NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ:JBLU) reported its preliminary traffic results for April 2017. Traffic in April increased 8.2 percent from April 2016, on a capacity increase of 6.6 percent.
Load factor for April 2017 was 85.3 percent, an increase of 1.2 points from April 2016. JetBlue’s preliminary completion factor was 98.5 percent and its on-time (1) performance was 72.4 percent. JetBlue continues to expect second quarter revenue per available seat mile (RASM) to increase between 3.0 and 6.0 percent compared to the second quarter of 2016.
JETBLUE AIRWAYS TRAFFIC RESULTS
|April 2017||April 2016||% Change|
|Revenue passenger miles (000)||4,068,156||3,760,747||8.2%|
|Available seat miles (000)||4,768,608||4,472,393||6.6%|
|Load factor||85.3%||84.1%||1.2 pts.|
|Average stage length (miles)||1,080||1,111||-2.8%|
|Y-T-D 2017||Y-T-D 2016||% Change|
|Revenue passenger miles (000)||15,467,156||14,736,274||5.0%|
|Available seat miles (000)||18,348,378||17,500,974||4.8%|
|Load factor||84.3%||84.2%||0.1 pts.|
|Average stage length (miles)||1,079||1,110||-2.8%|
(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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