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Southwest Airlines Reports June Traffic

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DALLAS, July 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) announced today that the Company flew 10.8 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in June 2015, a 6.9 percent increase from the 10.1 billion RPMs flown in June 2014. Available seat miles (ASMs) increased 6.7 percent to 12.5 billion in June 2015, compared with the June 2014 level of 11.7 billion. The June 2015 load factor was a record for the month of June at 86.2 percent, compared with 86.1 percent in June 2014.

For the second quarter of 2015, the Company flew 30.9 billion RPMs, compared with 28.6 billion RPMs flown for the same period in 2014, an increase of 7.9 percent. Second quarter 2015 ASMs increased 7.0 percent to a level of 36.5 billion, compared with second quarter 2014 ASMs of 34.1 billion. The second quarter 2015 load factor was a record 84.6 percent, compared with 83.9 percent for the same period in 2014. The Company continues to expect its second quarter 2015 passenger revenue per ASM (PRASM) to decease in the 4.0 to 5.0 percent range, compared with second quarter 2014.

For the first half of 2015, the Company flew 56.7 billion RPMs, compared with 52.7 billion RPMs flown for the same period in 2014, an increase of 7.5 percent. Year-to-date 2015 ASMs increased 6.5 percent to a level of 68.8 billion, compared with the 64.6 billion for the same period in 2014. The year-to-date 2015 load factor was a record 82.5 percent, compared with 81.7 percent for the same period in 2014.

This release, as well as past news releases about Southwest Airlines Co., is available online at Southwest.com.           

Southwest Airlines Co.

Preliminary Comparative Traffic Statistics


JUNE


2015


2014


Change

Revenue passengers carried

10,520,004


10,068,625


4.5%

Enplaned passengers

12,908,502


12,357,793


4.5%

Revenue passenger miles (000s)

10,757,440


10,066,937


6.9%

Available seat miles (000s)

12,475,838


11,692,896


6.7%

Load factor

86.2%


86.1%


0.1 pts.

Average length of haul

1,023


1,000


2.3%

Trips flown

110,038


109,758


0.3%







SECOND QUARTER


2015


2014


Change

Revenue passengers carried

30,800,742


29,155,114


5.6%

Enplaned passengers

37,670,284


35,790,140


5.3%

Revenue passenger miles (000s)

30,858,381


28,589,997


7.9%

Available seat miles (000s)

36,476,030


34,096,212


7.0%

Load factor

84.6%


83.9%


0.7 pts.

Average length of haul

1,002


981


2.1%

Trips flown

326,309


327,343


(0.3)%







YEAR-TO-DATE


2015


2014


Change

Revenue passengers carried

57,243,738


54,210,923


5.6%

Enplaned passengers

69,769,242


66,446,721


5.0%

Revenue passenger miles (000s)

56,719,247


52,745,314


7.5%

Available seat miles (000s)

68,773,495


64,570,794


6.5%

Load factor

82.5%


81.7%


0.8 pts.

Average length of haul

991


973


1.8%

Trips flown

622,879


626,981


(0.7)%

 

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SOURCE Southwest Airlines

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