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Southwest Airlines Reports July Traffic

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Southwest Airlines Reports July Traffic

08:45 EDT Wednesday, August 07, 2013

DALLAS, Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today that the Company flew 10.0 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in July 2013, a 0.7 percent decrease from the RPMs flown in July 2012.  Available seat miles (ASMs) in July 2013 increased 0.6 percent to 11.9 billion, compared to July 2012.  The July 2013 load factor was 83.5 percent, compared to 84.6 percent in July 2012.  For July 2013, passenger revenue per ASM (PRASM) is estimated to have increased in the four to five percent range compared to July 2012.

For the first seven months of 2013, the Company flew 61.7 billion RPMs, compared to 60.9 billion RPMs flown for the same period in 2012, an increase of 1.2 percent.  Year-to-date ASMs increased 1.6 percent to 77.0 billion from the 2012 level of 75.7 billion.  The year-to-date load factor was 80.1 percent, compared to 80.5 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

            JULY

2013

2012

CHANGE

Revenue passengers carried

9,891,676

10,215,812

(3.2)

%

Enplaned passengers

12,211,777

12,648,746

(3.5)

%

Revenue passenger miles (000)

9,977,171

10,043,520

(0.7)

%

Available seat miles (000)

11,948,656

11,877,774

0.6

%

Load factor

83.5

%

84.6

%

(1.1) pts

Average length of haul

1,009

983

2.6

%

Trips flown

117,402

123,184

(4.7)

%

YEAR-TO-DATE

2013

2012

CHANGE

Revenue passengers carried

64,055,977

64,635,982

(0.9)

%

Enplaned passengers

78,455,181

79,013,319

(0.7)

%

Revenue passenger miles (000)

61,663,420

60,934,885

1.2

%

Available seat miles (000)

76,981,324

75,741,256

1.6

%

Load factor

80.1

%

80.5

%

(0.4) pts

Average length of haul

963

943

2.1

%

Trips flown

779,508

809,806

(3.7)

%

***

 

SOURCE Southwest Airlines Co.

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

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