Southwest Airlines Reports February Traffic

10 Mar, 2014, 07:45 ET from Southwest Airlines Co.

DALLAS, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today that the Company flew 7.1 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in February 2014, a 1.2 percent increase from the RPMs flown in February 2013.  Available seat miles (ASMs) decreased 1.7 percent to 9.1 billion from the February 2013 level of 9.3 billion.  The February 2014 load factor was 78.1 percent, compared to 75.8 percent in February 2013.  For February 2014, passenger revenue per ASM (PRASM)  is estimated to have increased approximately five percent compared to February 2013.  This increase includes one point of estimated PRASM benefit from February 2014's storms.

For the first two months of 2014, the Company flew 14.6 billion RPMs, compared to 14.3 billion RPMs flown for the same period in 2013, an increase of 1.7 percent.  Year-to-date ASMs decreased 2.2 percent to 18.9 billion from 19.3 billion for the same period in 2013.  The year-to-date load factor was 77.2 percent, compared to 74.2 percent for the same period in 2013.

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Southwest Airlines Co.

Preliminary Comparative Traffic Statistics

FEBRUARY

2014

2013

Change

Revenue passengers carried

7,538,702

7,626,394

(1.1)%

Enplaned passengers

9,189,209

9,245,498

(0.6)%

Revenue passenger miles (000s)

7,145,685

7,059,608

1.2%

Available seat miles (000s)

9,148,333

9,307,487

(1.7)%

Load factor

78.1%

75.8%

2.3 pts.

Average length of haul

948

926

2.4%

Trips flown

90,946

96,804

(6.1)%

 

YEAR-TO-DATE

2014

2013

Change

Revenue passengers carried

15,249,200

15,311,221

(0.4)%

Enplaned passengers

18,656,028

18,673,980

(0.1)%

Revenue passenger miles (000s)

14,558,817

14,314,009

1.7%

Available seat miles (000s)

18,869,768

19,289,228

(2.2)%

Load factor

77.2%

74.2%

3.0 pts.

Average length of haul

955

935

2.1%

Trips flown

188,499

202,121

(6.7)%

SOURCE Southwest Airlines Co.



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