Air Traffic USA: Southwest Airlines Reports May Traffic


08 Jun 2010 [06:47h]     Bookmark and Share


Air Traffic USA: Southwest Airlines Reports May Traffic

Air Traffic USA: Southwest Airlines Reports May Traffic


Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today that the Company flew 6.7 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in May 2010, a 3.5 percent increase from the RPMs flown in May 2009.

DALLAS-Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today that the Company flew 6.7 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in May 2010, a 3.5 percent increase from the RPMs flown in May 2009. Available seat miles (ASMs) in May 2010 were essentially flat with May 2009 at 8.6 billion. The load factor for the month was 77.2 percent, compared to 74.6 percent for the same period last year. For May 2010, passenger revenue per ASM is estimated to have increased in the 19 to 20 percent range as compared to May 2009.

For the first five months of 2010, Southwest flew 30.3 billion RPMs, compared to 29.8 billion RPMs for the same period in 2009, an increase of 1.5 percent. Available seat miles decreased 4.4 percent to 39.5 billion from the 2009 level of 41.3 billion. The year-to-date load factor was 76.8 percent, compared to 72.3 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

MAY
---

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


Revenue passengers
carried 7,635,532 7,466,279 2.3 %

Enplaned passengers 9,080,568 8,685,825 4.5 %

Revenue passenger
miles (000) 6,662,712 6,434,369 3.5 %

Available seat miles
(000) 8,629,255 8,624,950 0.0 %

Load factor 77.2% 74.6% 2.6 pts.

Average length of
haul 873 862 1.3 %

Trips flown 96,750 97,273 (0.5)%




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


Revenue passengers
carried 35,107,440 34,777,485 0.9 %

Enplaned passengers 41,686,524 40,550,319 2.8 %

Revenue passenger
miles (000) 30,301,847 29,843,854 1.5 %

Available seat miles
(000) 39,464,189 41,260,136 (4.4)%

Load factor 76.8% 72.3% 4.5 pts.

Average length of
haul 863 858 0.6 %

Trips flown 452,361 472,865 (4.3)%


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Southwest Airlines Co.
Investor Relations, HDQ-6FC
P.O. Box 36611
Dallas, Texas 75235
Telephone:
(214) 792-4000 (Main Switchboard)
(214) 792-4415 (Investor Relations)
(214) 792-4908 (Request Investor Package)







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