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Southwest Airlines reports October 2008 traffic

5th November 2008 - 04:29 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today that the Company flew 6.2 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in October 2008, compared to 6.0 billion RPMs flown in October 2007. Available seat miles (ASMs) increased 2.9 percent to 8.8 billion from the October 2007 level of 8.6 billion. The load factor for the month was 70.4 percent, compared to 70.5 percent for October 2007.

For the ten months ended October 31, 2008, Southwest flew 62.4 billion RPMs, compared to 60.8 billion RPMs for the same period in 2007. Available seat miles increased 4.4 percent to 86.6 billion from the 2007 level of 82.9 billion. The year-to-date load factor was 72.1 percent, compared to 73.4 percent for the same period last year.


SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO.
PRELIMINARY COMPARATIVE TRAFFIC STATISTICS

OCTOBER

2008 2007 CHANGE

Revenue passengers carried 7,485,486 7,458,021 0.4%

Enplaned passengers 8,562,483 8,524,011 0.5%

Revenue passenger miles (000) 6,207,500 6,034,221 2.9%

Available seat miles (000) 8,812,152 8,565,012 2.9%

Load factor 70.4% 70.5% (0.1) pts.

Average length of haul 829 809 2.5%

Trips flown 101,224 99,781 1.4%

 

YEAR-TO-DATE

2008 2007 CHANGE

Revenue passengers carried 75,226,662 74,414,339 1.1%

Enplaned passengers 86,508,236 85,559,121 1.1%

Revenue passenger miles (000) 62,434,010 60,847,751 2.6%

Available seat miles (000) 86,627,709 82,942,020 4.4%

Load factor 72.1% 73.4% (1.3) pts.

Average length of haul 830 818 1.5%

Trips flown 999,983 965,110 3.6%

 

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