Saturday, 7 April 2018

Southwest Airlines Reports March Traffic

 Southwest Airlines Co. reported its March and first quarter 2018 preliminary traffic statistics yesterday and the company showed a modest increase in the number of passengers carried. 

In total, the carrier flew 11.7 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in March 2018, an increase of 3.7 percent from the 11.3 billion RPMs flown in March 2017. Available seat miles (ASMs) increased 2.4 percent to 13.8 billion in March 2018, compared with March 2017 ASMs of 13.4 billion. The March 2018 load factor of 85.1 percent was a March record, compared with 84.1 percent in March 2017.

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Southwest Airlines Co.
Preliminary Comparative Traffic Statistics






MARCH

2018

2017

Change
Revenue passengers carried
11,949,000

11,293,513

5.8%
Enplaned passengers
14,317,210

13,591,122

5.3%
Revenue passenger miles (000s)
11,718,901

11,300,137

3.7%
Available seat miles (000s)
13,763,684

13,436,867

2.4%
Load factor
85.1%

84.1%

1.0 pts.
Average length of haul
981

1,001

(2.0)%
Trips flown
117,748

116,196

1.3%







FIRST QUARTER

2018

2017

Change
Revenue passengers carried
31,332,137

29,538,790

6.1%
Enplaned passengers
37,543,100

35,578,350

5.5%
Revenue passenger miles (000s)
30,439,493

29,340,658

3.7%
Available seat miles (000s)
37,366,468

36,699,870

1.8%
Load factor
81.5%

79.9%

1.6 pts.
Average length of haul
972

993

(2.1)%
Trips flown
326,216

321,790

1.4%
SW-T

SOURCE Southwest Airlines Co.
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