|Southwest aircraft on runway. Photo: Southwest|
[Avionics Today 01-13-2015] Southwest Airlines released its December 2014 traffic alongside full year reports, announcing modest increases across the board. The airline flew 9.2 billion Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs), a 2.8 percent increase from the RPMs flown in December 2013. Available Seat Miles (ASMs) also increased 2.9 percent to 11.2 billion from the level reported during the same period in the previous year.
For the full year of 2014, the company flew 108 billion RPMs, compared with 104.3 billion RPMs flown in full year 2013, an increase of 3.5 percent while full year 2014 ASMs increased .5 percent to 131 billion.