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Southwest Airlines Reports July 2017 Traffic

Southwest Airlines Reports July 2017 Traffic

Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:  LUV) today reported its July and year-to-date preliminary traffic statistics. 

The Company flew 12.4 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in July 2017, an increase of 6.0 percent from the 11.7 billion RPMs flown in July 2016. Available seat miles (ASMs) increased 5.5 percent to 14.2 billion in July 2017, compared with July 2016 ASMs of 13.4 billion. The July 2017 load factor was 87.3 percent, compared with 86.9 percent in July 2016. Based on these results and current trends, the Company continues to expect its third quarter 2017 operating revenue per ASM (RASM) to increase approximately one percent, as compared with third quarter 2016.

Southwest Airlines Co.

Preliminary Comparative Traffic Statistics

JULY

2017

2016

Change

Revenue passengers carried

11,927,949

11,112,682

7.3%

Enplaned passengers

14,650,994

13,630,005

7.5%

Revenue passenger miles (000s)

12,361,968

11,665,756

6.0%

Available seat miles (000s)

14,161,204

13,419,118

5.5%

Load factor

87.3%

86.9%

0.4 pts.

Average length of haul

1,036

1,050

(1.3)%

Trips flown

120,870

114,619

5.5%

YEAR-TO-DATE

2017

2016

Change

Revenue passengers carried

75,459,601

72,057,130

4.7%

Enplaned passengers

91,666,335

87,737,687

4.5%

Revenue passenger miles (000s)

76,085,322

72,781,613

4.5%

Available seat miles (000s)

91,032,299

86,912,549

4.7%

Load factor

83.6%

83.7%

(0.1) pts.

Average length of haul

1,008

1,010

(0.2)%

Trips flown

790,487

763,608

3.5%

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