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Southwest Airlines Reports October Traffic

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Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today that the Company flew 9.0 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in October 2014, a 4.4 percent increase from the 8.6 billion RPMs flown in October 2013.  Available seat miles (ASMs) remained relatively flat compared to the October 2013 level of 10.8 billion.  The October 2014 load factor was 83.1 percent, compared to 79.9 percent in October 2013.  For October 2014, passenger revenue per ASM (PRASM) is estimated to have increased in the three to four percent range, compared to October 2013. 

For the first ten months of 2014, the Company flew 90.3 billion RPMs, compared to 87.3 billion RPMs flown for the same period in 2013, an increase of 3.4 percent.  Year-to-date ASMs remained relatively flat compared to the 109.2 billion for the same period in 2013.  The year-to-date load factor was 82.7 percent, compared to 79.9 percent for the same period in 2013.

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

OCTOBER


2014


2013


Change

Revenue passengers carried

9,288,089


9,024,564


2.9%

Enplaned passengers

11,500,692


11,171,314


2.9%

Revenue passenger miles (000s)

8,989,543


8,610,484


4.4%

Available seat miles (000s)

10,820,718


10,782,383


0.4%

Load factor

83.1%


79.9%


       3.2 pts.

Average length of haul

968


954


1.5%

Trips flown

104,279


108,462


(3.9)%













YEAR-TO-DATE


2014


2013


Change

Revenue passengers carried

91,890,894


90,204,731


1.9%

Enplaned passengers

113,202,661


111,207,522


1.8%

Revenue passenger miles (000s)

90,257,021


87,306,337


3.4%

Available seat miles (000s)

109,177,336


109,240,137


(0.1)%

Load factor

82.7%


79.9%


   2.8 pts.

Average length of haul

982


968


1.4%

Trips flown

1,050,510


1,103,559


(4.8)%

 

SOURCE Southwest Airlines Co.