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Press release from PR Newswire

Southwest Airlines Reports March Traffic

Friday, April 05, 2013

Southwest Airlines Reports March Traffic

08:45 EDT Friday, April 05, 2013

DALLAS, April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today that the Company flew 9.4 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in March 2013, a 4.0 percent increase from the 9.1 billion RPMs flown in March 2012.  Available seat miles (ASMs) increased 3.8 percent to 11.5 billion from the March 2012 level of 11.1 billion.  The March 2013 load factor was 82.0 percent, compared to 81.8 percent in March 2012.  For March 2013, passenger revenue per ASM (PRASM) is estimated to have been comparable to the Company's March 2012 PRASM.

For the first quarter of 2013, the Company flew 23.8 billion RPMs, compared to 23.7 billion RPMs flown for the same period in 2012, an increase of 0.3 percent.  Year-to-date ASMs increased 0.6 percent to 30.8 billion from the 2012 level of 30.6 billion.  The year-to-date load factor was 77.1 percent, compared to 77.3 percent for the same period in 2012. 

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             

MARCH

2013

2012

CHANGE

Revenue passengers carried 

9,892,713

9,593,562

3.1 %

Enplaned passengers

12,038,645

11,734,862

2.6 %

Revenue passenger miles (000)

9,442,733

9,076,847

4.0 %

Available seat miles (000)

11,512,195

11,091,368

3.8 %

Load factor

82.0%

81.8%

 0.2 pts 

Average length of haul

955

946

1.0 %

Trips flown

116,393

118,689

(1.9)%

YEAR-TO-DATE

2013

2012

CHANGE

Revenue passengers carried 

25,203,934

25,560,822

(1.4)%

Enplaned passengers

30,712,625

31,154,422

(1.4)%

Revenue passenger miles (000)

23,756,685

23,684,866

0.3 %

Available seat miles (000)

30,802,655

30,632,893

0.6 %

Load factor

77.1%

77.3%

 (0.2) pts 

Average length of haul

943

927

1.7 %

Trips flown

318,514

333,896

(4.6)%

 

 

SOURCE Southwest Airlines Co.

For further information: Investor Relations, +1-214-792-4415

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