NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- JetBlue Airways Corp. (JBLU) - Get Report reported better-than-expected 2015 fourth quarter earnings results. 

Before the market open on Thursday, JetBlue reported earnings of 56 cents per share, higher than analysts' forecasts for earnings of 51 cents a share.

Revenue of $1.6 billion topped analysts' forecasts for revenue of $1.58 billion.

The airline said it expects capacity to rise between 14% and 16% during the first quarter of 2016. JetBlue's operating expense per available seat mile is projected to be flat or fall by 2% year-over-year.

However, the company's guidance did not include the impact of Winter Storm Jonas, which caused more than 900 flight cancellations last week, JetBlue said in a statement.

JetBlue stock is down 5.88% to $20 in mid-morning trading on Thursday.

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