September marked the sixth straight month that Southwest Airlines saw capacity growth outpace revenue passenger-miles (RPMs), suggesting supposed short-term challenges that dragged down mid-year performance may be lingering, even as its revenue outlook remains solid. The Dallas-based carrier increased its year-over-year ASMs by 6.8% last month, while RPMs grew 5.3%, it said Oct. 5. The September gap helped push year-to-date ASM growth past the RPM increase, 3.0%-2.8%. Southwest’s ...

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