Southwest Airlines: 11.3 billion revenue passenger miles in November 2018

Southwest Airlines reports November traffic

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

The Company flew 11.3 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in November 2018, an increase of 4.9 percent from the 10.8 billion RPMs flown in November 2017. Available seat miles (ASMs) increased 6.5 percent to 13.4 billion in November 2018, compared with November 2017 ASMs of 12.6 billion. The November 2018 load factor was 84.5 percent, compared with 85.8 percent in November 2017.

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Preliminary Comparative Traffic Statistics

NOVEMBER

2018 2017 Change

Revenue passengers carried 11,648,833 11,399,727 2.2%
Enplaned passengers 14,013,219 13,583,142 3.2%
Revenue passenger miles (000s) 11,325,998 10,797,426 4.9%
Available seat miles (000s) 13,399,165 12,577,687 6.5%
Load factor 84.5% 85.8% (1.3) pts.
Average length of haul 972 947 2.6%
Trips flown 114,725 111,690 2.7%

YEAR-TO-DATE

2018 2017 Change
Revenue passengers carried 123,679,128 119,178,821 3.8%
Enplaned passengers 149,986,211 144,333,045 3.9%
Revenue passenger miles (000s) 122,252,955 118,328,128 3.3%
Available seat miles (000s) 146,231,299 140,943,008 3.8%
Load factor 83.6% 84.0% (0.4) pts.
Average length of haul 988 993 (0.5)%
Trips flown 1,259,241 1,234,442 2.0%