 percent year over year.

JETBLUE AIRWAYS TRAFFIC RESULTS

 
 

 August 2013

 August 2012

        % Change

Revenue passenger miles (000)

3,484,015

3,281,250

6.2%

Available seat miles (000)

4,016,063

3,744,903

7.2%

Load factor

86.8%

87.6%

-0.8 pts

Revenue passengers

2,928,154

2,795,097

4.8%

Departures

26,268

24,403

7.6%

Average stage length

1,093

1,097

-0.4%

       
 

         Y-T-D 2013

         Y-T-D 2012

         % Change

Revenue passenger miles (000)

24,626,898

22,965,586

7.2%

Available seat miles (000)

28,917,326

27,004,730

7.1%

Load factor

85.2%

85.0%

0.2 pts

Revenue passengers

20,930,564

19,777,445

5.8%

Departures

190,058

178,486

6.5%

Average stage length

1,120

1,084

3.3%

(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 TM with other focus cities in Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles (Long Beach), San Juan and Orlando. Known for its award-winning service and free TV as much as its low fares, JetBlue offers the most legroom in coach of any U.S. airline (based on average fleet-wide seat pitch) as well as super-spacious Even More Space seats. JetBlue is also America's first and only airline to offer its own Customer Bill of Rights, with meaningful and specific compensation for customers inconvenienced by service disruptions within JetBlue's control. Visit www.jetblue.com/promise for details. TrueBlue, JetBlue's exclusive rewards program for frequent fliers, allows customers to earn points even faster with partner programs, while redeeming awards starts at just 5,000 points and $2.50 taxes/fees for one-way travel, with no black-out dates. JetBlue serves 79 cities with 700 daily flights and plans to launch service in 2013 to Worcester, Massachusetts as well as Port-au-Prince, Haiti and Lima, Peru, subject to receipt of government operating authority. With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all fares are one-way, and an overnight stay is never required. For information or reservations call 1-800-JETBLUE (1-800-538-2583), TTY/TDD 1-800-336-5530, or visit www.jetblue.com.

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