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Southwest Airlines reports January traffic

4th February 2009 - 15:19 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Southwest Airlines has announced that it flew 5.1 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in January 2009, a 6.4% decrease from the 5.5 billion RPMs flown in January 2008. Available seat miles (ASMs) decreased by 4.4% to 8.2 billion from the January 2008 level of 8.5 billion.

Total passengers carried passengers numbered 6,993,566, an 8.6% decrease on January 2008’s figure of 7,654,337. The load factor for the month was 62.8%, compared with 64.2% for the same period last year.

For January 2009, passenger revenue per ASM is estimated to have increased in the six percent range compared to January 2008.

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