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SOUTHWEST AIRLINES REPORTS JULY TRAFFIC

 SOUTHWEST AIRLINES REPORTS JULY TRAFFIC
 DALLAS, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV)


flew 1,275.2 million revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in July 1992, a 24.8 percent increase over the 1,022.1 million RPMs flown in July of last year. Available seat miles (ASMs) increased 18.2 percent to 1,905.8 million from the July 1991 level of 1,612.5 million. The load factor for the month was 66.9 percent, up 3.5 points from last year's load factor of 63.4 percent.
 For the first seven months of 1992, Southwest flew 7,804.8 million RPMs, compared with 6,338.6 million RPMs recorded for the same period in 1991, an increase of 23.1 percent. Available seat miles increased 14.5 percent to 11,996.8 million from the 1991 year-to-date level of 10,474.9 million. The 1992 year-to-date load factor was 65.1 percent, compared to 60.5 percent for the same period last year, an increase of 4.6 points.
 SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO.
 Comparative Traffic Statistics July 1992
 July Percent
 1992 1991 Change
 Revenue passengers
 carried 2,515,636 1,984,228 26.8
 Revenue passenger
 miles 1,275,169,859 1,022,092,294 24.8
 Available seat
 miles 1,905,771,691 1,612,547,583 18.2
 Load factor 66.9 pct. 63.4 pct. 3.5 pts.
 Average length
 of haul 507 515 (1.6) pct.
 Trips flown 38,895 33,527 16.0 pct.
 Year-To-Date
 1992 1991 Pct. Change
 Revenue passengers
 carried, 15,785,028 12,675,081 24.5
 Revenue passenger
 miles 7,804,824,103 6,338,592,331 23.1
 Available seat
 miles 11,996,846,348 10,474,856,397 14.5
 Load Factor 65.1 pct. 60.5 pct. 4.6 pts.
 Average length
 of haul 494 500 (1.2) pct.
 Trips flown 248,391 217,550 14.2 pct.
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