May 11, 2012

April Traffic Up 14.5%!

Our traffic in April increased 14.5 percent from April 2011, on a capacity increase of 7.1 percent.

Load factor for April 2012 was 85.2 percent, an increase of 5.5 points from April 2011. Our preliminary completion factor was 99.9 percent and our on-time (1) performance was 86.7 percent.  Our preliminary passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) for the month of April increased nine percent year over year. For the month of May, PRASM is expected to increase between three and four percent year over year.

JETBLUE AIRWAYS TRAFFIC RESULTS

April 2012 April 2011 % Change
Revenue passenger miles (000) 2,860,397 2,499,149 14.5%
Available seat miles (000) 3,357,383 3,134,877 7.1%
Load factor 85.2% 79.7% 5.5 pts.
Revenue passengers 2,475,489 2,184,954 13.3%
Departures 22,262 20,626 7.9%
Average stage length 1,084 1,086 (0.2)%
Y-T-D 2012 Y-T-D 2011 % Change
Revenue passenger miles (000) 10,768,570 9,422,849 14.3%
Available seat miles (000) 12,893,618 11,645,688 10.7%
Load factor 83.5% 80.9% 2.6 pts.
Revenue passengers 9,328,170 8,223,647 13.4%
Departures 85,808 77,332 11.0%
Average stage length 1,079 1,078 0.1%

(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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