Southwest Airlines Reports April Traffic

May 07, 2013, 08:45 ET from Southwest Airlines Co.

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. 

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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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