Southwest Airlines “turned the corner” on unit revenue growth in 2017, edging into positive territory for the full year, and expects RASM momentum to continue in 2018 with 1%-2% year-over-year (YOY) growth in the first quarter, chairman and CEO Gary Kelly said. The 0.1% YOY RASM growth for 2017, including 1.9% RASM growth in the fourth quarter, capped a year in which Southwest earned record net income for the third straight year and reported a net profit for the 45th consecutive ...

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