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JetBlue Airways' shrinking for first time in its history


JetBlue transported 21.9 million passengers in 2008, a 2.5% year-on-year increase. Traffic (RPMs) increased 1.3% year-on-year, on a 1.7% capacity (ASMs) increase (JetBlue only commenced service to two new cities in 2008, compared with 16 in 2007), resulting in a 0.3 ppt load factor reduction. [819 words]

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  • Caribbean/Latin America growth to continue despite capacity reductions
  • Beefs up Boston operations
  • Starts 2009 with new Executive appointments

Graphs and data:

  • JetBlue passenger number growth: Jan-03 to Dec-08
  • JetBlue Airways capacity growth (ASK) growth: Jan-04 to Nov-08
  • Boston Logan International Airport capacity share by carrier (seats per week as % of total): Week commencing 19-Jan-09
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