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US Airways Reports Record May Load Factor

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US Airways Reports Record May Load Factor

US Airways Reports Record May Load Factor

TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--US Airways Group, Inc. (NYSE: LCC) today announced May and year-to-date 2011 traffic results. Mainline revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for the month were 5.6 billion, up 7.4 percent versus May 2010. Mainline capacity was 6.5 billion available seat miles (ASMs), up 4.4 percent versus May 2010. Mainline passenger load factor was a record 85.2 percent, up 2.3 points versus May 2010.

“Our May consolidated (mainline and Express) passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) increased approximately 11 percent versus the same period last year.”

US Airways’ President Scott Kirby said, “Our May consolidated (mainline and Express) passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) increased approximately 11 percent versus the same period last year.”

For the month of May, US Airways’ preliminary on-time performance as reported to the U.S. Department of Transportation was 74.9 percent with a completion factor of 98.9 percent.

The following summarizes US Airways Group’s traffic results for the month and year-to-date ended May 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
 
MAY
    2011   2010   Change  
 
Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
Domestic 4,046,550 3,754,286 7.8 %
Atlantic 1,123,774 1,028,195 9.3 %
Latin 410,597 415,365 (1.1 ) %
Total Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles 5,580,921 5,197,846 7.4 %
 
Mainline Available Seat Miles (000)
Domestic 4,697,032 4,487,370 4.7 %
Atlantic 1,353,600 1,231,782 9.9 %
Latin 496,712 553,866 (10.3 ) %
Total Mainline Available Seat Miles 6,547,344 6,273,018 4.4 %
 
Mainline Load Factor (%)
Domestic 86.2 83.7 2.5 pts
Atlantic 83.0 83.5 (0.5 ) pts
Latin 82.7 75.0 7.7 pts
Total Mainline Load Factor 85.2 82.9 2.3 pts
 
Mainline Enplanements
Domestic 4,134,068 3,880,675 6.5 %
Atlantic 271,785 254,072 7.0 %
Latin 305,530 321,212 (4.9 ) %
Total Mainline Enplanements 4,711,383 4,455,959 5.7 %
 
 
YEAR TO DATE
2011 2010 Change
 
Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
Domestic 18,151,100 17,449,628 4.0 %
Atlantic 3,657,185 3,144,365 16.3 %
Latin 2,287,724 2,397,882 (4.6 ) %
Total Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles 24,096,009 22,991,875 4.8 %
 
Mainline Available Seat Miles (000)
Domestic 21,838,757 21,253,794 2.8 %
Atlantic 4,863,356 4,160,636 16.9 %
Latin 2,867,060 3,172,897 (9.6 ) %
Total Mainline Available Seat Miles 29,569,173 28,587,327 3.4 %
 
Mainline Load Factor (%)
Domestic 83.1 82.1 1.0 pts
Atlantic 75.2 75.6 (0.4 ) pts
Latin 79.8 75.6 4.2 pts
Total Mainline Load Factor 81.5 80.4 1.1 pts
 
Mainline Enplanements
Domestic 19,039,590 18,219,612 4.5 %
Atlantic 896,188 776,860 15.4 %
Latin 1,682,642 1,779,615 (5.4 ) %
Total Mainline Enplanements 21,618,420 20,776,087 4.1 %
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)
       
MAY
2011 2010 Change
Express Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
Domestic 212,920 188,317 13.1 %
 
Express Available Seat Miles (000)
Domestic 276,216 259,279 6.5 %
 
Express Load Factor (%)
Domestic 77.1 72.6 4.5 pts
 
Express Enplanements
Domestic 722,659 707,569 2.1 %
 
 
YEAR TO DATE
2011 2010 Change
Express Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
Domestic 927,419 821,988 12.8 %
 
Express Available Seat Miles (000)
Domestic 1,312,995 1,217,082 7.9 %
 
Express Load Factor (%)
Domestic 70.6 67.5 3.1 pts
 
Express Enplanements
Domestic 3,170,537 3,041,104 4.3 %
Notes:
1)   Canada is included in domestic results.
Consolidated US Airways Group, Inc.
 
MAY        
2011 2010 Change
Consolidated Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
Domestic 4,259,470 3,942,603 8.0 %
Atlantic 1,123,774 1,028,195 9.3 %
Latin 410,597 415,365 (1.1 ) %
Total Consolidated Revenue Passenger Miles 5,793,841 5,386,163 7.6 %
 
Consolidated Available Seat Miles (000)
Domestic 4,973,248 4,746,649 4.8 %
Atlantic 1,353,600 1,231,782 9.9 %
Latin 496,712 553,866 (10.3 ) %
Total Consolidated Available Seat Miles 6,823,560 6,532,297 4.5 %
 
Consolidated Load Factor (%)
Domestic 85.6 83.1 2.5 pts
Atlantic 83.0 83.5 (0.5 ) pts
Latin 82.7 75.0 7.7 pts
Total Consolidated Load Factor 84.9 82.5 2.4 pts
 
Consolidated Enplanements
Domestic 4,856,727 4,588,244 5.9 %
Atlantic 271,785 254,072 7.0 %
Latin 305,530 321,212 (4.9 ) %
Total Consolidated Enplanements 5,434,042 5,163,528 5.2 %
 
YEAR TO DATE
2011 2010 Change
Consolidated Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
Domestic 19,078,519 18,271,616 4.4 %
Atlantic 3,657,185 3,144,365 16.3 %
Latin 2,287,724 2,397,882 (4.6 ) %
Total Consolidated Revenue Passenger Miles 25,023,428 23,813,863 5.1 %
 
Consolidated Available Seat Miles (000)
Domestic 23,151,752 22,470,876 3.0 %
Atlantic 4,863,356 4,160,636 16.9 %
Latin 2,867,060 3,172,897 (9.6 ) %
Total Consolidated Available Seat Miles 30,882,168 29,804,409 3.6 %
 
Consolidated Load Factor (%)
Domestic 82.4 81.3 1.1 pts
Atlantic 75.2 75.6 (0.4 ) pts
Latin 79.8 75.6 4.2 pts
Total Consolidated Load Factor 81.0 79.9 1.1 pts
 
Consolidated Enplanements
Domestic 22,210,127 21,260,716 4.5 %
Atlantic 896,188 776,860 15.4 %
Latin 1,682,642 1,779,615 (5.4 ) %
Total Consolidated Enplanements 24,788,957 23,817,191 4.1 %
Notes:
1)   Canada, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands are included in the domestic results.
2) Latin numbers include the Caribbean.

US Airways

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. US Airways also ranked #1 among its competing hub-and-spoke network carriers for 2010 performance as rated by the Wichita State University/Purdue University Airline Quality Rating (AQR). For more company information visit usairways.com, follow on Twitter @USAirways or at Facebook.com/USAirways. (LCCT)

Forward-Looking Statements

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-LCC-

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