Thursday, 8 November 2018

Southwest Airlines Co has reported a slight drop in load factors for the month of October as it published its latest results.

The October 2018 load factor was 84.5% compared with 85.8% in October 2017, the Company flew 11.3 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) during last month, which is up 6% from the same month last year.  Available seat miles (ASMs) increased 7.7 % to 13.4 billion in October 2018. 

 The airline has also recently introduced new routes and schedules from a number of cities, including in California, where, by the end of the month the airline will offer up to 98 departures a day to more than two dozen destinations across the United States and Mexico.





Southwest Airlines Co.
Preliminary Comparative Traffic Statistics







OCTOBER

2018

2017

Change
Revenue passengers carried
11,572,256

11,217,905

3.2%
Enplaned passengers
14,074,599

13,501,569

4.2%
Revenue passenger miles (000s)
11,320,618

10,679,120

6.0%
Available seat miles (000s)
13,403,878

12,441,062

7.7%
Load factor
84.5%

85.8%

(1.3) pts.
Average length of haul
978

952

2.7%
Trips flown
116,817

112,049

4.3%







YEAR-TO-DATE

2018

2017

Change
Revenue passengers carried
112,030,295

107,779,094

3.9%
Enplaned passengers
135,972,992

130,749,903

4.0%
Revenue passenger miles (000s)
110,926,956

107,530,702

3.2%
Available seat miles (000s)
132,832,134

128,365,320

3.5%
Load factor
83.5%

83.8%

(0.3) pts.
Average length of haul
990

998

(0.8)%
Trips flown
1,144,516

1,122,752

1.9%
SW-T


SOURCE Southwest Airlines Co.
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