Southwest Reports 5.2% Increase in Traffic

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Southwest Airlines, the nation’s leading low-cost airline, has reported October and year-to-date traffic statistics.

The Company flew 10.5 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in October 2016, an increase of 5.2 percent from the 10.0 billion RPMs flown in October 2015. Available seat miles (ASMs) increased 5.4 percent to 12.2 billion in October 2016, compared with October 2015 ASMs of 11.6 billion. The October 2016 load factor was 85.7 percent, compared with 85.9 percent in October 2015. Based on these results and current trends, the Company continues to expect its fourth quarter 2016 operating revenue per ASM (RASM) to decline in the 4.0 to 5.0 percent range, as compared with fourth quarter 2015.

Southwest flies from Newark, LaGuardia and Long Island’s Islip airport. Upstate, Southwest serves Albany, Buffalo and Rochester.

Southwest Airlines Co.

Preliminary Comparative Traffic Statistics

OCTOBER

2016

2015

Change

Revenue passengers carried

10,739,011

10,220,937

5.1%

Enplaned passengers

13,014,167

12,527,345

3.9%

Revenue passenger miles (000s)

10,477,910

9,963,747

5.2%

Available seat miles (000s)

12,227,258

11,596,804

5.4%

Load factor

85.7%

85.9%

(0.2) pts.

Average length of haul

976

975

0.1%

Trips flown

109,115

105,690

3.2%

YEAR-TO-DATE

2016

2015

Change

Revenue passengers carried

103,452,009

98,023,694

5.5%

Enplaned passengers

125,974,586

120,062,490

4.9%

Revenue passenger miles (000s)

103,909,720

97,735,654

6.3%

Available seat miles (000s)

123,602,199

116,730,638

5.9%

Load factor

84.1%

83.7%

0.4 pts.

Average length of haul

1,004

997

0.7%

Trips flown

1,090,524

1,053,870

3.5%