Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV)
announced today that the Company flew 3.6 billion revenue passenger miles
(RPMs) in November 2001, approximately the same RPMs flown in November 2000.
Available seat miles (ASMs) increased 6.9 percent to 5.5 billion from the
November 2000 level of 5.1 billion. The load factor for the month was
65.3 percent, compared to 70.7 percent for the same period last year.
For the eleven months ended November 30, 2001, Southwest flew 40.9 billion
RPMs, compared to the 38.7 billion RPMs recorded for the same period of 2000,
an increase of 5.8 percent. Available seat miles increased 9.5 percent to
59.8 billion from the 2000 level of 54.6 billion. The year-to-date load
factor was 68.5 percent, compared to 70.9 percent for the same period last