Southwest reports September traffic data

Southwest Airlines has reported its preliminary traffic figures for September 2013.

The company flew 7,862,610,000 revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in September 2013, a 1.3% increase from the 7,762,368,000 RPMs flown in September 2012. Available seat miles (ASMs) increased by 1.2% to 10,202,976,000 from the September 2012 level of 10,083,786,000.

The September 2013 load factor was 77.1%, compared with 77.0% in September 2012. The company carried 8,153,541 revenue passengers during September compared with 8,366,174 last September, a decrease of 2.5%.

For September 2013, passenger revenue per ASM (PRASM) is estimated to have increased in the 7%-8% range compared with September 2012.

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