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Southwest Airlines Reports February Traffic

DALLAS, March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today that the Company flew 7.1 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in February 2013, a 2.3 percent decrease from the 7.2 billion RPMs flown in February 2012.  Available seat miles (ASMs) decreased 3.1 percent to 9.3 billion from the February 2012 level of 9.6 billion.  The February 2013 load factor was 75.8 percent, compared to 75.2 percent in February 2012.  For February 2013, passenger revenue per ASM (PRASM) is estimated to have increased approximately two percent compared to February 2012.

For the first two months of 2013, the Company flew 14.3 billion RPMs, compared to 14.6 billion RPMs flown for the same period in 2012, a decrease of 2.0 percent.  Available seat miles decreased 1.3 percent to 19.3 billion from the 2012 level of 19.5 billion.  The year-to-date load factor was 74.2 percent, compared to 74.8 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             
























FEBRUARY










2013


2012


CHANGE















Revenue passengers carried 


7,626,394


7,979,069


(4.4)%








Enplaned passengers


9,245,498


9,646,628


(4.2)%








Revenue passenger miles (000)


7,059,577


7,228,029


(2.3)%








Available seat miles (000)


9,308,084


9,605,490


(3.1)%








Load factor


75.8%


75.2%


 0.6 pts 








Average length of haul


926


906


2.2 %








Trips flown


96,804


105,203


(8.0)%
























YEAR-TO-DATE










2013


2012


CHANGE















Revenue passengers carried 


15,311,221


15,967,260


(4.1)%








Enplaned passengers


18,673,980


19,419,560


(3.8)%








Revenue passenger miles (000)


14,313,951


14,608,019


(2.0)%








Available seat miles (000)


19,290,459


19,541,525


(1.3)%








Load factor


74.2%


74.8%


 (0.6) pts 








Average length of haul


935


915


2.2 %








Trips flown


202,121


215,207


(6.1)%

 

 

 

SOURCE Southwest Airlines Co.



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