Southwest Airlines Reports July Traffic

                   Southwest Airlines Reports July Traffic

PR Newswire

DALLAS, Aug. 7, 2013

DALLAS, Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV)
announced today that the Company flew 10.0 billion revenue passenger miles
(RPMs) in July 2013, a 0.7 percent decrease from the RPMs flown in July 2012.
Available seat miles (ASMs) in July 2013 increased 0.6 percent to 11.9
billion, compared to July 2012. The July 2013 load factor was 83.5 percent,
compared to 84.6 percent in July 2012. For July 2013, passenger revenue per
ASM (PRASM) is estimated to have increased in the four to five percent range
compared to July 2012.

For the first seven months of 2013, the Company flew 61.7 billion RPMs,
compared to 60.9 billion RPMs flown for the same period in 2012, an increase
of 1.2 percent. Year-to-date ASMs increased 1.6 percent to 77.0 billion from
the 2012 level of 75.7 billion. The year-to-date load factor was 80.1
percent, compared to 80.5 percent for the same period in 2012.

This release, as well as past news releases about Southwest Airlines Co., is
available online at southwest.com.



SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO.
PRELIMINARY COMPARATIVE TRAFFIC STATISTICS
                               JULY
                               2013          2012          CHANGE
Revenue passengers carried     9,891,676     10,215,812    (3.2)  %
Enplaned passengers            12,211,777    12,648,746    (3.5)  %
Revenue passenger miles (000)  9,977,171     10,043,520    (0.7)  %
Available seat miles (000)     11,948,656    11,877,774    0.6    %
Load factor                    83.5       %  84.6       %  (1.1) pts
Average length of haul         1,009         983           2.6    %
Trips flown                    117,402       123,184       (4.7)  %
                               YEAR-TO-DATE
                               2013          2012          CHANGE
Revenue passengers carried     64,055,977    64,635,982    (0.9)  %
Enplaned passengers            78,455,181    79,013,319    (0.7)  %
Revenue passenger miles (000)  61,663,420    60,934,885    1.2    %
Available seat miles (000)     76,981,324    75,741,256    1.6    %
Load factor                    80.1       %  80.5       %  (0.4) pts
Average length of haul         963           943           2.1    %
Trips flown                    779,508       809,806       (3.7)  %
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SOURCE Southwest Airlines Co.

Website: http://www.southwest.com
Contact: Investor Relations, (214) 792-4415