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Southwest Airlines says passenger traffic up 4.7 percent in April


Southwest Airlines said its passenger traffic rose 4.7 percent in April as the airline added 4.3 percent more capacity to its network.

The Dallas-based carrier said it also had a record load factor in April, 83.4 percent, up 0.3 percentage points from April 2015.

Southwest told investors it expects “a modest increase” in unit revenues in the second quarter.