Southwest Airlines Reports April Traffic

DALLAS, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today that the Company flew 8.7 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in April 2013, a 1.5 percent increase from the 8.6 billion RPMs flown in April 2012.  Available seat miles (ASMs) increased 4.1 percent to 11.2 billion from the April 2012 level of 10.8 billion.  The April 2013 load factor was 77.8 percent, compared to 79.8 percent in April 2012.  For April 2013, passenger revenue per ASM (PRASM) is estimated to have decreased in the four to five percent range compared to April 2012.

For the first four months of 2013, the Company flew 32.5 billion RPMs, compared to 32.3 billion RPMs flown for the same period in 2012, an increase of 0.6 percent.  Year-to-date ASMs increased 1.5 percent to 42.0 billion from the 2012 level of 41.4 billion.  The year-to-date load factor was 77.3 percent, compared to 78.0 percent for the same period in 2012. 

This release, as well as past news releases about Southwest Airlines Co., is available online at southwest.com.    

 

SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO.

PRELIMINARY COMPARATIVE TRAFFIC STATISTICS             
























APRIL










2013


2012


CHANGE















Revenue passengers carried 


9,273,884


9,296,032


(0.2)%








Enplaned passengers


11,248,762


11,246,361


-








Revenue passenger miles (000)


8,735,895


8,610,483


1.5 %








Available seat miles (000)


11,233,131


10,794,511


4.1 %








Load factor


77.8%


79.8%


 (2.0) pts 








Average length of haul


942


926


1.7 %








Trips flown


113,892


115,580


(1.5)%
























YEAR-TO-DATE










2013


2012


CHANGE















Revenue passengers carried 


34,477,818


34,856,854


(1.1)%








Enplaned passengers


41,961,387


42,400,783


(1.0)%








Revenue passenger miles (000)


32,492,638


32,295,349


0.6 %








Available seat miles (000)


42,034,555


41,427,404


1.5 %








Load factor


77.3%


78.0%


 (0.7) pts 








Average length of haul


942


927


1.6 %








Trips flown


432,406


449,476


(3.8)%

 

SOURCE Southwest Airlines Co.



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