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JetBlue Airways reports tenth consecutive month of year-on-year load factor down 2.7 ppts to 79.4%


JetBlue reported Jun-08 traffic (RPMs) increased 2.3% year-on-year on a 3.2% capacity (ASMs) increase, leading to a 0.7 ppt load factor reduction to 83.1%. The Jun-08 load factor reduction marks the tenth consecutive month of year-on-year reductions for the LCC. The airline transported 1.9 million passengers in the month, a 4.5% year-on-year increase. [1195 words]

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  • Slows previously fast capacity growth to more “responsible” levels 
  • Forward bookings for Jul-08 and Aug-08 remain strong
  • JP Morgan adjusts rating from ‘underweight’ to ‘neutral’
  • To defer entry into Colombia; joins number of US airlines requesting waivers on dormancy rights
  • Launches Spanish website; increasingly targeting Spanish-speaking destinations
  • Reduces service from Stewart following similar move by AirTran and bankruptcy of Skybus

Graphs and data:

  • JetBlue scheduled service traffic highlights for Jun-08
  • JetBlue monthly passenger traffic (millions) and load factor (%): 12 months to 30-Jun-08 vs 12 months to 30-Jun-08
  • JetBlue scheduled service traffic highlights for Jun-08
  • JetBlue Airways capacity growth (ASK) growth: Jan-04 to May-08
  • 2Q08 and FY2008 outlook
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