Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Southwest traffic stats for May

Southwest Airlines reported its May and year-to-date 2018 preliminary traffic statistics this week and showed that the airline flew 11.7 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in May 2018, an increase of 4.2 percent from the 11.2 billion RPMs flown in May 2017. Available seat miles (ASMs) increased 5.2 percent to 13.8 billion in May 2018, compared with May 2017 ASMs of 13.2 billion. The May 2018 load factor was 84.6 percent, compared with 85.4 percent in May 2017.



Southwest Airlines Co.
Preliminary Comparative Traffic Statistics






MAY

2018

2017

Change
Revenue passengers carried
11,878,257

11,269,941

5.4%
Enplaned passengers
14,432,274

13,706,047

5.3%
Revenue passenger miles (000s)
11,705,631

11,232,347

4.2%
Available seat miles (000s)
13,840,883

13,157,810

5.2%
Load factor
84.6%

85.4%

(0.8) pts.
Average length of haul
985

997

(1.2)%
Trips flown
119,025

115,703

2.9%







YEAR-TO-DATE

2018

2017

Change
Revenue passengers carried
54,609,847

51,902,833

5.2%
Enplaned passengers
65,756,951

62,745,062

4.8%
Revenue passenger miles (000s)
53,347,233

51,803,372

3.0%
Available seat miles (000s)
64,778,026

63,227,506

2.5%
Load factor
82.4%

81.9%

0.5 pts.
Average length of haul
977

998

(2.1)%
Trips flown
561,606

552,018

1.7%
SW-T
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