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US Airways Group, Inc. Reports Record April Load Factor

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US Airways Group, Inc. Reports Record April Load Factor

US Airways Group, Inc. Reports Record April Load Factor

TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--US Airways Group, Inc. (NYSE: LCC) today reported April and year-to-date 2009 traffic results. Mainline revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for the month were 5.0 billion, down 3.0 percent versus April 2008. Capacity was 5.9 billion available seat miles (ASMs), down 4.8 percent versus April 2008. Passenger load factor for the month of April was a record 84.8 percent, up 1.6 points versus April 2008.

US Airways President Scott Kirby said, "Our April traffic results reflect the Easter holiday shift from March in 2008 to April in 2009. Consolidated (mainline and Express) passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) was down approximately 8 to 10 percent versus the same period last year while total revenue per available seat mile decreased between 4 and 6 percent on a year-over-year basis.”

For the month of April, US Airways’ preliminary on-time performance as reported to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) was 80.0 percent with a completion factor of 99.1 percent.

The following summarizes US Airways Group’s traffic results for the month and year-to-date consisting of mainline operated flights as well as US Airways Express flights operated by wholly owned subsidiaries PSA Airlines and Piedmont Airlines.

US Airways Mainline
           
 
APRIL
 
2009 2008 % Change
 
Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
Domestic 3,865,749 4,104,879 (5.8 )
Atlantic 651,381 616,956 5.6
Latin 471,411 419,580 12.4
Total Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles 4,988,541 5,141,415 (3.0 )
 
Mainline Available Seat Miles (000)
Domestic 4,458,303 4,873,897 (8.5 )
Atlantic 822,654 797,167 3.2
Latin 603,835 508,004 18.9
Total Mainline Available Seat Miles 5,884,792 6,179,068 (4.8 )
 
Mainline Load Factor (%)
Domestic 86.7 84.2 2.5 pts
Atlantic 79.2 77.4 1.8 pts
Latin 78.1 82.6 (4.5 ) pts
Total Mainline Load Factor 84.8 83.2 1.6 pts
 
Mainline Enplanements
Domestic 3,977,035 4,255,346 (6.5 )
Atlantic 164,098 158,919 3.3
Latin 372,452 337,371 10.4
Total Mainline Enplanements 4,513,585 4,751,636 (5.0 )
 
 
YEAR TO DATE
2009 2008 % Change
 
Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
Domestic 14,437,679 15,903,114 (9.2 )
Atlantic 2,022,399 2,056,342 (1.7 )
Latin 1,837,081 1,671,397 9.9
Total Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles 18,297,159 19,630,853 (6.8 )
 
Mainline Available Seat Miles (000)
Domestic 17,551,026 19,627,442 (10.6 )
Atlantic 2,902,590 2,847,699 1.9
Latin 2,410,288 2,038,881 18.2
Total Mainline Available Seat Miles 22,863,904 24,514,022 (6.7 )
 
Mainline Load Factor (%)
Domestic 82.3 81.0 1.3 pts
Atlantic 69.7 72.2 (2.5 ) pts
Latin 76.2 82.0 (5.8 ) pts
Total Mainline Load Factor 80.0 80.1 (0.1 ) pts
 
Mainline Enplanements
Domestic 14,953,594 16,439,760 (9.0 )
Atlantic 518,467 527,589 (1.7 )
Latin 1,450,795 1,320,222 9.9
Total Mainline Enplanements 16,922,856 18,287,571 (7.5 )
 
 
Notes:

1)

 

Canada, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands are included in the domestic results.

2)

 

Latin numbers include the Caribbean.
US Airways Express (Piedmont Airlines, PSA Airlines)
         
 
APRIL
 
2009 2008 % Change
 
Express Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
Domestic 176,143 184,464 (4.5 )
 
Express Available Seat Miles (000)
Domestic 258,343 271,425 (4.8 )
 
Express Load Factor (%)
Domestic 68.2 68.0 0.2 pts
 
Express Enplanements
Domestic 655,696 659,555 (0.6 )
 
 
YEAR TO DATE
2009 2008 % Change
 
Express Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
Domestic 646,499 691,803 (6.5 )
 
Express Available Seat Miles (000)
Domestic 1,019,765 1,055,343 (3.4 )
 
Express Load Factor (%)
Domestic 63.4 65.6 (2.2 ) pts
 
Express Enplanements
Domestic 2,409,582 2,471,339 (2.5 )
 
 
 
Notes:

1)

 

Canada is included in domestic results.
Consolidated US Airways Group, Inc.
         
 
APRIL
 
2009 2008 % Change
 
Consolidated Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
Domestic 4,041,892 4,289,343 (5.8 )
Atlantic 651,381 616,956 5.6
Latin 471,411 419,580 12.4
Total Consolidated Revenue Passenger Miles 5,164,684 5,325,879 (3.0 )
 
Consolidated Available Seat Miles (000)
Domestic 4,716,646 5,145,322 (8.3 )
Atlantic 822,654 797,167 3.2
Latin 603,835 508,004 18.9
Total Consolidated Available Seat Miles 6,143,135 6,450,493 (4.8 )
 
Consolidated Load Factor (%)
Domestic 85.7 83.4 2.3 pts
Atlantic 79.2 77.4 1.8 pts
Latin 78.1 82.6 (4.5 ) pts
Total Consolidated Load Factor 84.1 82.6 1.5 pts
 
Consolidated Enplanements
Domestic 4,632,731 4,914,901 (5.7 )
Atlantic 164,098 158,919 3.3
Latin 372,452 337,371 10.4
Total Consolidated Enplanements 5,169,281 5,411,191 (4.5 )
 
 
YEAR TO DATE
2009 2008 % Change
 
Consolidated Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
Domestic 15,084,178 16,594,917 (9.1 )
Atlantic 2,022,399 2,056,342 (1.7 )
Latin 1,837,081 1,671,397 9.9
Total Consolidated Revenue Passenger Miles 18,943,658 20,322,656 (6.8 )
 
Consolidated Available Seat Miles (000)
Domestic 18,570,791 20,682,785 (10.2 )
Atlantic 2,902,590 2,847,699 1.9
Latin 2,410,288 2,038,881 18.2
Total Consolidated Available Seat Miles 23,883,669 25,569,365 (6.6 )
 
Consolidated Load Factor (%)
Domestic 81.2 80.2 1.0 pts
Atlantic 69.7 72.2 (2.5 ) pts
Latin 76.2 82.0 (5.8 ) pts
Total Consolidated Load Factor 79.3 79.5 (0.2 ) pts
 
Consolidated Enplanements
Domestic 17,363,176 18,911,099 (8.2 )
Atlantic 518,467 527,589 (1.7 )
Latin 1,450,795 1,320,222

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