Thursday, 11 January 2018

Southwest Airlines Reports December Traffic

 Southwest Airlines reported its December, fourth quarter, and total year 2017 preliminary traffic statistics, earlier this week.

The Company flew 10.7 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in December 2017, an increase of 2.6 percent from the 10.4 billion RPMs flown in December 2016. Available seat miles (ASMs) increased 1.8 percent to 12.9 billion in December 2017, compared with December 2016 ASMs of 12.6 billion. The December 2017 load factor was a record for the month of December at 83.3 percent, compared with 82.6 percent in December 2016. Based on these results, the Company continues to estimate its fourth quarter 2017 operating revenue per ASM (RASM) will increase in the one to two percent range, as compared with fourth quarter 2016.




Southwest Airlines Co.
Preliminary Comparative Traffic Statistics






DECEMBER

2017

2016

Change
Revenue passengers carried
11,077,369

10,561,159

4.9%
Enplaned passengers
13,344,173

12,845,248

3.9%
Revenue passenger miles (000s)
10,713,293

10,445,407

2.6%
Available seat miles (000s)
12,868,065

12,645,787

1.8%
Load factor
83.3%

82.6%

0.7 pts.
Average length of haul
967

989

(2.2)%
Trips flown
113,451

111,765

1.5%







FOURTH QUARTER

2017

2016

Change
Revenue passengers carried
33,695,001

32,006,767

5.3%
Enplaned passengers
40,428,884

38,779,938

4.3%
Revenue passenger miles (000s)
32,189,839

31,366,176

2.6%
Available seat miles (000s)
37,886,814

37,147,109

2.0%
Load factor
85.0%

84.4%

0.6 pts.
Average length of haul
955

980

(2.6)%
Trips flown
337,190

329,740

2.3%







TOTAL YEAR

2017

2016

Change
Revenue passengers carried
130,256,190

124,719,765

4.4%
Enplaned passengers
157,677,218

151,740,357

3.9%
Revenue passenger miles (000s)
129,041,420

124,797,986

3.4%
Available seat miles (000s)
153,811,072

148,522,051

3.6%
Load factor
83.9%

84.0%

(0.1) pts.
Average length of haul
991

1,001

(1.0)%
Trips flown
1,347,893

1,311,149

2.8%
SW-T


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