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Southwest Airlines Reports March Traffic

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DALLAS, April 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) (the "Company") today reported its March and first quarter preliminary traffic statistics.

The Company flew 10.9 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in March 2016, an increase of 6.2 percent from the 10.2 billion RPMs flown in March 2015. Available seat miles (ASMs) increased 6.1 percent to 12.9 billion in March 2016, compared with March 2015 ASMs of 12.1 billion. The March 2016 load factor was a record for the month of March at 84.6 percent, compared with 84.5 percent in March 2015. The Company continues to estimate its first quarter 2016 operating revenue per ASM (RASM) will be in line with first quarter 2015.

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








MARCH


2016


2015


Change

Revenue passengers carried

10,944,627


10,363,811


5.6%

Enplaned passengers

13,113,439


12,526,974


4.7%

Revenue passenger miles (000s)

10,875,078


10,240,507


6.2%

Available seat miles (000s)

12,852,734


12,113,609


6.1%

Load factor

84.6%


84.5%


0.1 pts.

Average length of haul

994


988


0.6%

Trips flown

113,053


108,763


3.9%








FIRST QUARTER


2016


2015


Change

Revenue passengers carried

28,603,479


26,442,996


8.2%

Enplaned passengers

34,628,441


32,098,958


7.9%

Revenue passenger miles (000s)

28,408,164


25,860,866


9.9%

Available seat miles (000s)

35,268,149


32,297,465


9.2%

Load factor

80.5%


80.1%


0.4 pts.

Average length of haul

993


978


1.5%

Trips flown

314,537


296,570


6.1%

 

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SOURCE Southwest Airlines Co.

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