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JetBlue Airways: Buffalo (Buf) - Los Angeles (Lax)

The following excerpt is from the company's SEC filing.

1x Daily

June 16, 2016

Long Beach (LGB) - Reno (RNO)

1x Daily

August 15, 2016

New Orleans (MSY) - Fort Lauderdale (FLL)

September 29, 2016


Second quarter 2016 available seat miles (ASMs) are estimated to increase 9.5% to 11.5% year-over-year. Full year 2016 ASMs are estimated to increase 8.5% to 10.5% year-over-year, in line with prior guidance.

JetBlue estimates the following distribution as a percentage of total ASMs by aircraft type:

Second Quarter 2016

Full Year 2016

A321 All-Core

A321 Mint

Average sta ge length is projected to increase year-over-year by approximately 1.5% in the second quarter and approximately 0.5% for the full year 2016.

Operational Outlook

Operating Expense Year-Over-Year Percentage Change

Unit Operating Expense Excluding Fuel and Profit Sharing

(CASM Ex-Fuel and Profit Sharing)

(0.5) - 1.5%

0.0 - 1.5%

Prior guidance issued January 28, 2016

0.0 - 2.0%

Fuel Expense

Estimated Consumption (gallons)

191 million

761 million

Estimated Fuel Price per Gallon, Net of Hedges

¹Includes fuel taxes.

²JetBlue utilizes the forward Brent crude curve and the forward Brent crude to heating oil crack spread to calculate the unhedged portion of its prompt quarter. As of April 15, 2016, the forward Brent crude per barrel price was $42 and the crack spread averaged $9 per barrel for the Second quarter of 2016

JetBlue Airways Investor Relations • (718) 709-2202 •

Investor Update

Fuel Hedges

As of April 15, 2016 JetBlue’s advanced fuel derivative contracts for 2016 are as follows:


Estimated Percentage

of Consumption

38 million

19% in USGC jet fuel swaps at an average of $1.21/gal

20% in USGC jet fuel swaps at an average of $1.25/gal

In addition, we have hedges in place for about 5% of our expected 2017 fuel consumption.

Other Income (Expense)

JetBlue estimates total Other Income (Expense) to be between ($25) and ($30) million in the second quarter and between ($100) and ($110) million for the full year.

Tax Rate

JetBlue expects an effective annual tax rate of approximately 39%. However, the actual tax rate in the second quarter and full year 2016 could differ due to a number of factors.

Capital Expenditures

(In millions)



$45 - $55

$170 - $180

$670 - $720

$150 - $200

$820 - $920

Aircraft Delivery Schedule

As of March 31, 2016 JetBlue’s fleet was comprised of 130 Airbus A320 aircraft, 14 Airbus A321 All-Core aircraft, 13 Airbus A321 Mint aircraft, and 60 EMBRAER E190 aircraft. 89 aircraft were on order from Airbus and 24 aircraft were on order from Embraer.



Total at Year End

Cabin Restyling Program

The program is expected to generate $100 million of annual incremental operating income upon completion.

Fleet Type

Seat Count per Aircraft

Number of Aircraft Impacted



After Restyling


~ 130 retrofits

Retrofit starting at the beginning of 2017 Completion expected in 2019

15 retrofits 3 new deliveries in 2016 All new deliveries beyond

New Deliveries starting in July 2016 Retrofit starting in the third quarter of 2016 Completion expected by the end of 2016

16 Mint 143 Core

Not part of the program

Share Count

Share count estimates for calculating basic and diluted earnings per share are as follows:

Basic Share Count

Diluted Share Count

Interest Add-back

Net Income Range

(in millions)

(in millions)*

Zero - $14 million

$14 million or greater

Zero - $42 million

$42 million or greater

* Net of taxes

These share count estimates assume 20% annual stock price appreciation and that all of the holders of the 6.75% convertible debentures due 2039 (Series B) will be converted to shares during the fourth quarter of 2016. These share count estimates do not include any share repurchases that may occur throughout 2016 under JetBlue’s share buyback program. The number of shares used in JetBlue’s actual earnings per share will likely be different than those stated above.

This Investor Update contains statements of a forward-looking nature which represent our management's beliefs and assumptions concerning future events. When used in this document, the words “expects,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “indicates,” “believes,” “forecast,” “guidance,” “outlook,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “seeks,” “targets” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions, and are based on information currently available to us. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements due to many factors, including, without limitation, our extremely competitive industry; volatility in financial and credit markets which could affect our ability to obtain debt and/or lease financing or to raise funds through debt or equity issuances; volatility in fuel prices, maintenance costs and interest rates; our ability to implement our growth strategy; our significant fixed obligations and substantial indebtedness; our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel and maintain our culture as we grow; our reliance on high daily aircraft utilization; our dependence on the New York metropolitan market and the effect of increased congestion in this market; our reliance on automated systems and technology; our being subject to potential unionization, work stoppages, slowdowns or increased labor costs; our reliance on a limited number of suppliers; our presence in some international emerging markets that may experience political or economic instability or may subject us to legal risk; reputational and business risk from information security breaches; changes in or additional government regulation; changes in our industry due to other airlines' financial condition; global economic conditions, or an economic downturn leading to a continuing or accelerated decrease in demand for domestic and business air travel; the spread of infectious diseases; and external geopolitical events and conditions. Further information concerning these and other factors is contained in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including but not limited to, the Company's 2015 Annual Report on Form 10-K. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release.

The above information was disclosed in a filing to the SEC. To see the filing, click here.

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