Southwest Airlines Reports January Traffic

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Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today that the Company flew 7.3 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in January 2013, a 1.7 percent decrease from the 7.4 billion RPMs flown in January 2012.  Available seat miles (ASMs) increased 0.5 percent to 10.0 billion from the January 2012 level of 9.9 billion.  The January 2013 load factor was 72.7 percent, compared to 74.3 percent in January 2012.  For January 2013, passenger revenue per ASM (PRASM) is estimated to have increased approximately two percent compared to January 2012.

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SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO.

PRELIMINARY COMPARATIVE TRAFFIC STATISTICS             
























JANUARY










2013


2012


CHANGE















Revenue passengers carried 


7,684,827


7,988,191


(3.8)%








Enplaned passengers


9,428,482


9,772,932


(3.5)%








Revenue passenger miles (000)


7,254,374


7,379,990


(1.7)%








Available seat miles (000)


9,982,375


9,936,035


0.5 %








Load factor


72.7%


74.3%


 (1.6) pts 








Average length of haul


944


924


2.2 %








Trips flown


105,317


110,004


(4.3)%





























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