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Southwest Airlines Reports October 2017 Traffic

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

The Company flew 10.7 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in October 2017, an increase of 1.9 percent from the 10.5 billion RPMs flown in October 2016. Available seat miles (ASMs) increased 1.7 percent to 12.4 billion in October 2017, compared with October 2016 ASMs of 12.2 billion. The October 2017 load factor was 85.8 percent, compared with 85.7 percent in October 2016. Based on these results and current trends, the Company continues to expect its fourth quarter 2017 operating revenue per ASM (RASM) to increase in the range of up slightly to 1.5 percent, as compared with fourth quarter 2016. 

Southwest Airlines Co.

Preliminary Comparative Traffic Statistics

OCTOBER

2017

2016

Change

Revenue passengers carried

11,217,905

10,739,011

4.5%

Enplaned passengers

13,501,569

13,014,167

3.7%

Revenue passenger miles (000s)

10,679,120

10,477,910

1.9%

Available seat miles (000s)

12,441,062

12,227,258

1.7%

Load factor

85.8%

85.7%

0.1 pts.

Average length of haul

952

976

(2.5)%

Trips flown

112,049

109,115

2.7%

YEAR-TO-DATE

2017

2016

Change

Revenue passengers carried

107,779,094

103,452,009

4.2%

Enplaned passengers

130,749,903

125,974,586

3.8%

Revenue passenger miles (000s)

107,530,702

103,909,720

3.5%

Available seat miles (000s)

128,365,320

123,602,199

3.9%

Load factor

83.8%

84.1%

(0.3) pts.

Average length of haul

998

1,004

(0.6)%

Trips flown

1,122,752

1,090,524

3.0%



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