Sunday, 10 September 2017

August Increases For Southwest

Southwest Airlines has a good month in August its recently released results show.  The company flew 11.3 billion revenue passenger miles in August 2017, an increase of 5.3% percent from the 10.7 billion RPMs flown in August 2016. Available seat miles (ASMs) increased 4.9% percent to 13.3 billion in August 2017, compared with August 2016 ASMs of 12.7 billion.


The August 2017 load factor was 84.9% percent, compared with 84.6% percent in August 2016.   However, based on these results and the effects of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma the airline is predicting that operating profit for the quarter will either be stable or slightly lower than last year.



Southwest Airlines Co.
Preliminary Comparative Traffic Statistics







AUGUST

2017

2016

Change
Revenue passengers carried
11,208,623

10,507,186

6.7%
Enplaned passengers
13,656,895

12,919,768

5.7%
Revenue passenger miles (000s)
11,276,636

10,711,587

5.3%
Available seat miles (000s)
13,281,164

12,665,121

4.9%
Load factor
84.9%

84.6%

0.3 pts.
Average length of haul
1,006

1,019

(1.3)%
Trips flown
115,837

112,266

3.2%







YEAR-TO-DATE

2017

2016

Change
Revenue passengers carried
86,668,224

82,564,316

5.0%
Enplaned passengers
105,323,230

100,657,455

4.6%
Revenue passenger miles (000s)
87,361,958

83,493,201

4.6%
Available seat miles (000s)
104,313,463

99,577,670

4.8%
Load factor
83.7%

83.8%

(0.1) pts.
Average length of haul
1,008

1,011

(0.3)%
Trips flown
906,324

875,874

3.5%









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