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Southwest Airlines Reports September 2018 Traffic

Southwest Airlines

 Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) on Friday reported its September, third quarter, and year-to-date 2018 preliminary traffic statistics.

The Company flew 10.0 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in September 2018, an increase of 5.3 percent from the 9.5 billion RPMs flown in September 2017. Available seat miles (ASMs) increased 6.8 percent to 12.4 billion in September 2018, compared with September 2017 ASMs of 11.6 billion. The September 2018 load factor was 80.5 percent, compared with 81.7 percent in September 2017.

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Preliminary Comparative Traffic Statistics

SEPTEMBER

2018

2017

Change

Revenue passengers carried

10,272,958

9,892,965

3.8%

Enplaned passengers

12,496,426

11,925,104

4.8%

Revenue passenger miles (000s)

9,988,974

9,489,624

5.3%

Available seat miles (000s)

12,405,345

11,610,795

6.8%

Load factor

80.5%

81.7%

(1.2) pts.

Average length of haul

972

959

1.4%

Trips flown

108,653

104,379

4.1%

THIRD QUARTER

2018

2017

Change

Revenue passengers carried

33,860,286

33,029,537

2.5%

Enplaned passengers

41,424,418

40,232,993

3.0%

Revenue passenger miles (000s)

34,024,307

33,128,227

2.7%

Available seat miles (000s)

40,569,507

39,053,164

3.9%

Load factor

83.9%

84.8%

(0.9) pts.

Average length of haul

1,005

1,003

0.2%

Trips flown

347,555

341,086

1.9%

YEAR-TO-DATE

2018

2017

Change

Revenue passengers carried

100,458,039

96,561,189

4.0%

Enplaned passengers

121,898,393

117,248,334

4.0%

Revenue passenger miles (000s)

99,606,339

96,851,582

2.8%

Available seat miles (000s)

119,428,256

115,924,258

3.0%

Load factor

83.4%

83.5%

(0.1) pts.

Average length of haul

992

1,003

(1.1)%

Trips flown

1,027,699

1,010,703

1.7%



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