Southwest Traffic Up for August
Southwest Airlines announced operational results for August 2014.
The airline’s total system traffic was 9.622 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 4.9% from 9.170 billion RPMs in August 2013. System capacity for the month was 11.252 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, a slight decrease of 0.2% from 11.273 billion ASMs last August.
Passenger load factor increased 4.2 percentage points year-over-year, up to 85.5% from 81.3% in the same month last year.
The airline’s passenger revenue per available seat mile, or Prasm, increased by between approximately 5% and 6% year-over-year.
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