September traffic figures announced by Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines has published its preliminary traffic statistics for September 2015.

The company flew 9,206,955,000 revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in September 2015, an 11.4% increase from the 8,267,245,000 flown in September 2014. Available seat miles (ASMs) were increased by 8.4% to 11,133,628,000 in September 2015, compared with the September 2014’s figure of 10,274,379,000.

The September 2015 load factor of 82.7% was a record for the month of September and was up 2.2 percentage points over the 80.5% achieved in September 2014. The airline carried 9,421,347 revenue passengers in September 2015, compared with 8,638,582 last September, a 9.1% increase.

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