Southwest Airlines Reports August Traffic

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DALLAS, Sept. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) reported on Wednesday, its August and year-to-date 2018 preliminary traffic statistics.

The Company flew 11.4 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in August 2018, an increase of 1.3 percent from the 11.3 billion RPMs flown in August 2017. Available seat miles (ASMs) increased 2.0 percent to 13.5 billion in August 2018, compared with August 2017 ASMs of 13.3 billion. The August 2018 load factor was 84.3 percent, compared with 84.9 percent in August 2017.