8-Sep-2011 12:21 PM

Southwest Airlines Co passenger numbers up in Aug-2011, load factor down

Southwest Airlines Co reports (07-Sep-2011) the following combined traffic highlights for Southwest Airlines and AirTran in Aug-2011:

  • Revenue passenger numbers: 9.5 million, +0.1% year-on-year;
  • Enplaned passengers: 11.9 million, +1.1%;
  • Passenger load factor: 82.6%, -0.2 ppt;
  • Number of flights: 122,046, +1.7%. [more – original PR]

Southwest: “For Aug-2011, passenger revenue per ASM (PRASM) is estimated to have increased approximately 6% as compared to Aug-2010's combined PRASM.” Source: Company statement, 07-Sep-2011.