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JetBlue reports December 2008 and full-year traffic

8th January 2009 - 09:31 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


JetBlue Airways reports that its traffic (in revenue passenger miles) in December 2008 decreased by 1.8% from December 2007, on a capacity decrease (available seat miles) of 5.1%. RPMs dropped from 2,161,786,000 to 2,122,020,000, while ASMs fell from 2,814,913,000 to 2,671,710,000. This produced a load factor for December 2008 of 79.4%, an increase of 2.6 percentage points (pp) from December 2007. Revenue passengers carried rose to 1,841,761 from 1,814,093 in December 2007, a 1.5 % increase.

Over the full year RPMs went up by 1.3% from 25,737,027,000 to 26,070,799,000 and ASMs reached 32,442,332,000, a 1.7% rise over 2007's figure of 31,904,286,000. Total passengers carried numbered 21,920,442, up by 2.5% on 21,386,573 passengers in 2007. The 2008 load factor was 80.4%, a small drop of 0.3 pp from 80.7% the previous year.

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