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JetBlue Airways' load factor continues to decline despite capacity reduction


JetBlue transported 1.7 million passengers in Feb-09, a 4.1% year-on-year decrease. Traffic (RPMs) fell 8.3% year-on-year, as capacity (ASMs) decreased 5.5% capacity, resulting in a 2.3 ppt load factor reduction to 76.8%. [1116 words]

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  • JetBlue passenger number growth: Jan-03 to Dec-08
  • 1Q09 and FY09 outlook: Dec-08
  • JetBlue Airways capacity growth (ASK) growth: Mar-07 to Feb-09
  • USA-Latin America/Caribbean capacity breakdown by carrier (seats per week as % of total)
  • Boston Logan International Airport capacity breakdown by carrier (seats per week as % of total)
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