JetBlue Reports 10.7% Traffic Increase

NEW YORK — JetBlue Airways Corporation (JBLU) reported its preliminary traffic results for May 2016. Traffic in May increased 10.7 percent from May 2015, on a capacity increase of 12.1 percent.

Load factor for May 2016 was 84.6 percent, a decrease of 1.1 points from May 2015. JetBlue’s preliminary completion factor was 99.6 percent and its on-time (1) performance was 80.7 percent. JetBlue’s preliminary revenue per available seat mile (RASM) for the month of May decreased approximately seven percent year over year. For the second quarter of 2016, RASM is expected to decrease between seven and a half and eight and a half percent year over year, toward the lower end of prior expectations.

JetBlue said it is lowering its full year capacity guidance and now expects year over year available seat mile growth in 2016 to be between 8.0 and 9.5 percent, down from prior guidance of 8.5 to 10.5 percent.

The airline is based in New York and has 925 flights daily to 96 cities in the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America.

JETBLUE AIRWAYS TRAFFIC RESULTS

May 2016 May 2015 % Change
Revenue passenger miles (000) 3,838,752 3,468,055 10.7%
Available seat miles (000) 4,537,104 4,048,048 12.1%
Load factor 84.6% 85.7% -1.1 pts.
Revenue passengers 3,244,635 2,957,534 9.7%
Departures 28,852 26,594 8.5%
Average stage length (miles) 1,081 1,074 0.7%
Y-T-D 2016 Y-T-D 2015 % Change
Revenue passenger miles (000) 18,575,026 16,551,261 12.2%
Available seat miles (000) 22,038,078 19,504,498 13.0%
Load factor 84.3% 84.9% -0.6 pts.
Revenue passengers 15,492,396 13,975,004 10.9%
Departures 137,838 126,604 8.9%
Average stage length (miles) 1,104 1,091 1.2%