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Southwest Airlines’ Demand Growth: Enough to Fill Added Capacity?

Ally Schmidt
Southwest Airlines’ Demand Growth: Enough to Fill Added Capacity?

In August, Southwest Airlines’ (LUV) traffic grew 1.3% YoY (year-over-year), which was lower than its capacity growth of 2% YoY for the month. Its traffic growth has been lagging capacity growth for the past five months. From January to March, its traffic growth exceeded capacity growth.