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Southwest passenger traffic grows 7.5 percent in August

Southwest Airlines continues to add flights to Dallas Love Field, increasing its network capacity by 7.6 percent in August. (Star-Telegram/Joyce Marshall)
Southwest Airlines continues to add flights to Dallas Love Field, increasing its network capacity by 7.6 percent in August. (Star-Telegram/Joyce Marshall) Star-Telegram

Southwest Airlines said its passenger traffic in August increased 7.5 percent as the airline continued to add capacity to its network with more flights from Dallas Love Field.

The Dallas-based airline said its capacity grew 7.6 percent while its load factor only dropped 0.1 percentage points to 85.4 percent.

Southwest also told investors it expects its unit revenues to decrease about 1 percent in the third quarter when compared to the third quarter of 2014.

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