Southwest Airlines Traffic Up for March
Southwest Airlines announced operational results for March 2014. The airline’s system traffic, capacity, and load factor all increased from the same period of last year.
System traffic for March 2014 was 9.6 billion revenue passenger miles, up 1.6% from 9.4 billion revenue passenger miles in March 2013.
The airline’s capacity also increased by 0.8% to 11.6 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, from 11.5 billion last year.
Southwest’s load factor was 82.7%, an increase of 0.7 percentage points from 82% last year.
The airline estimated that passenger revenue per available seat mile, or Prasm, is up by approximately 1% from March 2013.
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