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JetBlue Traffic Rises in September

The airline's revenue passenger miles rise 8.5% over the last year.

JetBlue Airways (JBLU) - Get JetBlue Airways Corporation Report said Thursday its September revenue passenger miles jumped 8.2% from the year-ago period.

Revenue passenger miles are defined as the number of available seats sold.

JetBlue's capacity during September rose 15.8%, as measured by available seat miles. The passenger load for the month was 72.6%, compared with 77.7% in September 2005.

The airline flew 1.3 million passengers in the month, a rise of 26% over the previous year.

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The company's shares were trading up 2 cents, or 0.2%, to $9.65 Thursday.

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