Southwest Airlines Reports February Traffic

Mar 11, 2015, 08:45 ET from Southwest Airlines Co.

DALLAS, March 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today that the Company flew 7.6 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in February 2015, a 6.0 percent increase from the 7.1 billion RPMs flown in February 2014.  Available seat miles (ASMs) increased 3.6 percent to 9.5 billion in February 2015 compared with the February 2014 level of 9.1 billion.  The February 2015 load factor was 79.9 percent, compared with 78.1 percent in February 2014.  For February 2015, passenger revenue per ASM (PRASM) is estimated to have increased approximately 1.0 percent, compared with February 2014. 

For the first two months of 2015, the Company flew 15.6 billion RPMs, compared with 14.6 billion RPMs flown for the same period in 2014, an increase of 7.3 percent.  Year-to-date ASMs increased 7.0 percent to a level of 20.2 billion compared with the 18.9 billion for the same period in 2014.  The year-to-date load factor was 77.4 percent, compared with 77.2 percent for the same period in 2014.

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


2015


2014


Change

Revenue passengers carried

7,860,395


7,538,702


4.3%

Enplaned passengers

9,535,453


9,189,209


3.8%

Revenue passenger miles (000s)

7,572,150


7,145,685


6.0%

Available seat miles (000s)

9,474,563


9,148,333


3.6%

Load factor

79.9 %


78.1 %


1.8 pts.

Average length of haul

963


948


1.6%

Trips flown

88,038


90,946


(3.2)%













YEAR-TO-DATE


2015


2014


Change

Revenue passengers carried

16,073,961


15,249,200


5.4%

Enplaned passengers

19,571,984


18,656,028


4.9%

Revenue passenger miles (000s)

15,620,359


14,558,847


7.3%

Available seat miles (000s)

20,183,856


18,869,804


7.0%

Load factor

77.4 %


77.2 %


  0.2 pts.

Average length of haul

972


955


1.8%

Trips flown

187,807


188,500


(0.4)%

 

SOURCE Southwest Airlines Co.



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