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Press release from PR Newswire

Southwest Airlines Reports May Traffic

Friday, June 07, 2013

Southwest Airlines Reports May Traffic

08:45 EDT Friday, June 07, 2013

DALLAS, June 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today that the Company flew 9.3 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in May 2013, a 4.2 percent increase from the 9.0 billion RPMs flown in May 2012.  Available seat miles (ASMs) increased 3.4 percent to 11.4 billion from the May 2012 level of 11.0 billion.  The May 2013 load factor was 81.9 percent, compared to 81.3 percent in May 2012.  For May 2013, passenger revenue per ASM (PRASM) is estimated to have decreased approximately two percent compared to May 2012.

For the first five months of 2013, the Company flew 41.8 billion RPMs, compared to 41.3 billion RPMs flown for the same period in 2012, an increase of 1.4 percent.  Year-to-date ASMs increased 1.9 percent to 53.4 billion from the 2012 level of 52.5 billion.  The year-to-date load factor was 78.3 percent, compared to 78.7 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             

MAY

2013

2012

CHANGE

Revenue passengers carried 

9,938,557

9,592,865

3.6 %

Enplaned passengers

12,043,070

11,719,287

2.8 %

Revenue passenger miles (000)

9,347,628

8,974,274

4.2 %

Available seat miles (000)

11,410,284

11,036,776

3.4 %

Load factor

81.9%

81.3%

 0.6 pts 

Average length of haul

941

936

0.5 %

Trips flown

115,713

118,403

(2.3)%

YEAR-TO-DATE

2013

2012

CHANGE

Revenue passengers carried 

44,416,375

44,449,719

(0.1)%

Enplaned passengers

54,004,457

54,120,070

(0.2)%

Revenue passenger miles (000)

41,840,267

41,269,623

1.4 %

Available seat miles (000)

53,444,839

52,464,179

1.9 %

Load factor

78.3%

78.7%

 (0.4) pts 

Average length of haul

942

928

1.5 %

Trips flown

548,119

567,879

(3.5)%

 

SOURCE Southwest Airlines Co.

For further information: Investor Relations (214) 792-4415

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