NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU) reported its preliminary traffic results for February 2019. Traffic in February increased 6.0 percent from February 2018, on a capacity increase of 7.5 percent.
Load factor for February 2019 was 81.5 percent, a decrease of 1.1 points from February 2018. JetBlue’s preliminary completion factor for February 2019 was 98.5 percent and its on-time (1) performance was 70.0 percent. JetBlue continues to expect first quarter revenue per available seat mile (RASM) to range between (3.5) and (1.5) percent.
JETBLUE AIRWAYS TRAFFIC RESULTS
|February 2019||February 2018||% Change|
|Revenue passenger miles (000)||3,913,690||3,691,600||6.0||%|
|Available seat miles (000)||4,804,079||4,467,297||7.5||%|
|Load factor||81.5||%||82.6||%||-1.1 pts.|
|Average stage length (miles)||1,159||1,104||5.0||%|
|Y-T-D 2019||Y-T-D 2018||% Change|
|Revenue passenger miles (000)||8,012,747||7,489,996||7.0||%|
|Available seat miles (000)||9,901,281||9,106,415||8.7||%|
|Load factor||80.9||%||82.2||%||-1.3 pts.|
|Average stage length (miles)||1,152||1,098||4.9||%|
(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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