JetBlue: Storm Cost About $30 Million in Lost Revenue

JetBlue says the massive Northeastern blizzard in December cost it about $30 million in lost revenue.

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JetBlue Terminal

The New York airline said the storms, which hit JetBlue's home base on Dec. 26, had reduced operating income in the fourth quarter by about $25 million.

The airline canceled 1,400 flights in a span of five days before, during and after the blizzard. It normally runs 600 flights per day.

Despite the snow, its traffic rose 3.7 percent in December, as fuller planes offset the storm's impact.

Its load factor, or occupancy rate, rose 2.1 percentage points from a year earlier to hit 82.1 percent in December.