Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Southwest Airlines Reports April Traffic

Southwest Airlines reported its April and year-to-date 2018 preliminary traffic statistics earlier this week, indicating the company flew 11.2 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in April 2018, a slight decrease from the 11.2 billion RPMs flown in April 2017. Available seat miles (ASMs) increased 1.5 percent to 13.6 billion in April 2018, compared with April 2017 ASMs of 13.4 billion. The April 2018 load factor was 82.5 percent, compared with 84.0 percent in April 2017.
Southwest Airlines Co.
Preliminary Comparative Traffic Statistics






APRIL

2018

2017

Change
Revenue passengers carried
11,399,453

11,094,102

2.8%
Enplaned passengers
13,781,577

13,460,665

2.4%
Revenue passenger miles (000s)
11,202,109

11,230,367

(0.3)%
Available seat miles (000s)
13,570,674

13,369,826

1.5%
Load factor
82.5%

84.0%

(1.5) pts.
Average length of haul
983

1,012

(2.9)%
Trips flown
116,365

114,525

1.6%







YEAR-TO-DATE

2018

2017

Change
Revenue passengers carried
42,731,590

40,632,892

5.2%
Enplaned passengers
51,324,677

49,039,015

4.7%
Revenue passenger miles (000s)
41,641,601

40,571,025

2.6%
Available seat miles (000s)
50,937,142

50,069,696

1.7%
Load factor
81.8%

81.0%

0.8 pts.
Average length of haul
974

998

(2.4)%
Trips flown
442,581

436,315

1.4%
SW-T

SOURCE Southwest Airlines Co.
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