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Southwest Airlines Reports May Traffic

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SOURCE Southwest Airlines

DALLAS, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today that the Company flew 9.4 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in May 2014, a 0.6 percent increase from the 9.3 billion RPMs flown in May 2013.  Available seat miles (ASMs) decreased 1.5 percent to 11.2 billion, from the May 2013 level of 11.4 billion.  The May 2014 load factor was 83.7 percent, compared to 81.9 percent in May 2013.  For May 2014, passenger revenue per ASM (PRASM) is estimated to have increased in the eight to nine percent range compared to May 2013. 

For the first five months of 2014, the Company flew 42.7 billion RPMs, compared to 41.8 billion RPMs flown for the same period in 2013, an increase of 2.0 percent.  Year-to-date ASMs decreased 1.1 percent to 52.9 billion from 53.4 billion for the same period in 2013.  The year-to-date load factor was 80.7 percent, compared to 78.3 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.

 

MAY


2014


2013


Change

Revenue passengers carried

9,686,239


9,841,037


(1.6)%

Enplaned passengers

11,933,623


12,042,511


(0.9)%

Revenue passenger miles (000s)

9,404,596


9,347,439


0.6%

Available seat miles (000s)

11,235,662


11,410,078


(1.5)%

Load factor

83.7%


81.9%


1.8 pts.

Average length of haul

971


950


2.2%

Trips flown

109,257


115,711


(5.6)%

 

YEAR-TO-DATE


2014


2013


Change

Revenue passengers carried

44,142,298


44,254,407


(0.3)%

Enplaned passengers

54,088,928


54,003,898


0.2%

Revenue passenger miles (000s)

42,678,377


41,840,077


2.0%

Available seat miles (000s)

52,877,898


53,444,633


(1.1)%

Load factor

80.7%


78.3%


  2.4 pts.

Average length of haul

967


945


2.3%

Trips flown

517,223


548,117


(5.6)%

 


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