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JetBlue Airways - Load factor improves in Aug-08


JetBlue reported its first month of year-on-year load factor improvement in Aug-08, after eleven consecutive months of year-on-year load factor reductions, as it dramatically slowed its capacity growth. During the month, load factor improved 0.7 ppts to 87.1% and the trend of steady passenger growth over the past five years continued (for more North and America traffic information, see the Americas Traffic Watch profile in this week’s edition of Peanuts! Weekly). [1012 words]

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  • Sector length continues to decrease
  • Slower capacity growth a change in strategy; first negative capacity growth expected in 3Q08
  • Continues Caribbean expansion
  • To auction flights on eBay
  • Expands relationship with Ariba Spend Management

Graphs and data:

  • JetBlue passenger number growth: Jan-03 to Aug-08
  • JetBlue sector length: May-06 to Jul-08
  • JetBlue Airways capacity growth (ASK) growth: Jan-04 to Aug-08
  • 3Q08 and FY2008 outlook
  • Weekly capacity (seats) between USA and Latin America/Caribbean: Week commencing 09-Sep-08
  • Lufthansa CFO elected to JetBlue's Board of Directors
  • JetBlue eBay auction: 08-Sep-08
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