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Southwest Airlines April Traffic Slightly Down After Mid-Month Tragedy

By Southwest Airlines | May 9, 2018

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Southwest Airlines Co. reported its April and year-to-date 2018 preliminary traffic statistics.

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% to 13.6 billion in April 2018, compared with April 2017 ASMs of 13.4 billion. The April 2018 load factor was 82.5%, compared with 84% 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%

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