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July traffic figures reported by Southwest Airlines

5th August 2009 - 10:38 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Southwest Airlines has released preliminary comparative traffic statistics for July 2009.

The airline flew 7,240,727,000 revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in July 2009, a 5.2% increase from the 6,885,268,000 RPMs flown in July 2008. Available seat miles (ASMs) decreased by 3.6% to  8,703,631,000 from the July 2008 figure of 9,028,366,000.

The load factor for the month was 83.2%, 6.9 percentage points up on the 76.3% for the same period last year. Passengers carried during the month dropped by 0.1% to 8,076,252 from last July's 8,067,035.

For July 2009, passenger revenue per ASM (RASM) is estimated to have decreased in the
five to six percent range as compared to July 2008.

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