April 15, 2011

March traffic up 7.1%

Our preliminary traffic results for March 2011 are in. Traffic in March increased 7.1 percent from March 2010, on a capacity increase of 4.2 percent.

Load factor for March 2011 was 83.6 percent, an increase of 2.3 points from March 2010.  Our preliminary completion factor was 99.6 percent and our on-time (1) performance was 71.3 percent.  Our preliminary passenger revenue per available seat mile for March increased 11 percent year over year.

JETBLUE AIRWAYS TRAFFIC RESULTS
March 2011 March 2010 % Change
Revenue passenger miles (000) 2,626,257 2,452,100 7.1%
Available seat miles (000) 3,142,800 3,015,640 4.2%
Load factor 83.6% 81.3% 2.3 pts.
Revenue passengers 2,306,228 2,115,845 9.0%
Departures 20,932 19,621 6.7%
Average stage length 1,074 1,094 (1.8)%
Y-T-D 2011 Y-T-D 2010 % Change
Revenue passenger miles (000) 6,923,700 6,469,975 7.0%
Available seat miles (000) 8,510,811 8,423,620 1.0%
Load factor 81.4% 76.8% 4.6 pts.
Revenue passengers 6,038,693 5,528,333 9.2%
Departures 56,706 54,367 4.3%
Average stage length 1,075 1,102 (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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