Southwest Airlines Reports July Traffic, Lowercur scratches his head

canyonblue

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Lowecur post from months ago.......................


Luv Lf Trend Continues Down
This has to have the powers to be scratching their collective heads. While it looks like most of the other airlines are trending 3-5 pts higher on LFs for May, SWA is trending lower.


Announced today..............................


Southwest Airlines Reports July Traffic
Wednesday August 3, 8:00 am ET

DALLAS, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Southwest Airlines Co. announced today that the Company flew 6.0 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in July 2005, a 14.7 percent increase from the 5.2 billion RPMs flown in July 2004. Available seat miles (ASMs) increased 12.7 percent to 7.4 billion from the July 2004 level of 6.5 billion. The load factor for the month was 80.8 percent, up 1.4 points from last year and the highest monthly load factor in the Company's history.

For the seven months ended July 31, 2005, Southwest flew 34.7 billion RPMs, compared to the 31.3 billion RPMs recorded for the same period in 2004, an increase of 10.7 percent. Available seat miles increased 12.0 percent to 48.9 billion from the 2004 level of 43.7 billion. The year-to-date load factor was 70.8 percent, compared to 71.7 percent for the same period last year.

SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO.
PRELIMINARY COMPARATIVE TRAFFIC STATISTICS

JULY

2005 2004 CHANGE

Revenue passengers carried 7,375,397 6,572,755 12.2 %

Enplaned passengers 8,483,943 7,620,805 11.3 %

Revenue passenger miles (000) 5,959,883 5,196,995 14.7 %

Available seat miles (000) 7,378,415 6,546,384 12.7 %

Load factor 80.8% 79.4% 1.4 pts.

Average length of haul 808 791 2.2 %

Trips flown 88,478 83,697 5.7 %


YEAR-TO-DATE

2005 2004 CHANGE

Revenue passengers carried 44,946,311 41,431,791 8.5 %

Enplaned passengers 51,042,349 47,439,257 7.6 %

Revenue passenger miles (000) 34,678,202 31,315,155 10.7 %

Available seat miles (000) 48,948,943 43,701,499 12.0 %

Load factor 70.8% 71.7% (0.9) pts.

Average length of haul 772 756 2.1 %

Trips flown 595,928 564,552 5.6 %
 

kelbill

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Canyonblue,

sweet post. I know my flights have been doing well. Must be a pain to commute and non-rev though, but I'll take the profits for now.
 

canyonblue

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kelbill said:
I'll take the profits for now.
Me too! But then again the 4th of July fell in July this year.
 

klhoard

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canyonblue said:
Me too! But then again the 4th of July fell in July this year.
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Wow, now THAT is deep, man!!!!!. . . .
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F16TJ

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Enough
Since LowerIQ hasn't shown up yet, let's tell him that Easter fell in July, too!:D
 
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