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Southwest Airlines Reports June Traffic

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DALLAS, July 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) (the "Company") today reported its June, second quarter, and year-to-date preliminary traffic statistics.

The Company flew 11.5 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in June 2016, an increase of 6.8 percent from the 10.8 billion RPMs flown in June 2015. Available seat miles (ASMs) increased 5.4 percent to 13.1 billion in June 2016, compared with June 2015 ASMs of 12.5 billion. The June 2016 load factor was a record for the month of June at 87.4 percent, compared with 86.2 percent in June 2015. The Company continues to estimate its second quarter 2016 operating revenue per ASM (RASM) will increase less than 1.0 percent as compared with second 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







JUNE


2016


2015


Change

Revenue passengers carried

11,119,189


10,520,004


5.7%

Enplaned passengers

13,624,089


12,908,502


5.5%

Revenue passenger miles (000s)

11,489,804


10,757,440


6.8%

Available seat miles (000s)

13,149,697


12,475,838


5.4%

Load factor

87.4%


86.2%


1.2 pts.

Average length of haul

1,033


1,023


1.0%

Trips flown

113,431


110,038


3.1%














SECOND QUARTER


2016


2015


Change

Revenue passengers carried

32,340,969


30,800,742


5.0%

Enplaned passengers

39,479,241


37,670,284


4.8%

Revenue passenger miles (000s)

32,707,694


30,858,381


6.0%

Available seat miles (000s)

38,225,282


36,476,030


4.8%

Load factor

85.6%


84.6%


1.0 pts.

Average length of haul

1,011


1,002


0.9%

Trips flown

334,452


326,309


2.5%














YEAR-TO-DATE


2016


2015


Change

Revenue passengers carried

60,944,448


57,243,738


6.5%

Enplaned passengers

74,107,682


69,769,242


6.2%

Revenue passenger miles (000s)

61,115,858


56,719,247


7.8%

Available seat miles (000s)

73,493,431


68,773,495


6.9%

Load factor

83.2%


82.5%


0.7 pts.

Average length of haul

1,003


991


1.2%

Trips flown

648,989


622,879


4.2%

 

SW-T

 

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SOURCE Southwest Airlines Co.

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