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Southwest Airlines Reports 8.4% Increase in Traffic for April 2017 with 84.0% Load Factor

Southwest Airlines Reports 8.4% Increase in Traffic for April 2017 with 84.0% Load Factor

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DALLAS – Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) reported its April and year-to-date preliminary traffic statistics.
The Company flew 11.2 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in April 2017, an increase of 8.4 percent from the 10.4 billion RPMs flown in April 2016. Available seat miles (ASMs) increased 7.6 percent to 13.4 billion in April 2017, compared with April 2016 ASMs of 12.4 billion. The April 2017 load factor was a record for the month of April at 84.0 percent, compared with 83.4 percent in April 2016.

 

Based on these results and current trends, the Company continues to expect its second quarter 2017 operating revenue per ASM (RASM) to increase in the one to two percent range, as compared with second quarter 2016. Read more

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