JetBlue July traffic up, increases by 7.3 percent
JetBlue Airways reported its preliminary traffic results for the month ending July 2013. The airline accounted an increase of 7.3 percent in comparison to the same period ending July 2012. The capacity increase that the budget carrier stated is 6.8 percent.
The load factor for the July 2013 period was 87.6 percent, and it marked a growth of 0.4 points from the same period last year. The preliminary completion factor for the airline stood at 99.0 percent. It reported an on-time performance of 63.9 percent.
The airline’s preliminary passage revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) witnessed a boost of five percent on a year-over-year period. The airline expects PRASM figures to increase between 3.5 percent and 4.5 percent for the month of August.
Passengers booking JetBlue tickets will be able to enjoy the first class services onboard. Beginning next year, it is set to launch 16-lie flat seats on its flights on New York-Los Angeles, and New York-San Francisco routes.
JetBlue operates out of its main hub in John F. Kennedy international Airport in New York. It offers flights to various destinations across the United States. Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles (Long Beach), San Juan and Orlando are a few focus cities for the carrier. The airline is renowned to provide excellent onboard service to passengers at low fares.