JetBlue Reports Rise in Load Factor, Drop in Prasm
The New York-based airline’s passenger traffic for the month was 3.863 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 8.6% from 3.556 billion RPMs in the same period last year.
The carrier’s capacity also increased, up 7.7% to 4.636 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, from 4.306 billion ASMs in January 2016.
JetBlue’s passenger load factor for the month was 83.3%, a 0.7 percentage point increase from 82.6% last January.
The carrier also said its preliminary revenue per available seat mile or Prasm for the month fell some 8.5% year over year. JetBlue said that approximately five points of the drop was due to winter storms and the days that holidays fell on. The airline also lowered its capacity guidance for the current year.
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