JetBlue Q3 operating revenues $1.7 billion
Capacity increase was 10.4%, resulting in a third quarter load factor of 85.3%, a decrease of 0.9 point year over year.
Yield per passenger mile in the third quarter was 14.02 cents, up 0.5% compared to the third quarter of 2014.
Passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) for the third quarter 2015 decreased 0.6% year over year to 11.96 cents and operating revenue per available seat mile (RASM) was essentially flat year over year at 13.01 cents.
Operating expenses for the quarter decreased 2.0%, or $29 million, over the prior year period. Interest expense for the quarter declined 16.2%, or $5 million, as JetBlue continued to reduce its debt.
JetBlue’s operating expense per available seat mile (CASM) for the third quarter decreased 11.2% year over year to 10.30 cents. Excluding fuel and profit sharing, third quarter CASM1 increased 2.4% to 7.31 cents.
System on time departures, or D0, decreased 2.4 points year-over-year in the third quarter. System arrival performance, or A14, improved 1.4 points. Completion factor improved 0.5 points. ■