Southwest Airlines Reports January Traffic

Feb 07, 2013, 07:45 ET from Southwest Airlines Co.

DALLAS, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today that the Company flew 7.3 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in January 2013, a 1.7 percent decrease from the 7.4 billion RPMs flown in January 2012.  Available seat miles (ASMs) increased 0.5 percent to 10.0 billion from the January 2012 level of 9.9 billion.  The January 2013 load factor was 72.7 percent, compared to 74.3 percent in January 2012.  For January 2013, passenger revenue per ASM (PRASM) is estimated to have increased approximately two percent compared to January 2012.

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SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO.

PRELIMINARY COMPARATIVE TRAFFIC STATISTICS             

JANUARY

2013

2012

CHANGE

Revenue passengers carried 

7,684,827

7,988,191

(3.8)%

Enplaned passengers

9,428,482

9,772,932

(3.5)%

Revenue passenger miles (000)

7,254,374

7,379,990

(1.7)%

Available seat miles (000)

9,982,375

9,936,035

0.5 %

Load factor

72.7%

74.3%

 (1.6) pts 

Average length of haul

944

924

2.2 %

Trips flown

105,317

110,004

(4.3)%

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SOURCE Southwest Airlines Co.