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JetBlue Airways Reports December Traffic

Friday, January 11, 2013

JetBlue Airways Reports December Traffic14:00 EST Friday, January 11, 2013NEW YORK, Jan. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- JetBlue Airways Corporation [NASDAQ: JBLU] reported its preliminary traffic results for December 2012.  Traffic in December increased 6.1 percent from December 2011, on a capacity increase of 6.1 percent.Load factor for December 2012 was 80.1 percent, a decrease of 0.1 points from December 2011. JetBlue's preliminary completion factor was 99.6 percent and its on-time (1) performance was 70.2 percent.  JetBlue's preliminary passenger revenue per available seat mile for the month of December increased two percent year over year.  JETBLUE AIRWAYS TRAFFIC RESULTS December 2012 December 2011        % ChangeRevenue passenger miles (000)2,867,6422,703,1406.1%Available seat miles (000)3,578,2503,371,2016.1%Load factor80.1%80.2%(0.1) pts.Revenue passengers2,482,9542,335,1866.3%Departures23,41722,1085.9%Average stage length1,0971,0940.3%         Y-T-D 2012         Y-T-D 2011         % ChangeRevenue passenger miles (000)33,563,17730,697,9039.3%Available seat miles (000)40,075,19637,232,3677.6%Load factor83.8%82.4%1.4 pts.Revenue passengers28,956,21326,370,3189.8%Departures264,600243,4468.7%Average stage length1,0851,091(0.5)%(1) The U.S. Department of Transportation considers on-time arrivals to be those domestic flights arriving within 14 minutes of schedule.JetBlue is New York's Hometown Airline? with other focus cities in Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, San Juan, and Orlando. Known for its award-winning service and free TV as much as its low fares, JetBlue offers the most legroom in coach of any U.S. airline (based on average fleet-wide seat pitch) as well as super-spacious Even More Space seats. JetBlue is also America's first and only airline to offer its own Customer Bill of Rights, with meaningful and specific compensation for customers inconvenienced by service disruptions within JetBlue's control. Visit for details. JetBlue serves 75 cities with 750 daily flights and plans to launch service to Charleston, South Carolina, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 2013, as well as Medellin, Colombia, subject to receipt of government approval. With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all fares are one-way, and an overnight stay is never required. For information or reservations call 1-800-JETBLUE (1-800-538-2583), TTY/TDD 1-800-336-5530, or visit JetBlue Airways CorporationFor further information: Investor Relations, +1-718-709-2202,, or Corporate Communications, +1-718-709-3089,