Southwest Airlines Reports April Traffic


02 Mai 2007 [15:58h]     Bookmark and Share



Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today that the Company flew 5.9 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in April 2007, a 3.3 percent increase from the 5.7 billion RPMs flown in April 2006.

DALLAS — Available seat miles (ASMs) increased 9.6 percent to 8.2 billion from the April 2006 level of 7.5 billion. The load factor for the month was 72.3 percent, compared to 76.7 percent for the same period last year.

For the four months ended April 30, 2007, Southwest flew 22.0 billion RPMs, compared to the 21.0 billion RPMs recorded for the same period of 2006, an increase of 4.8 percent. Available seat miles increased 7.8 percent to 31.9 billion from the 2006 level of 29.6 billion. The year-to-date load factor was 69.1 percent, compared to 71.1 percent for the same period last year.

This release, as well as past news releases on Southwest, are available online at http://www.southwest.com/?src=IR_050207.

                            SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO.
                  PRELIMINARY COMPARATIVE TRAFFIC STATISTICS

                                                        APRIL

                                             2007          2006       CHANGE


        Revenue passengers carried        7,382,832     7,074,152      4.4 %

        Enplaned passengers               8,434,977     8,130,739      3.7 %

        Revenue passenger miles (000)     5,921,988     5,733,553      3.3 %

        Available seat miles (000)        8,189,481     7,470,554      9.6 %

        Load factor                           72.3%         76.7%   (4.4)pts.

        Average length of haul                  802           810     (1.0)%

        Trips flown                          95,668        88,618      8.0 %



                                                     YEAR-TO-DATE

                                             2007          2006       CHANGE


        Revenue passengers carried       27,343,765    26,273,640      4.1 %

        Enplaned passengers              31,338,050    30,146,223      4.0 %

        Revenue passenger miles (000)    22,031,059    21,014,049      4.8 %

        Available seat miles (000)       31,867,856    29,550,012      7.8 %

        Load factor                           69.1%         71.1%   (2.0)pts.

        Average length of haul                  806           800      0.8 %

        Trips flown                         372,568       351,067      6.1 %

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