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.
This release, as well as past news releases about Southwest Airlines Co., is available online at Southwest.com.