JetBlue Airways reports 8.6% YoY increase in January Traffic

JetBlue Airways Corporation´s (NASDAQ: JBLU) preliminary traffic results for January 2017 show an 8.6% increase in January 2017 traffic from January 2016, a capacity increase of 7.7%, the airline said.

Load factor for January 2017 was 83.3%, an increase of 0.7 points from January 2016. JetBlue´s preliminary completion factor was 97.9% and its on-time (1) performance was 72.8%.

The airline´s preliminary revenue per available seat mile for the month of January decreased approximately 8.5% year over year. January revenue per available seat mile was negatively impacted by approximately 5 points due to holiday placement and the impact of winter weather last year.

JetBlue carries more than 38m customers a year to 100 cities in the US, Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of 925 daily flights.