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US Airways Reports Record September Load Factor

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October 3, 2012

US Airways Reports Record September Load Factor

Employees Earn $17 million in Year-to-Date Operational Incentive Payouts

US Airways Group, Inc. (NYSE: LCC) today announced September, quarter and year-to-date 2012 traffic results. Mainline revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for the month were 5.0 billion, up 1.8 percent versus September 2011. Mainline capacity was 5.9 billion available seat miles (ASMs), up 0.9 percent versus September 2011. Mainline passenger load factor was a record 84.4 percent for the month of September, up 0.8 points versus September 2011.

“Our September consolidated (mainline and Express) passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) was flat versus the same period last year,” said US Airways’ President, Scott Kirby. “I would like to again thank and congratulate our team of 32,000 employees who have continued their string of record-setting operational performance. Year-to-date, this includes the best departure performance, on-time performance, completion factor, and baggage handling in our Company’s history. Thanks to their tremendous efforts, US Airways’ employees have earned approximately $17 million in operational incentive payouts.”

For the month of September, US Airways’ preliminary on-time performance as reported to the U.S. Department of Transportation was 87.3 percent with a completion factor of 99.6 percent.

The following summarizes US Airways Group’s traffic results for the month, quarter and year-to-date ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, 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
SEPTEMBER
2012 2011 Change
Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
Domestic 3,569,085 3,488,198 2.3 %
Atlantic 1,142,413 1,145,090 (0.2) %
Latin 241,538 232,586 3.8 %
Total Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles 4,953,036 4,865,874 1.8 %
Mainline Available Seat Miles (000)
Domestic 4,212,375 4,142,933 1.7 %
Atlantic 1,356,300 1,373,587 (1.3) %
Latin 301,803 301,653 %
Total Mainline Available Seat Miles 5,870,478 5,818,173 0.9 %
Mainline Load Factor (%)
Domestic 84.7 84.2 0.5 pts
Atlantic 84.2 83.4 0.8 pts
Latin 80.0 77.1 2.9 pts
Total Mainline Load Factor 84.4 83.6 0.8 pts
Mainline Enplanements
Domestic 3,720,812 3,659,448 1.7 %
Atlantic 275,163 283,393 (2.9) %
Latin 167,718 164,431 2.0 %
Total Mainline Enplanements 4,163,693 4,107,272 1.4 %
QUARTER TO DATE
2012 2011 Change
Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
Domestic 12,016,403 11,707,675 2.6 %
Atlantic 3,667,789 3,638,159 0.8 %
Latin 1,177,112 1,124,905 4.6 %
Total Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles 16,861,304 16,470,739 2.4 %
Mainline Available Seat Miles (000)
Domestic 13,805,181 13,500,078 2.3 %
Atlantic 4,377,812 4,227,804 3.5 %
Latin 1,377,023 1,305,484 5.5 %
Total Mainline Available Seat Miles 19,560,016 19,033,366 2.8 %
Mainline Load Factor (%)
Domestic 87.0 86.7 0.3 pts
Atlantic 83.8 86.1 (2.3) pts
Latin 85.5 86.2 (0.7) pts
Total Mainline Load Factor 86.2 86.5 (0.3) pts
Mainline Enplanements
Domestic 11,968,593 11,779,231 1.6 %
Atlantic 895,683 899,639 (0.4) %
Latin 875,391 840,968 4.1 %
Total Mainline Enplanements 13,739,667 13,519,838 1.6 %
YEAR TO DATE
2012 2011 Change
Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
Domestic 35,042,042 33,973,495 3.1 %
Atlantic 8,577,311 8,495,286 1.0 %
Latin 3,945,760 3,831,759 3.0 %
Total Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles 47,565,113 46,300,540 2.7 %
Mainline Available Seat Miles (000)
Domestic 41,092,604 40,029,655 2.7 %
Atlantic 10,826,354 10,484,263 3.3 %
Latin 4,746,098 4,670,446 1.6 %
Total Mainline Available Seat Miles 56,665,056 55,184,364 2.7 %
Mainline Load Factor (%)
Domestic 85.3 84.9 0.4 pts
Atlantic 79.2 81.0 (1.8) pts
Latin 83.1 82.0 1.1 pts
Total Mainline Load Factor 83.9 83.9 pts
Mainline Enplanements
Domestic 35,909,528 34,877,209 3.0 %
Atlantic 2,104,319 2,096,337 0.4 %
Latin 2,914,261 2,849,168 2.3 %
Total Mainline Enplanements 40,928,108 39,822,714 2.8 %
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)
SEPTEMBER
2012 2011 Change
Express Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
Domestic 203,234 189,617 7.2 %
Express Available Seat Miles (000)
Domestic 269,092 252,918 6.4 %
Express Load Factor (%)
Domestic 75.5 75.0 0.5 pts
Express Enplanements
Domestic 676,898 656,096 3.2 %
QUARTER TO DATE
2012 2011 Change
Express Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
Domestic 657,337 592,685 10.9 %
Express Available Seat Miles (000)
Domestic 860,940 797,614 7.9 %
Express Load Factor (%)
Domestic 76.4 74.3 2.1 pts
Express Enplanements
Domestic 2,178,446 2,036,040 7.0 %
YEAR TO DATE
2012 2011 Change
Express Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
Domestic 1,803,038 1,725,693 4.5 %
Express Available Seat Miles (000)
Domestic 2,467,933 2,378,307 3.8 %
Express Load Factor (%)
Domestic 73.1 72.6 0.5 pts
Express Enplanements
Domestic 6,119,723 5,909,751 3.6 %
Notes:
1) Canada is included in domestic results.
Consolidated US Airways Group, Inc.
SEPTEMBER
2012 2011 Change
Consolidated Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
Domestic 3,772,319 3,677,815 2.6 %
Atlantic 1,142,413 1,145,090 (0.2) %
Latin 241,538 232,586 3.8 %
Total Consolidated Revenue Passenger Miles 5,156,270 5,055,491 2.0 %
Consolidated Available Seat Miles (000)
Domestic 4,481,467 4,395,851 1.9 %
Atlantic 1,356,300 1,373,587 (1.3) %
Latin 301,803 301,653 %
Total Consolidated Available Seat Miles 6,139,570 6,071,091 1.1 %
Consolidated Load Factor (%)
Domestic 84.2 83.7 0.5 pts
Atlantic 84.2 83.4 0.8 pts
Latin 80.0 77.1 2.9 pts
Total Consolidated Load Factor 84.0 83.3 0.7 pts
Consolidated Enplanements
Domestic 4,397,710 4,315,544 1.9 %
Atlantic 275,163 283,393 (2.9) %
Latin 167,718 164,431 2.0 %
Total Consolidated Enplanements 4,840,591 4,763,368 1.6 %
QUARTER TO DATE
2012 2011 Change
Consolidated Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
Domestic 12,673,740 12,300,360 3.0 %
Atlantic 3,667,789 3,638,159 0.8 %
Latin 1,177,112 1,124,905 4.6 %
Total Consolidated Revenue Passenger Miles 17,518,641 17,063,424 2.7 %
Consolidated Available Seat Miles (000)
Domestic 14,666,121 14,297,692 2.6 %
Atlantic 4,377,812 4,227,804 3.5 %
Latin 1,377,023 1,305,484 5.5 %
Total Consolidated Available Seat Miles 20,420,956 19,830,980 3.0 %
Consolidated Load Factor (%)
Domestic 86.4 86.0 0.4 pts
Atlantic 83.8 86.1 (2.3) pts
Latin 85.5 86.2 (0.7) pts
Total Consolidated Load Factor 85.8 86.0 (0.2) pts
Consolidated Enplanements
Domestic 14,147,039 13,815,271 2.4 %
Atlantic 895,683 899,639 (0.4) %
Latin 875,391 840,968 4.1 %
Total Consolidated Enplanements 15,918,113 15,555,878 2.3 %
YEAR TO DATE
2012 2011 Change
Consolidated Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
Domestic 36,845,080 35,699,188 3.2 %
Atlantic 8,577,311 8,495,286 1.0 %
Latin 3,945,760 3,831,759 3.0 %
Total Consolidated Revenue Passenger Miles 49,368,151 48,026,233 2.8 %
Consolidated Available Seat Miles (000)
Domestic 43,560,537 42,407,962 2.7 %
Atlantic 10,826,354 10,484,263 3.3 %
Latin 4,746,098 4,670,446 1.6 %
Total Consolidated Available Seat Miles 59,132,989 57,562,671 2.7 %
Consolidated Load Factor (%)
Domestic 84.6 84.2 0.4 pts
Atlantic 79.2 81.0 (1.8) pts
Latin 83.1 82.0 1.1 pts
Total Consolidated Load Factor 83.5 83.4 0.1 pts
Consolidated Enplanements
Domestic 42,029,251 40,786,960 3.0 %
Atlantic 2,104,319 2,096,337 0.4 %
Latin 2,914,261 2,849,168 2.3 %
Total Consolidated Enplanements 47,047,831 45,732,465 2.9 %
Notes:
1) Canada, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands are included in the domestic results.
2) Latin numbers include the Caribbean.

Source: US Airways

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