Southwest Airlines Reports October Traffic

Nov 07, 2013, 07:30 ET from Southwest Airlines Co.

DALLAS, Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today that the Company flew 8.6 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in October 2013, a 1.3 percent increase from the 8.5 billion RPMs flown in October 2012.  Available seat miles (ASMs) increased 2.4 percent to 10.8 billion from the October 2012 level of 10.5 billion.  The October 2013 load factor was 79.9 percent, compared to 80.7 percent in October 2012.  For October 2013, passenger revenue per ASM (PRASM) is estimated to have increased in the one to two percent range compared to October 2012.

For the first ten months of 2013, the Company flew 87.3 billion RPMs, compared to 86.6 billion RPMs flown for the same period in 2012, an increase of 0.9 percent.  Year-to-date ASMs increased 1.6 percent to 109.2 billion from 107.5 billion for the same period in 2012.  The year-to-date load factor was 79.9 percent, compared to 80.5 percent for the same period in 2012. 

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SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO.

PRELIMINARY COMPARATIVE TRAFFIC STATISTICS

OCTOBER

2013

2012

CHANGE

Revenue passengers carried

9,024,564

9,147,369

(1.3)

%

Enplaned passengers

11,171,314

11,262,984

(0.8)

%

Revenue passenger miles (000)

8,610,484

8,497,347

1.3

%

Available seat miles (000)

10,782,383

10,527,246

2.4

%

Load factor

79.9

%

80.7

%

(0.8) pts

Average length of haul

954

929

2.7

%

Trips flown

108,462

111,863

(3.0)

%

YEAR-TO-DATE

2013

2012

CHANGE

Revenue passengers carried

90,204,731

91,886,318

(1.8)

%

Enplaned passengers

111,207,522

112,541,255

(1.2)

%

Revenue passenger miles (000)

87,306,337

86,551,318

0.9

%

Available seat miles (000)

109,240,137

107,470,961

1.6

%

Load factor

79.9

%

80.5

%

(0.6) pts

Average length of haul

968

942

2.8

%

Trips flown

1,103,559

1,145,831

(3.7)

%

***

SOURCE Southwest Airlines Co.



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