Southwest Airlines flew 4.81 billion RPMs in April, up 2.5% over the year-ago period. Capacity climbed 13.2% to 6.96 billion ASMs and load factor declined 7.1 points to 69.1%. For the four months ended April 30, RPMs increased 9.5% to 18.05 billion, ASMs gained 10.9% to 27.19 billion and load factor decreased 0.8 point to 66.4%.

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