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Southwest Airlines Reports October Traffic

DALLAS, Nov. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) (the "Company") today reported its October and year-to-date 2018 preliminary traffic statistics.

The Company flew 11.3 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in October 2018, an increase of 6.0 percent from the 10.7 billion RPMs flown in October 2017. Available seat miles (ASMs) increased 7.7 percent to 13.4 billion in October 2018, compared with October 2017 ASMs of 12.4 billion. The October 2018 load factor was 84.5 percent, compared with 85.8 percent in October 2017.

This release, as well as past news releases about Southwest Airlines Co., is available online at Southwest.com.

Southwest Airlines Co.

Preliminary Comparative Traffic Statistics








OCTOBER


2018


2017


Change

Revenue passengers carried

11,572,256


11,217,905


3.2%

Enplaned passengers

14,074,599


13,501,569


4.2%

Revenue passenger miles (000s)

11,320,618


10,679,120


6.0%

Available seat miles (000s)

13,403,878


12,441,062


7.7%

Load factor

84.5%


85.8%


(1.3) pts.

Average length of haul

978


952


2.7%

Trips flown

116,817


112,049


4.3%








YEAR-TO-DATE


2018


2017


Change

Revenue passengers carried

112,030,295


107,779,094


3.9%

Enplaned passengers

135,972,992


130,749,903


4.0%

Revenue passenger miles (000s)

110,926,956


107,530,702


3.2%

Available seat miles (000s)

132,832,134


128,365,320


3.5%

Load factor

83.5%


83.8%


(0.3) pts.

Average length of haul

990


998


(0.8)%

Trips flown

1,144,516


1,122,752


1.9%

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