JetBlue Airways Reports December Traffic

NEW YORK, Jan. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- JetBlue Airways Corporation [NASDAQ: JBLU] reported its preliminary traffic results for December 2012.  Traffic in December increased 6.1 percent from December 2011, on a capacity increase of 6.1 percent.

Load factor for December 2012 was 80.1 percent, a decrease of 0.1 points from December 2011. JetBlue's preliminary completion factor was 99.6 percent and its on-time (1) performance was 70.2 percent.  JetBlue's preliminary passenger revenue per available seat mile for the month of December increased two percent year over year. 

JETBLUE AIRWAYS TRAFFIC RESULTS



 December 2012

 December 2011

        % Change

Revenue passenger miles (000)

2,867,642

2,703,140

6.1%

Available seat miles (000)

3,578,250

3,371,201

6.1%

Load factor

80.1%

80.2%

(0.1) pts.

Revenue passengers

2,482,954

2,335,186

6.3%

Departures

23,417

22,108

5.9%

Average stage length

1,097

1,094

0.3%






         Y-T-D 2012

         Y-T-D 2011

         % Change

Revenue passenger miles (000)

33,563,177

30,697,903

9.3%

Available seat miles (000)

40,075,196

37,232,367

7.6%

Load factor

83.8%

82.4%

1.4 pts.

Revenue passengers

28,956,213

26,370,318

9.8%

Departures

264,600

243,446

8.7%

Average stage length

1,085

1,091

(0.5)%

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


JetBlue is New York's Hometown Airline™ with other focus cities in Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, San Juan, and Orlando. Known for its award-winning service and free TV as much as its low fares, JetBlue offers the most legroom in coach of any U.S. airline (based on average fleet-wide seat pitch) as well as super-spacious Even More Space seats. JetBlue is also America's first and only airline to offer its own Customer Bill of Rights, with meaningful and specific compensation for customers inconvenienced by service disruptions within JetBlue's control. Visit www.jetblue.com/promise for details. JetBlue serves 75 cities with 750 daily flights and plans to launch service to Charleston, South Carolina, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 2013, as well as Medellin, Colombia, subject to receipt of government approval. With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all fares are one-way, and an overnight stay is never required. For information or reservations call 1-800-JETBLUE (1-800-538-2583), TTY/TDD 1-800-336-5530, or visit www.jetblue.com.

SOURCE JetBlue Airways Corporation



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