JetBlue Airways Reports May Traffic

NEW YORK--()--JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU) reported its preliminary traffic results for May 2018. Traffic in May increased 8.9 percent from May 2017, on a capacity increase of 7.6 percent.

Load factor for May 2018 was 85.8 percent, an increase of 1.1 points from May 2017. JetBlue’s preliminary completion factor was 98.8 percent and its on-time (1) performance was 71.0 percent. JetBlue expects second quarter revenue per available seat mile (RASM) to range between (2.5) percent and (0.5) percent compared to the second quarter of 2017, including a 2.5 point headwind from holiday placement, as well as a 1.25 point headwind from completion factor and co-brand incentive payments previously disclosed for the second quarter of 2017.

 

JETBLUE AIRWAYS TRAFFIC RESULTS

 
  May 2018   May 2017   % Change
Revenue passenger miles (000) 4,342,166 3,986,132 8.9 %
Available seat miles (000) 5,060,948 4,704,410 7.6 %
Load factor 85.8 % 84.7 % 1.1 pts.
Revenue passengers 3,639,008 3,402,018 7.0 %
Departures 31,459 30,008 4.8 %
Average stage length (miles) 1,084 1,061 2.2 %
 
Y-T-D 2018 Y-T-D 2017 % Change
Revenue passenger miles (000)

20,509,872

19,453,288 5.4 %
Available seat miles (000) 24,105,652 23,052,788 4.6 %
Load factor 85.1 % 84.4 % 0.7 pts.
Revenue passengers 17,123,161 16,570,359 3.3 %
Departures 148,390 145,746 1.8 %
Average stage length (miles) 1,095 1,076 1.8 %
   

(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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