Southwest Airlines Reports September Traffic

Published on : Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Southwest-AirlinesSouthwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) (the “Company”) today reported its September, third quarter, and year-to-date preliminary traffic statistics.

The Company flew 9.9 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in September 2016, an increase of 7.9 percent from the 9.2 billion RPMs flown in September 2015. Available seat miles (ASMs) increased 6.0 percent to 11.8 billion in September 2016, compared with September 2015 ASMs of 11.1 billion.



The September 2016 load factor was a record for the month of September at 84.2 percent, compared with 82.7 percent in September 2015. The Company continues to estimate its third quarter 2016 operating revenue per ASM (RASM) will decline in the 3.5 to 4.5 percent range, as compared with third quarter 2015*, with approximately 0.5 point of the decline resulting from the Company’s July 2016 technology outage.

Source:- Southwest Airlines

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