JetBlue reports August traffic data

JetBlue Airways has reported an increase in traffic of 6.7% for August 2014 in comparison with the same month last year, growing from 3,484,015,000 revenue passenger miles (RPMs) to 3,718,923,000.
The airline’s available seat miles (ASMs) also expanded from 4,016,063,000 to 4,210,974,000 for the respective months, meaning an increase in capacity of 4.9%.
JetBlue’s August load factor was 1.5 percentage points higher than in 2013, reaching 88.3% this year with the airline carrying 3,131,183 passengers in August 2014 compared with 2,928,154 last August, an increase of 6.9%.
On-time performance (which the Department of Transport considers to be an aircraft arriving within 14 minutes of its scheduled time) was 99.4%.
Finally, passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) for the month of August had increased 4% year over year, with Jet Blue hoping the PRASM in the third quarter of 2014 will rise similarly by 2 or 3%.

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