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Southwest Airlines

October 10, 2011 by staff 

Southwest AirlinesSouthwest Airlines, Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) has reported September 2011 traffic results combined from Southwest Airlines and AirTran. AirTran became a wholly owned subsidiary of Southwest Airlines Co. (“Company”) on May 2, 2011. For comparability purposes, the Company is offering traffic combined results of Southwest Airlines and AirTran for periods prior to the date of acquisition.

The company flew passenger 7900000000 miles (RPMs) in September 2011, compared to 7.5 billion RPMs flown in September combined 2010, an increase of 6.4 percent. Available seat mile (ASM) increased 3.2 percent to $ 10.2 million in 2010 theSeptember combined level of $ 9.9 million. The load factor in September 2011 was 77.8 percent, compared to the combined load factor of 75.5 percent in September 2010. September 2011, revenue per passenger per ASM (PRASM) is estimated to have risen about 12 percent compared to September 2010? S PRASM combined.

For the third quarter of 2011, the company flew 27.3 billion RPMs, compared to 25.9 million RPMs flown combined during the same period in 2010, an increase of 5.3 percent. Third quarter of 2011 increased by 4.7 percent of ASM to $ 33.3 million, compared to the combined level of $ 31.8 million for the same period in 2010. The third quarter 2011 load factor was 82.0 percent, compared to the combined load factor of 81.5 percent over the same period in 2010.

For the first nine months of 2011, the company flew 78.7 billion RPMs combined, compared to 72.9 billion RPMs flown combined during the same period in 2010, an increase of 8.0 percent. The combination of years from the date of ASM increased 5.9 percent to 97.2 million, compared to the combined level of $ 91.8 million for the same period in 2010. The combination of year-to-date load factor was 80.9 percent, compared to the combined load factor of 79.4 percent over the same period in 2010.

This release and previous press releases on Southwest Airlines Co., is available online at southwest.com.

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