Southwest Airlines Reports March Traffic

Apr 08, 2014, 08:45 ET from Southwest Airlines Co.

DALLAS, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today that the Company flew 9.6 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in March 2014, a 1.6 percent increase from the 9.4 billion RPMs flown in March 2013.  Available seat miles (ASMs) increased 0.8 percent to 11.6 billion from the March 2013 level of 11.5 billion.  The March 2014 load factor was 82.7 percent, compared to 82.0 percent in March 2013.  For March 2014, passenger revenue per ASM (PRASM) is estimated to have increased approximately one percent compared to March 2013. 

For the first quarter of 2014, the Company flew 24.2 billion RPMs, compared to 23.8 billion RPMs flown for the same period in 2013, an increase of 1.7 percent. Year-to-date ASMs decreased 1.1 percent to 30.5 billion from 30.8 billion for the same period in 2013.  The year-to-date load factor was 79.3 percent, compared to 77.1 percent for the same period in 2013.

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Southwest Airlines Co.

Preliminary Comparative Traffic Statistics

MARCH

2014

2013

Change

Revenue passengers carried

9,806,609

9,892,713

(0.9)%

Enplaned passengers

12,000,553

12,038,645

(0.3)%

Revenue passenger miles (000s)

9,596,470

9,442,734

1.6%

Available seat miles (000s)

11,604,778

11,512,196

0.8%

Load factor

82.7%

82.0%

0.7 pts.

Average length of haul

979

955

2.5%

Trips flown

111,138

116,393

(4.5)%

YEAR-TO-DATE

2014

2013

Change

Revenue passengers carried

25,055,809

25,203,934

(0.6)%

Enplaned passengers

30,656,581

30,712,625

(0.2)%

Revenue passenger miles (000s)

24,155,286

23,756,743

1.7%

Available seat miles (000s)

30,474,546

30,801,424

(1.1)%

Load factor

79.3%

77.1%

2.2 pts.

Average length of haul

964

943

2.2%

Trips flown

299,637

318,514

(5.9)%

SOURCE Southwest Airlines Co.



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