10-Jan-2012 12:41 PM

Southwest Airlines passenger numbers stable in Dec-2011; 110 million pax in FY2011

Southwest Airlines reports (09-Jan-2012) the following combined traffic highlights for Southwest Airlines and AirTran:

  • Dec-2011:
    • Revenue passenger numbers: 8.9 million, +0.4% year-on-year;
    • Enplaned passengers: 10.9 million, -0.3%;
    • Passenger load factor: 78.4%, -1.7 ppts;
  • 12 months ended Dec-2011:
    • Revenue passenger numbers: 110.1 million, +2.4%;
    • Enplaned passengers: 135.3 million, +3.3%;
    • Passenger load factor: 80.8%, +1.1 ppts. [more – original PR]

Southwest: “For December 2011, passenger revenue per ASM (PRASM) is estimated to have increased in the seven to eight percent range as compared to December 2010's combined PRASM.” Source: Company statement, 09-Jan-2012.

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