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Southwest Airlines says May passenger traffic rose 6.4 percent


Southwest Airlines said its passenger traffic rose 6.4 percent in May as the company continued to add capacity to its network.

The Dallas-based carrier said its capacity increased 4.6 percent and its load factor waws a record 85.8 percent, up 1.4 percentage points when compared to May 2015.

Southwest reiterated to investors that it expects a “modest increase” in its second quarter unit revenues.