Passenger traffic rises on Southwest, slips on United

April 9, 2015 4:05 PM

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Southwest Airlines carried more passengers for more miles in March than a year ago, while United Airlines reported lighter traffic but offered a more upbeat forecast of first-quarter revenue.

Southwest said Thursday that it carried 10.4 million passengers last month, up 5.7 percent from March 2014, and they flew 10.24 billion miles, a 6.7 percent increase. Traffic rose 7.1 percent in the first quarter.

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