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SOUTHWEST AIRLINES REPORTS OCTOBER TRAFFIC UP 22.7 PERCENT

 DALLAS, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines Co. announced today that its October 1993 traffic increased 22.7 percent to 1,518.3 million revenue passenger miles (RPMs) from the 1992 level of 1,237.4 million RPMs. Available seat miles (ASMs) increased 15.9 percent to 2,232.3 million from the October 1992 level of 1,926.2 million. The load factor for the month was 68.0 percent, up 3.8 points from last year's load factor of 64.2 percent.
 For the first 10 months of 1993, Southwest flew 13,956.4 million RPMs, compared with 11,476.4 million RPMs recorded for the same period in 1992, an increase of 21.6 percent. Available seat miles increased 15.9 percent to 20,506.9 million from the 1992 year-to-date level of 17,691.8 million. The 1993 year-to-date load factor was 68.1 percent, compared to 64.9 percent for the same period last year, an increase of 3.2 points.
 SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO.
 Comparative Traffic Statistics
 October 1993
 October Percent
 1993 1992 Change
 Revenue passengers carried 3,085,305 2,517,414 22.6 pct.
 Revenue passenger miles 1,518,326,599 1,237,390,765 22.7 pct.
 Available seat miles 2,232,250,831 1,926,179,219 15.9 pct.
 Load factor 68.0 pct. 64.2 pct. 3.8 pts
 Average length of haul 492 492 --
 Trips flown 45,704 39,071 17.0 pct.
 Year-To-Date Percent
 1993 1992 Change
 Revenue passengers carried 27,838,145 23,175,928 20.1 pct.
 Revenue passenger miles 13,956,374,614 11,476,375,831 21.6 pct.
 Available seat miles 20,506,925,753 17,691,775,008 15.9 pct.
 Load factor 68.1 pct. 64.9 pct. 3.2 pts.
 Average length of haul 501 495 1.2 pct.
 Trips flown 420,218 363,833 15.5 pct.
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