Southwest Airlines Performance

Southwest Airlines Reports November 2018 Traffic

Southwest Airlines

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

The Company flew 11.3 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in November 2018, an increase of 4.9 percent from the 10.8 billion RPMs flown in November 2017. Available seat miles (ASMs) increased 6.5 percent to 13.4 billion in November 2018, compared with November 2017 ASMs of 12.6 billion. The November 2018 load factor was 84.5 percent, compared with 85.8 percent in November 2017.

Southwest Airlines Co.

Preliminary Comparative Traffic Statistics

NOVEMBER

2018

2017

Change

Revenue passengers carried

11,648,833

11,399,727

2.2%

Enplaned passengers

14,013,219

13,583,142

3.2%

Revenue passenger miles (000s)

11,325,998

10,797,426

4.9%

Available seat miles (000s)

13,399,165

12,577,687

6.5%

Load factor

84.5%

85.8%

(1.3) pts.

Average length of haul

972

947

2.6%

Trips flown

114,725

111,690

2.7%

YEAR-TO-DATE

2018

2017

Change

Revenue passengers carried

123,679,128

119,178,821

3.8%

Enplaned passengers

149,986,211

144,333,045

3.9%

Revenue passenger miles (000s)

122,252,955

118,328,128

3.3%

Available seat miles (000s)

146,231,299

140,943,008

3.8%

Load factor

83.6%

84.0%

(0.4) pts.

Average length of haul

988

993

(0.5)%

Trips flown

1,259,241

1,234,442

2.0%



Logos, product and company names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.