10-Oct-2011 1:07 PM

Southwest Airlines announces healthy Sep-2011 PRASM increase

Southwest Airlines announced (10-Oct-2011) the following traffic highlights in Sep-2011:

  • Passenger numbers: 8.5 million, +2.5% year-on-year;
  • Enplaned passengers: 10.5 million, +3.8%;
  • Passenger load factor: 77.8%, +2.3 ppts;
  • Average sector length: 928, +3.8%. [more - original PR]

Southwest: "For September 2011, passenger revenue per ASM (PRASM) is estimated to have increased approximately 12 percent as compared to September 2010's combined PRASM," Company statement. Source: Southwest, 07-Oct-2011.