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Southwest Airlines Reports June Traffic

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Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) (the "Company") today reported its June, second quarter, and year-to-date preliminary traffic statistics.

The Company flew 11.5 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in June 2016, an increase of 6.8 percent from the 10.8 billion RPMs flown in June 2015. Available seat miles (ASMs) increased 5.4 percent to 13.1 billion in June 2016, compared with June 2015 ASMs of 12.5 billion. The June 2016 load factor was a record for the month of June at 87.4 percent, compared with 86.2 percent in June 2015. The Company continues to estimate its second quarter 2016 operating revenue per ASM (RASM) will increase less than 1.0 percent as compared with second quarter 2015.

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Southwest Airlines Co.

Preliminary Comparative Traffic Statistics

 

JUNE

 

 

 

 

2016

2015

 

Change

Revenue passengers carried

11,119,189

10,520,004

 

5.7%

Enplaned passengers

13,624,089

12,908,502

 

5.5%

Revenue passenger miles (000s)

11,489,804

10,757,440

 

6.8%

Available seat miles (000s)

13,149,697

12,475,838

 

5.4%

Load factor

87.4%

86.2%

 

1.2 pts.

Average length of haul

1,033

1,023

 

1.0%

Trips flown

113,431

110,038

 

3.1%

 

 

SECOND QUARTER

 

 

 

 

2016

2015

 

Change

Revenue passengers carried

32,340,969

30,800,742

 

5.0%

Enplaned passengers

39,479,241

37,670,284

 

4.8%

Revenue passenger miles (000s)

32,707,694

30,858,381

 

6.0%

Available seat miles (000s)

38,225,282

36,476,030

 

4.8%

Load factor

85.6%

84.6%

 

1.0 pts.

Average length of haul

1,011

1,002

 

0.9%

Trips flown

334,452

326,309

 

2.5%

 

 

YEAR-TO-DATE

 

 

 

 

2016

2015

 

Change

Revenue passengers carried

60,944,448

57,243,738

 

6.5%

Enplaned passengers

74,107,682

69,769,242

 

6.2%

Revenue passenger miles (000s)

61,115,858

56,719,247

 

7.8%

Available seat miles (000s)

73,493,431

68,773,495

 

6.9%

Load factor

83.2%

82.5%

 

0.7 pts.

Average length of haul

1,003

991

 

1.2%

Trips flown

648,989

622,879

 

4.2%

Investor Contact:
Southwest Airlines Investor Relations 214-792-4415

Media Contact:

Southwest Airlines Media Relations 214-792-4847
swamedia@wnco.com

 

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