Southwest Airlines Reports February Traffic

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

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. 

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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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