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Southwest Airlines Reports April Traffic

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Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today that the Company flew 9.9 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in April 2015, an 8.6 percent increase from the 9.1 billion RPMs flown in April 2014. Available seat miles (ASMs) increased 6.7 percent to 11.9 billion in April 2015, compared with the April 2014 level of 11.2 billion.  The April 2015 load factor was 83.1 percent, compared with 81.7 percent in April 2014. For April 2015, passenger revenue per ASM (PRASM) is estimated to have decreased approximately 2.0 percent, compared with April 2014. 

For the first four months of 2015, the Company flew 35.8 billion RPMs, compared with 33.3 billion RPMs flown for the same period in 2014, an increase of 7.5 percent.  Year-to-date ASMs increased 6.2 percent to a level of 44.2 billion, compared with the 41.6 billion for the same period in 2014.  The year-to-date load factor was 80.9 percent, compared with 79.9 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


APRIL


2015


2014


Change

Revenue passengers carried

9,985,964


9,400,250


6.2%

Enplaned passengers

12,195,952


11,498,724


6.1%

Revenue passenger miles (000s)

9,898,455


9,118,464


8.6%

Available seat miles (000s)

11,911,680


11,167,654


6.7%

Load factor

83.1%


81.7%


1.4 pts.

Average length of haul

991


970


2.2%

Trips flown

107,578


108,328


(0.7)%







YEAR-TO-DATE


2015


2014


Change

Revenue passengers carried

36,428,960


34,456,059


5.7%

Enplaned passengers

44,294,910


42,155,305


5.1%

Revenue passenger miles (000s)

35,759,322


33,273,781


7.5%

Available seat miles (000s)

44,209,145


41,642,236


6.2%

Load factor

80.9%


79.9%


1.0 pts.

Average length of haul

982


966


1.7%

Trips flown

404,148


407,966


(0.9)%

 

 

SOURCE Southwest Airlines Co.