Southwest Airlines flew 5.51 billion RPMs in December, a 10.3% increase over the year-ago month. Capacity was up 8.3% to 7.99 billion ASMs and load factor rose 1.3 points to 68.9%. US Airways Group flew 5.09 billion consolidated RPMs in December, up 4.8% from the year-ago month. Capacity inched up 0.4% to 6.75 billion ASMs and load factor rose 3.2 points to 75.4%. Domestic RPMs climbed 4.4% to 4.29 billion and capacity was level at 5.68 billion ASMs. International traffic was ahead 6.9% to ...

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