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US Airways Reports August Traffic Results

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US Airways Reports August Traffic Results

US Airways Reports August Traffic Results

TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--US Airways Group, Inc. (NYSE: LCC) today announced August and year-to-date 2009 traffic results. Mainline revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for the month were 5.5 billion, down 3.9 percent versus August 2008. Capacity was 6.4 billion available seat miles (ASMs), down 3.8 percent versus August 2008. Passenger load factor for the month of August was 85.7 percent, or flat versus August 2008.

US Airways President Scott Kirby said, "Our August consolidated (mainline and Express) passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) decreased approximately 15 percent versus the same period last year while total revenue per available seat mile decreased approximately 13 percent on a year-over-year basis. We remain encouraged that recent booking and yield improvement trends are continuing into September.”

For the month of August, US Airways’ preliminary on-time performance as reported to the DOT was 81.4 percent with a completion factor of 99.0 percent.

The following summarizes US Airways Group’s traffic results for the month and year-to-date ended August 31, 2009 and 2008, 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        
 
AUGUST
 
2009 2008 % Change
 
Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
Domestic 3,950,821 4,342,517 (9.0 )
Atlantic 1,208,761 1,016,103 19.0
Latin 338,014 362,729 (6.8 )
Total Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles 5,497,596 5,721,349 (3.9 )
5.5 5.7
Mainline Available Seat Miles (000)
Domestic 4,581,590 5,026,191 (8.8 )
Atlantic 1,435,871 1,213,197 18.4
Latin 397,989 432,904 (8.1 )
Total Mainline Available Seat Miles 6,415,450 6,672,292 (3.8 )
6.4 6.7
Mainline Load Factor (%)
Domestic 86.2 86.4 (0.2 ) pts
Atlantic 84.2 83.8 0.4 pts
Latin 84.9 83.8 1.1 pts
Total Mainline Load Factor 85.7 85.7 - pts
 
Mainline Enplanements
Domestic 3,960,745 4,338,040 (8.7 )
Atlantic 295,315 260,956 13.2
Latin 275,399 301,766 (8.7 )
Total Mainline Enplanements 4,531,459 4,900,762 (7.5 )
 
 
YEAR TO DATE
2009 2008 % Change
 
Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
Domestic 30,388,742 33,195,591 (8.5 )
Atlantic 6,396,427 5,951,967 7.5
Latin 3,201,402 3,162,750 1.2
Total Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles 39,986,571 42,310,308 (5.5 )
 
Mainline Available Seat Miles (000)
Domestic 35,953,958 39,977,019 (10.1 )
Atlantic 8,213,284 7,559,768 8.6
Latin 4,082,272 3,794,114 7.6
Total Mainline Available Seat Miles 48,249,514 51,330,901 (6.0 )
 
Mainline Load Factor (%)
Domestic 84.5 83.0 1.5 pts
Atlantic 77.9 78.7 (0.8 ) pts
Latin 78.4 83.4 (5.0 ) pts
Total Mainline Load Factor 82.9 82.4 0.5 pts
 
Mainline Enplanements
Domestic 30,844,785 33,805,656 (8.8 )
Atlantic 1,624,983 1,525,706 6.5
Latin 2,581,433 2,572,237 0.4
Total Mainline Enplanements 35,051,201 37,903,599 (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)      
   
AUGUST
 
2009 2008 % Change
 
Express Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
Domestic 192,724 201,941 (4.6 )
 
Express Available Seat Miles (000)
Domestic 276,252 290,111 (4.8 )
 
Express Load Factor (%)
Domestic 69.8 69.6 0.2 pts
 
Express Enplanements
Domestic 715,430 729,137 (1.9 )
 
 
YEAR TO DATE
2009 2008 % Change
 
Express Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
Domestic 1,425,072 1,493,709 (4.6 )
 
Express Available Seat Miles (000)
Domestic 2,111,314 2,202,791 (4.2 )
 
Express Load Factor (%)
Domestic 67.5 67.8 (0.3 ) pts
 
Express Enplanements
Domestic 5,273,602 5,335,459 (1.2 )
 

Notes:

1) Canada is included in domestic results.

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Consolidated US Airways Group, Inc.        
 
AUGUST
 
2009 2008 % Change
 
Consolidated Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
Domestic 4,143,545 4,544,458 (8.8 )
Atlantic 1,208,761 1,016,103 19.0
Latin 338,014 362,729 (6.8 )
Total Consolidated Revenue Passenger Miles 5,690,320 5,923,290 (3.9 )
 
Consolidated Available Seat Miles (000)
Domestic 4,857,842 5,316,302 (8.6 )
Atlantic 1,435,871 1,213,197 18.4
Latin 397,989 432,904 (8.1 )
Total Consolidated Available Seat Miles 6,691,702 6,962,403 (3.9 )
 
Consolidated Load Factor (%)
Domestic 85.3 85.5 (0.2 ) pts
Atlantic 84.2 83.8 0.4 pts
Latin 84.9 83.8 1.1 pts
Total Consolidated Load Factor 85.0 85.1 (0.1 ) pts
 
Consolidated Enplanements
Domestic 4,676,175 5,067,177 (7.7 )
Atlantic 295,315 260,956 13.2
Latin 275,399 301,766 (8.7 )
Total Consolidated Enplanements 5,246,889 5,629,899 (6.8 )
 
 
YEAR TO DATE
2009 2008 % Change
 
Consolidated Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
Domestic 31,813,814 34,689,300 (8.3 )
Atlantic 6,396,427 5,951,967 7.5
Latin 3,201,402 3,162,750 1.2
Total Consolidated Revenue Passenger Miles 41,411,643 43,804,017 (5.5 )
 
Consolidated Available Seat Miles (000)
Domestic 38,065,272 42,179,810 (9.8 )
Atlantic 8,213,284 7,559,768 8.6
Latin 4,082,272 3,794,114 7.6