JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ:JBLU) reported its preliminary traffic results for April 2019. Traffic in April increased 6.6 percent from April 2018, on a capacity increase of 7.4 percent.
Load factor for April 2019 was 85.1 percent, a decrease of 0.6 points from April 2018. JetBlue’s preliminary completion factor for April 2019 was 98.6 percent and its on-time (1) performance was 73.4 percent. JetBlue continues to expect second quarter revenue per available seat mile (RASM) to range between 1.0 and 4.0 percent.
JETBLUE AIRWAYS TRAFFIC RESULTS
|April 2019||April 2018||% Change|
|Revenue passenger miles (000)||4,586,591||4,301,561||6.6||%|
|Available seat miles (000)||5,392,113||5,020,145||7.4||%|
|Load factor||85.1||%||85.7||%||-0.6 pts.|
|Average stage length (miles)||1,156||1,098||5.3||%|
|Y-T-D 2019||Y-T-D 2018||% Change|
|Revenue passenger miles (000)||17,320,712||16,167,706||7.1||%|
|Available seat miles (000)||20,829,112||19,044,704||9.4||%|
|Load factor||83.2||%||84.9||%||-1.7 pts.|
|Average stage length (miles)||1,154||1,098||5.1||%|
(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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