JetBlue Airways reports February traffic

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NEW YORK, NY – JetBlue Airways Corporation reported its preliminary traffic results for February 2016. Traffic in February increased 19.1 percent from February 2016, on a capacity increase of 19.6 percent.

Load factor for February 2016 was 83.1 percent, a decrease of 0.4 points from February 2015. JetBlue’s preliminary completion factor was 97.4 percent and its on-time (1) performance was 68.9 percent. JetBlue’s preliminary revenue per available seat mile (RASM) for the month of February decreased approximately 10.5 percent year over year. For the first quarter of 2016, RASM is expected to decrease between seven and eight percent year over year.

JETBLUE AIRWAYS TRAFFIC RESULTS

February 2016 February 2015 % Change
Revenue passenger miles (000) 3,454,503 2,900,748 19.1%
Available seat miles (000) 4,155,111 3,475,097 19.6%
Load factor 83.1% 83.5% -0.4 pts.
Revenue passengers 2,862,153 2,436,964 17.5%
Departures 25,677 22,319 15.1%
Average stage length (miles) 1,119 1,103 1.5%

Y-T-D 2016 Y-T-D 2015 % Change
Revenue passenger miles (000) 7,010,365 6,083,765 15.2%
Available seat miles (000) 8,461,476 7,360,685 15.0%
Load factor 82.9% 82.7% 0.2 pts.
Revenue passengers 5,809,363 5,096,077 14.0%
Departures 52,709 47,426 11.1%
Average stage length (miles) 1,111 1,100 1.0%

(1) The U.S. Department of Transportation considers on-time arrivals to be those domestic flights arriving within 14 minutes of schedule.