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JetBlue Airways shrinks for first time in its history


JetBlue reported its second consecutive month of year-on-year load factor improvements in Sep-08, after eleven consecutive months of year-on-year load factor reductions, as it reduced its capacity year-on-year for the first time in its history. [1337 words]

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  • Slowing growth of Embraer fleet in light of deep capacity reductions
  • Slight delay for launch of dedicated Terminal 5 at New York JFK
  • Continues expansion at Fort Lauderdale focus city; Caribbean an increasingly important market
  • New executive appointments

Graphs and data:

  • JetBlue Airways capacity growth (ASK) growth: Jan-04 to Sep-08
  • JetBlue passenger number growth: Jan-03 to Sep-08
  • 3Q08 and FY2008 outlook
  • JetBlue Airways fleet plan: 2008 to 2016
  • JetBlue Airways capacity breakdown by city (seats per week as % of total): Week commencing 13-Oct-08
  • JetBlue executive announcements
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