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Southwest Airlines forecasts revenue softness in 2Q2009


Southwest Airlines stated its fuel expenses in 2Q2009 are currently being offset "almost dollar-for-dollar" by a decline in revenue, and has forecast revenue softness will persist during the period, due to the global financial downturn and the swine flu outbreak. [1340 words]

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  • Reports fall in traffic again in May-2009 after promising results in Apr-2009
  • Establishing new sources of revenue
  • WestJet codeshare delayed
  • Union rejects tentative agreement
  • Cancels services from Norfolk
  • Implements Seabury Airline Performance Analysis System
  • Revamps mobile site

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  • Southwest monthly passenger traffic (millions) and load factor (%): 12 months to 30-Apr-08 vs 12 months to 30-Apr-09
  • Norfolk International Airport capacity share by carrier (week commencing 08-Jun-09)
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