JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU) reported its preliminary traffic results for May 2017. Traffic in May increased 3.8 percent from May 2016, on a capacity increase of 3.7 percent.
Load factor for May 2017 was 84.7 percent, an increase of 0.1 points from May 2016. JetBlue’s preliminary completion factor was 97.4 percent and its on-time (1) performance was 67.2 percent. For the second quarter of 2017 JetBlue continues to expect revenue per available seat mile (RASM) to increase between 4.0 and 6.0 percent compared to the second quarter of 2016.
JETBLUE AIRWAYS TRAFFIC RESULTS
|May 2017||May 2016||% Change|
|Revenue passenger miles (000)||3,986,132||3,838,752||3.8%|
|Available seat miles (000)||4,704,410||4,537,104||3.7%|
|Load factor||84.7%||84.6%||0.1 pts.|
|Average stage length (miles)||1,061||1,081||-1.9%|
|Y-T-D 2017||Y-T-D 2016||% Change|
|Revenue passenger miles (000)||19,453,288||18,575,026||4.7%|
|Available seat miles (000)||23,052,788||22,038,078||4.6%|
|Load factor||84.4%||84.3%||0.1 pts.|
|Average stage length (miles)||1,076||1,104||-2.5%|
(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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