Southwest Airlines Reports July Traffic

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today that the Company flew 7.0 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in July 2007, an 11.4 percent increase from the 6.3 billion RPMs flown in July 2006.

04.08.07

Available seat miles (ASMs) increased 8.7 percent to 8.7 billion from the July 2006 level of 8.0 billion. The load factor for the month was 81.4 percent, compared to 79.5 percent for the same period last year.
For the seven months ended July 31, 2007, Southwest flew 42.2 billion RPMs, compared to the 39.5 billion RPMs recorded for the same period in 2006, an increase of 6.9 percent.

Available seat miles increased 8.3 percent to 57.3 billion from the 2006 level of 52.9 billion. The year-to-date load factor was 73.6 percent, compared to 74.5 percent for the same period last year.

This release, as well as past news releases on Southwest, are available online at http://www.southwest.com/?src=IR_080207 .

SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO.
PRELIMINARY COMPARATIVE TRAFFIC STATISTICS

JULY

2007 2006 CHANGE

Revenue passengers
carried 8,304,392 7,529,907 10.3%

Enplaned passengers 9,658,995 8,763,788 10.2%

Revenue passenger miles
(000) 7,049,641 6,330,076 11.4%

Available seat miles
(000) 8,655,534 7,962,650 8.7%

Load factor 81.4% 79.5% 1.9 pts.

Average length of haul 849 841 1.0%

Trips flown 100,276 93,310 7.5%



YEAR-TO-DATE

2007 2006 CHANGE

Revenue passengers
carried 51,707,344 48,728,651 6.1%

Enplaned passengers 59,451,492 56,086,130 6.0%

Revenue passenger miles
(000) 42,177,481 39,454,421 6.9%

Available seat miles
(000) 57,316,586 52,926,092 8.3%

Load factor 73.6% 74.5% (0.9)pts.

Average length of haul 816 810 0.7%

Trips flown 667,823 626,706 6.6%


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