Southwest Airlines Reports June Traffic


09 Jul 2010 [10:08h]     Bookmark and Share




Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today that the Company flew 7.1 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in June 2010, a 5.0 percent increase from the 6.7 billion RPMs flown in June 2009.

 

DALLAS – Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today that the Company flew 7.1 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in June 2010, a 5.0 percent increase from the 6.7 billion RPMs flown in June 2009. Available seat miles (ASMs) increased 1.9 percent to 8.6 billion from the June 2009 level of 8.5 billion. The load factor for the month was 81.9 percent, compared to 79.5 percent for the same period last year. For June 2010, passenger revenue per ASM is estimated to have increased in the 24 percent range as compared to June 2009.

For the second quarter 2010, Southwest flew 20.2 billion RPMs, compared to the 19.7 billion RPMs flown for the same period in 2009, an increase of 2.7 percent. Available seat miles decreased 0.3 percent to 25.5 billion from the second quarter 2009 level of 25.6 billion. The second quarter 2010 load factor was 79.3 percent, compared to 77.0 percent for the same period last year.

For the first half of 2010, Southwest flew 37.4 billion RPMs, compared to the 36.6 billion RPMs flown for the same period in 2009, an increase of 2.2 percent. Available seat miles decreased 3.3 percent to 48.1 billion from the 2009 level of 49.7 billion. The year-to-date load factor was 77.7 percent, compared to 73.6 percent for the same period last year.

This release, as well as past news releases on Southwest, are available online at southwest.com.

                        SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO.
PRELIMINARY COMPARATIVE TRAFFIC STATISTICS


                                                     JUNE
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2010 2009 CHANGE
---- ---- ------


Revenue passengers carried 7,914,269 7,658,376 3.3 %

Enplaned passengers 9,562,142 9,005,109 6.2 %

Revenue passenger miles
(000) 7,066,096 6,731,254 5.0 %

Available seat miles (000) 8,627,117 8,464,466 1.9 %

Load factor 81.9% 79.5% 2.4 pts.

Average length of haul 893 879 1.6 %

Trips flown 96,753 95,843 0.9 %



SECOND QUARTER
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2010 2009 CHANGE
---- ---- ------


Revenue passengers carried 23,047,545 22,676,171 1.6 %

Enplaned passengers 27,554,201 26,505,438 4.0 %

Revenue passenger miles
(000) 20,206,229 19,683,479 2.7 %

Available seat miles (000) 25,471,845 25,552,927 (0.3)%

Load factor 79.3% 77.0% 2.3 pts.

Average length of haul 877 868 1.0 %

Trips flown 287,222 289,573 (0.8)%



YEAR-TO-DATE
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2010 2009 CHANGE
---- ---- ------


Revenue passengers carried 43,024,380 42,435,861 1.4 %

Enplaned passengers 51,248,665 49,555,428 3.4 %

Revenue passenger miles
(000) 37,367,943 36,575,108 2.2 %

Available seat miles (000) 48,091,305 49,724,602 (3.3)%

Load factor 77.7% 73.6% 4.1 pts.

Average length of haul 869 862 0.8%

Trips flown 549,114 568,708 (3.4)%








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