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US Airways Reports March Traffic Results

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US Airways Reports March Traffic Results

US Airways Reports March Traffic Results

TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--US Airways Group, Inc. (NYSE: LCC) today announced March and year-to-date 2011 traffic results. Mainline revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for the month were 5.1 billion, up 3.9 percent versus March 2010. Mainline capacity was 6.1 billion available seat miles (ASMs), up 3.6 percent versus March 2010. Mainline passenger load factor was 83.4 percent, up 0.2 points versus March 2010.

US Airways’ President Scott Kirby said, "Our March consolidated (mainline and Express) passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) increased approximately 9 percent versus the same month last year. For 2010 our ranking in the annual Airline Quality Rating (AQR) report improved to first among the major network airlines. I would like to thank and congratulate our 32,000 team members, who continue to deliver an outstanding customer experience."

For the month of March, US Airways’ preliminary on-time performance as reported to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) was 82.9 percent with a completion factor of 99.3 percent.

The following summarizes US Airways Group’s traffic results for the month and year-to-date ended March 31, 2011 and 2010, 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
         
MARCH
2011 2010 Change
 
Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
Domestic 3,918,511 3,744,116 4.7 %
Atlantic 680,881 600,148 13.5 %
Latin 498,700 563,227 (11.5 ) %
Total Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles 5,098,092 4,907,491 3.9 %
 
Mainline Available Seat Miles (000)
Domestic 4,586,884 4,417,311 3.8 %
Atlantic 915,239 752,806 21.6 %
Latin 609,683 726,960 (16.1 ) %
Total Mainline Available Seat Miles 6,111,806 5,897,077 3.6 %
 
Mainline Load Factor (%)
Domestic 85.4 84.8 0.6 pts
Atlantic 74.4 79.7 (5.3 ) pts
Latin 81.8 77.5 4.3 pts
Total Mainline Load Factor 83.4 83.2 0.2 pts
 
Mainline Enplanements
Domestic 4,159,606 3,924,073 6.0 %
Atlantic 164,235 147,890 11.1 %
Latin 367,670 419,645 (12.4 ) %
Total Mainline Enplanements 4,691,511 4,491,608 4.5 %
 
YEAR TO DATE
2011 2010 Change
 
Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
Domestic 10,438,108 10,097,724 3.4 %
Atlantic 1,740,544 1,462,419 19.0 %
Latin 1,391,140 1,493,073 (6.8 ) %
Total Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles 13,569,792 13,053,216 4.0 %
 
Mainline Available Seat Miles (000)
Domestic 12,723,537 12,477,791 2.0 %
Atlantic 2,559,489 2,121,517 20.6 %
Latin 1,751,847 1,979,272 (11.5 ) %
Total Mainline Available Seat Miles 17,034,873 16,578,580 2.8 %
 
Mainline Load Factor (%)
Domestic 82.0 80.9 1.1 pts
Atlantic 68.0 68.9 (0.9 ) pts
Latin 79.4 75.4 4.0 pts
Total Mainline Load Factor 79.7 78.7 1.0 pts
 
Mainline Enplanements
Domestic 11,064,373 10,537,056 5.0 %
Atlantic 425,053 361,043 17.7 %
Latin 1,015,014 1,087,120 (6.6 ) %
Total Mainline Enplanements 12,504,440 11,985,219 4.3 %
 
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)
     
MARCH
2011 2010 Change
 
Express Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
Domestic 197,194 173,668 13.5 %
 
Express Available Seat Miles (000)
Domestic 278,694 253,666 9.9 %
 
Express Load Factor (%)
Domestic 70.8 68.5 2.3 pts
 
Express Enplanements
Domestic 670,161 635,711 5.4 %
 
YEAR TO DATE
2011 2010 Change
 
Express Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
Domestic 523,292 456,500 14.6 %
 
Express Available Seat Miles (000)
Domestic 772,498 707,747 9.1 %
 
Express Load Factor (%)
Domestic 67.7 64.5 3.2 pts
 
Express Enplanements
Domestic 1,791,568 1,670,614 7.2 %
 
Notes:
1) Canada is included in domestic results.
       
Consolidated US Airways Group, Inc.
 
MARCH
2011 2010 Change
 
Consolidated Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
Domestic 4,115,705 3,917,784 5.1 %
Atlantic 680,881 600,148 13.5 %
Latin 498,700 563,227 (11.5 ) %
Total Consolidated Revenue Passenger Miles 5,295,286 5,081,159 4.2 %
 
Consolidated Available Seat Miles (000)
Domestic 4,865,578 4,670,977 4.2 %
Atlantic 915,239 752,806 21.6 %
Latin 609,683 726,960 (16.1 ) %
Total Consolidated Available Seat Miles 6,390,500 6,150,743 3.9 %
 
Consolidated Load Factor (%)
Domestic 84.6 83.9 0.7 pts
Atlantic 74.4 79.7 (5.3 ) pts
Latin 81.8 77.5 4.3 pts
Total Consolidated Load Factor 82.9 82.6 0.3 pts
 
Consolidated Enplanements
Domestic 4,829,767 4,559,784 5.9 %
Atlantic 164,235 147,890 11.1 %
Latin 367,670 419,645 (12.4 ) %
Total Consolidated Enplanements 5,361,672 5,127,319 4.6 %
 
YEAR TO DATE
2011 2010 Change
 
Consolidated Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
Domestic 10,961,400 10,554,224 3.9 %
Atlantic 1,740,544 1,462,419 19.0 %
Latin 1,391,140 1,493,073 (6.8 ) %
Total Consolidated Revenue Passenger Miles 14,093,084 13,509,716 4.3 %
 
Consolidated Available Seat Miles (000)
Domestic 13,496,035 13,185,538 2.4 %
Atlantic 2,559,489 2,121,517 20.6 %
Latin 1,751,847 1,979,272 (11.5 ) %
Total Consolidated Available Seat Miles 17,807,371 17,286,327 3.0 %
 
Consolidated Load Factor (%)
Domestic 81.2 80.0 1.2 pts
Atlantic 68.0 68.9 (0.9 ) pts
Latin 79.4 75.4 4.0 pts
Total Consolidated Load Factor 79.1 78.2 0.9 pts
 
Consolidated Enplanements
Domestic 12,855,941 12,207,670 5.3 %
Atlantic 425,053 361,043 17.7 %
Latin 1,015,014 1,087,120 (6.6 ) %
Total Consolidated Enplanements 14,296,008 13,655,833 4.7 %
 
Notes:
1) Canada, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands are included in the domestic results.

2) Latin numbers include the Caribbean.

About US Airways

US Airways, along with US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express, operates more than 3,200 flights per day and serves more than 200 communities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Central and South America. The airline employs 32,000 aviation professionals worldwide and is a member of the Star Alliance network, which offers its customers 21,000 daily flights to 1,160 airports in 181 countries. Together with its US Airways Express partners, the airline serves approximately 80 million passengers each year and operates hubs in Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia and Phoenix, and a focus city in Washington, D.C. at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. US Airways was the only airline included as one of the 50 best companies to work for in the U.S. by LATINA Style magazine’s 50 Report for 2010. For the sixth year in a row, the airline also earned a 100 percent rating on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality index, a leading indicator of companies’ attitudes and policies toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees and customers. For more company information, visit usairways.com. (LCCT)

Forward Looking Statements

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-LCC-

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