JetBlue Airways Reports Passenger Traffic Increase for August

JetBlue Airways Corporation
reported its preliminary traffic results for August 2010.
Traffic in August increased 7.0 percent from August 2009,
on a capacity increase of 7.3 percent.


The discount airline said it flew 2.74 billion revenue passenger
miles in August, up from 2.56 billion a year earlier. A revenue passenger mile
is one paying passenger flown one mile.

Capacity increased a little faster — up 7.3 percent to 3.17
billion available seat miles, from 2.96 billion a year earlier.

Because JetBlue added capacity faster than travel increased, its
planes weren’t quite as full. Load factor fell 0.2 percentage points to 86.4

For the first eight months of the year, traffic rose 7.9 percent
to 19.09 billion revenue passenger miles.

Capacity rose 6.3 percent to 23.48 billion available seat miles.
Load factor rose 1.2 percentage points to 81.3 percent.