AirTran Airways Reports April Traffic
ORLANDO, Fla. (May 6, 2011) â AirTran Airways, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Southwest Airlines, Co. (NYSE: LUV) today reported traffic for the month of April*. The airline reported that revenue passenger miles (RPMs) were up 7.8 percent from the same period in 2010, while available seat miles (ASMs) grew by 9.3 percent.
For April 2011, traffic grew to more than 1.7 billion RPMs, which is a record for the month of April. The airline's load factor in April 2011 was 80.8 percent, a 1.1 percentage point decrease from the same period last year.
|April 2011||April 2010||Change|
|Revenue Passenger Miles (000)||1,763,254||1,636,226||7.8 percent|
|Available Seat Miles (000)||2,182,521||1,996,874||9.3 percent|
|Load Factor||80.8 percent||81.9 percent||-1.1 points|
|Passengers Enplaned||2,129,182||2,077,400||2.5 percent|
|Y-T-D 2011||Y-T-D 2010||Change|
|Revenue Passenger Miles (000)||6,293,699||6,027,028||4.4 percent|
|Available Seat Miles (000)||7,954,297||7,681,334||3.6 percent|
|Load Factor||79.1 percent||78.5 percent||0.6 points|
|Passengers Enplaned||7,733,903||7,603,808||1.7 percent|
*AirTran Airways, Inc., became a wholly owned subsidiary of Southwest Airlines Co. as of May 2, 2011. The traffic results reported in this release will not be included in the consolidated 2011 traffic results to be reported by Southwest Airlines Co.
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