Southwest Airlines Reports November Traffic

PRNewswire 7-Dec-2018 6:30 AM

DALLAS, Dec. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) (the "Company") 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.

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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%



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SOURCE Southwest Airlines Co.

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