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Southwest Airlines says February passenger traffic up 13.5 percent

A Southwest Airlines jet taking off at Dallas Love Field.
A Southwest Airlines jet taking off at Dallas Love Field. aahles@star-telegram.com

Southwest Airlines reported that its passenger traffic rose 13.5 percent in February as it continues to add capacity at Dallas Love Field and in Houston.

The Dallas-based carrier said capacity increased 14.7 percent. However, planes were not as full as its load factor dropped 0.9 percentage points to 79.0 percent in February.

Southwest also told investors it expects its first quarter 2016 unit revenues “to be in line” with the first quarter of 2015.

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