While W.D. Crotty certainly emphasized the risks involved with JetBlue
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The Newark launch, the largest in JetBlue's history, will only add to August's traffic figures, which were up 29.8%. For the year, revenue per passenger mile -- a key metric for the airline industry -- is up 30.8%. Once again, I didn't get a sense of this remarkable growth from W.D.'s analysis. Nor did he mention that JetBlue has an extremely strong brand, and that it's racked up numerous awards such as 'Best Airline Quality' from the Wall Street Journal and 'Best U.S. Airline Customer Satisfaction' from JD Power and Associates Reports.
Focusing on JetBlue's business is more than just cheerleading. The airline industry is going through a bitter struggle right now, and not every carrier will remain standing. In my view, JetBlue will be one of the survivors after all is said and done. As one of our Foolish analysts once said, "There is clearly room for this amazing story, like fine wine, to improve with age."
The author of that insightful comment? None other than W.D. Crotty.
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