JetBlue’s December Prasm Down 5%, Traffic, Capacity, and Load Factor Up for the Year

By Jesse Sokolow on 13 January 2016
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IMGP4661JetBlue Airways announced operational results for last December, as well as for the year 2015.  The carrier saw an increase in its total traffic and capacity, as well as in its load factor.

The New York-based airline’s passenger traffic for the month was 3.8 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 11.3% from 3.414 billion RPMs in December of last year. The carrier’s capacity also increased, up 9.5% to 4.58 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, from 4.183 billion ASMs in December 2014.

JetBlue’s passenger load factor for the month was 83%, a 1.4 percentage point increase from 81.6% in the same month the previous year. The company also reported a preliminary 5% drop in passenger revenue per available seat mile, or Prasm, for the month.

Passenger traffic for the year was 41.711 billion RPMs, a 10.3% increase from 37.813 billion in 2014. The airline also saw a 9.5% increase in capacity, with 49.258 billion ASMs, up from 44.994 billion in 2014.   JetBlue’s load factor for the year was 84.7%, a 0.7 percentage point year-over-year increase.

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