JetBlue reports slight load factor decrease for May 2016

JetBlue’s passenger numbers for May 2016 reached 3,244,635, marking a 9.7% increase on the 2,957,534 recorded in May 2015.
The carrier’s revenue passenger miles (RPMs) grew by 10.7% from 3,468,055,000 to 3,838,752,000 year-over-year against a 12.1% growth in available seat miles (ASMs) from 4,048,048,000 to 4,537,104,000. This meant JetBlue’s load factor decreased by 1.1 percentage points from 85.7% in May 2015 to 84.6% in May 2016.
JetBlue’s preliminary revenue per available seat mile (RASM) for the month decreased by approximately 7% year-over-year. For the second quarter of 2016, the carrier expects its RASM to decrease between seven and a half and eight and a half per cent year-over-year, toward the lower end of prior expectations.
During the year-to-date 2016, JetBlue has carried 15,492,396 passengers, a 10.9% increase for the same period the previous year. RPMs have grown by 12.2% from 16,551,261,000 to 18,575,026,000 year-over-year, while ASMs have risen by 13% from 19,504,498,000 to 22,038,078,000. The load factor for the year-to-date stands at 84.3%, a 0.6 percentage point in comparison with the same period during 2015.

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