JetBlue March Traffic and Capacity Rises

JetBlue Airways Corp. said its March traffic, capacity and occupancy
rose compared to the same month a year ago.


The airline said Tuesday it flew 2.45 billion revenue passenger
miles last month, a 9.1 percent increase compared to 2.25 billion in March
2009. A revenue passenger mile is an industry unit measuring one paying
passenger flown one mile.

Available seat miles, or capacity, rose 6.4 percent to 3.02
billion from 2.83 billion a year ago.

Load factor, or occupancy, rose 2.0 percentage points to 81.3
percent from 79.3 percent in March 2009.

Year-to-date, the New York airline said it flew 6.47 billion
revenue passenger miles compared to 6.04 billion a year earlier, while
available seat miles rose to 8.42 billion from 7.94 billion and its load factor
inched up to 76.8 percent from 76.0 percent a year earlier.