US Airways Reports Record January Load Factor
TEMPE, Ariz., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ –US Airways Group, Inc. (NYSE: LCC) today announced January 2013 traffic results. Mainline revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for the month were 4.9 billion, up 4.8 percent versus January 2012. Mainline capacity was 6.0 billion available seat miles (ASMs), up 1.8 percent versus January 2012. Mainline passenger load factor was a record 81.1 percent for the month of January, up 2.3 points versus January 2012.
[quote]US Airways’ President Scott Kirby said, “Our January consolidated (mainline and Express) passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) increased approximately three percent versus the same period last year. I would like to thank our team of 32,000 employees for providing outstanding customer service and continuing our operational excellence. We concluded the month with a record January completion factor and load factor and look forward to delivering more records in the year ahead.” [/quote]
For the month of January, US Airways’ preliminary on-time performance as reported to the U.S. Department of Transportation was 83.0 percent with a completion factor of 99.2 percent.
The following summarizes US Airways Group’s traffic results for the month ended January 31, 2013 and 2012, consisting of mainline-operated flights as well as US Airways Express flights operated by wholly owned subsidiaries PSA Airlines and Piedmont Airlines.
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US Airways, along with US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express, operates more than 3,000 flights per day and serves 198 communities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Central and South America. The airline employs more than 32,000 aviation professionals worldwide, operates the world’s largest fleet of Airbus aircraft and is a member of the Star Alliance network, which offers its customers more than 21,900 daily flights to 1,329 airports in 194 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. Aviation Week and Overhaul & Maintenance magazine presented US Airways with the 2012 Aviation Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) of the Year Award for demonstrating outstanding achievement and innovation in the area of technical operations. Military Times Edge magazine named US Airways as a Best of Vets employer in 2011 and 2012. US Airways was, for the third year in a row, 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. The airline also earned a 100 percent rating on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality index for six consecutive years. The Corporate Equality index is a leading indicator of companies’ attitudes and policies toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees and customers.[/box]