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Southwest Airlines Reports October 2018 Traffic

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Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today reported its October and year-to-date 2018 preliminary traffic statistics.

The Company flew 11.3 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in October 2018, an increase of 6.0 percent from the 10.7 billion RPMs flown in October 2017. Available seat miles (ASMs) increased 7.7 percent to 13.4 billion in October 2018, compared with October 2017 ASMs of 12.4 billion. The October 2018 load factor was 84.5 percent, compared with 85.8 percent in October 2017.

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Preliminary Comparative Traffic Statistics

OCTOBER

2018

2017

Change

Revenue passengers carried

11,572,256

11,217,905

3.2%

Enplaned passengers

14,074,599

13,501,569

4.2%

Revenue passenger miles (000s)

11,320,618

10,679,120

6.0%

Available seat miles (000s)

13,403,878

12,441,062

7.7%

Load factor

84.5%

85.8%

(1.3) pts.

Average length of haul

978

952

2.7%

Trips flown

116,817

112,049

4.3%

YEAR-TO-DATE

2018

2017

Change

Revenue passengers carried

112,030,295

107,779,094

3.9%

Enplaned passengers

135,972,992

130,749,903

4.0%

Revenue passenger miles (000s)

110,926,956

107,530,702

3.2%

Available seat miles (000s)

132,832,134

128,365,320

3.5%

Load factor

83.5%

83.8%

(0.3) pts.

Average length of haul

990

998

(0.8)%

Trips flown

1,144,516

1,122,752

1.9%



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