NEW YORK--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ:JBLU) reported its preliminary traffic results for December 2016. Traffic in December increased 4.5 percent from December 2015, on a capacity increase of 3.1 percent.
Load factor for December 2016 was 84.1 percent, an increase of 1.1 points from December 2015. JetBlue’s preliminary completion factor was 99.0 percent and its on-time (1) performance was 71.3 percent. JetBlue’s preliminary revenue per available seat mile for the month of December decreased approximately one and a half percent year over year.
JETBLUE AIRWAYS TRAFFIC RESULTS
|December 2016||December 2015||% Change|
|Revenue passenger miles (000)||3,970,702||3,799,484||4.5%|
|Available seat miles (000)||4,721,577||4,579,551||3.1%|
|Load factor||84.1%||83.0%||1.1 pts.|
|Average stage length (miles)||1,087||1,116||-2.6%|
|Y-T-D 2016||Y-T-D 2015||% Change|
|Revenue passenger miles (000)||45,618,635||41,710,627||9.4%|
|Available seat miles (000)||53,619,536||49,258,118||8.9%|
|Load factor||85.1%||84.7%||0.4 pts.|
|Average stage length (miles)||1,093||1,092||0.1%|
(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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