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US Airways Reports Record October Load Factor

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US Airways Reports Record October Load Factor

US Airways Reports Record October Load Factor

TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--US Airways Group, Inc. (NYSE: LCC) today announced October and year-to-date 2009 traffic results. Mainline revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for the month were 4.7 billion, down 0.8 percent versus October 2008. Capacity was 5.7 billion available seat miles (ASMs), down 1.6 percent versus October 2008. Passenger load factor for the month of October was a record 82.6 percent, up 0.7 points versus October 2008.

US Airways President Scott Kirby said, "Our October consolidated (mainline and Express) passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) decreased approximately 10 percent versus the same period last year while total revenue per available seat mile decreased approximately 9 percent on a year-over-year basis. The revenue outlook continues to show material signs of improvement with continued strength in both close-in bookings and yields."

For the month of October, US Airways’ preliminary on-time performance as reported to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) was 82.1 percent with a completion factor of 99.2 percent.

The following summarizes US Airways Group’s traffic results for the month and year-to-date ended October 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

       
 
OCTOBER
2009 2008 % Change
 
Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
Domestic 3,696,340 3,822,641 (3.3 )
Atlantic 786,348 696,416 12.9
Latin 185,395 184,428 0.5
Total Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles 4,668,083 4,703,485 (0.8 )
 
Mainline Available Seat Miles (000)
Domestic 4,458,467 4,614,040 (3.4 )
Atlantic 956,664 907,077 5.5
Latin 236,438 224,359 5.4
Total Mainline Available Seat Miles 5,651,569 5,745,476 (1.6 )
 
Mainline Load Factor (%)
Domestic 82.9 82.8 0.1 pts
Atlantic 82.2 76.8 5.4 pts
Latin 78.4 82.2 (3.8 ) pts
Total Mainline Load Factor 82.6 81.9 0.7 pts
 
Mainline Enplanements
Domestic 3,856,912 4,060,535 (5.0 )
Atlantic 191,209 179,983 6.2
Latin 154,878 160,751 (3.7 )
Total Mainline Enplanements 4,202,999 4,401,269 (4.5 )
 
 
YEAR TO DATE
2009 2008 % Change
 
Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
Domestic 37,427,591 40,603,251 (7.8 )
Atlantic 8,243,254 7,554,057 9.1
Latin 3,550,669 3,498,357 1.5
Total Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles 49,221,514 51,655,665 (4.7 )
 
Mainline Available Seat Miles (000)
Domestic 44,585,403 49,025,611 (9.1 )
Atlantic 10,530,656 9,617,337 9.5
Latin 4,542,926 4,226,361 7.5
Total Mainline Available Seat Miles 59,658,985 62,869,309 (5.1 )
 
Mainline Load Factor (%)
Domestic 83.9 82.8 1.1 pts
Atlantic 78.3 78.5 (0.2 ) pts
Latin 78.2 82.8 (4.6 ) pts
Total Mainline Load Factor 82.5 82.2 0.3 pts
 
Mainline Enplanements
Domestic 38,135,839 41,616,372 (8.4 )
Atlantic 2,092,872 1,938,515 8.0
Latin 2,872,916 2,860,215 0.4
Total Mainline Enplanements 43,101,627 46,415,102 (7.1 )
 
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)
         
OCTOBER
2009 2008 % Change
 
Express Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
Domestic 193,369 185,490 4.2
 
Express Available Seat Miles (000)
Domestic 264,707 271,880 (2.6 )
 
Express Load Factor (%)
Domestic 73.1 68.2 4.9 pts
 
Express Enplanements
Domestic 724,604 692,779 4.6
 
 
YEAR TO DATE
2009 2008 % Change
 
Express Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
Domestic 1,800,943 1,846,191 (2.5 )
 
Express Available Seat Miles (000)
Domestic 2,642,031 2,734,864 (3.4 )
 
Express Load Factor (%)
Domestic 68.2 67.5 0.7 pts
 
Express Enplanements
Domestic 6,674,106 6,645,408 0.4
 
Notes:

1) Canada is included in domestic results.

Consolidated US Airways Group, Inc.        
 
OCTOBER
2009 2008 % Change
 
Consolidated Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
Domestic 3,889,709 4,008,131 (3.0 )
Atlantic 786,348 696,416 12.9
Latin 185,395 184,428 0.5
Total Consolidated Revenue Passenger Miles 4,861,452 4,888,975 (0.6 )
 
Consolidated Available Seat Miles (000)
Domestic 4,723,174 4,885,920 (3.3 )
Atlantic 956,664 907,077 5.5
Latin 236,438 224,359 5.4
Total Consolidated Available Seat Miles 5,916,276 6,017,356 (1.7 )
 
Consolidated Load Factor (%)
Domestic 82.4 82.0 0.4 pts
Atlantic 82.2 76.8 5.4 pts
Latin 78.4 82.2 (3.8 ) pts
Total Consolidated Load Factor 82.2 81.2 1.0 pts
 
Consolidated Enplanements
Domestic 4,581,516 4,753,314 (3.6 )
Atlantic 191,209 179,983 6.2
Latin 154,878 160,751 (3.7 )
Total Consolidated Enplanements 4,927,603 5,094,048 (3.3 )
 
 
YEAR TO DATE
2009 2008 % Change
 
Consolidated Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
Domestic 39,228,534 42,449,442 (7.6 )
Atlantic 8,243,254 7,554,057 9.1
Latin 3,550,669 3,498,357 1.5
Total Consolidated Revenue Passenger Miles 51,022,457 53,501,856 (4.6 )
 
Consolidated Available Seat Miles (000)
Domestic 47,227,434 51,760,475 (8.8 )
Atlantic 10,530,656 9,617,337 9.5
Latin 4,542,926 4,226,361 7.5
Total Consolidated Available Seat Miles 62,301,016 65,604,173

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