ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 5, 2003—US Airways reported its January 2003 passenger traffic today.
Revenue passenger miles for January 2003 decreased 9.4 percent on 12.4 percent less capacity, compared to January 2002. The passenger load factor for the month was 62.2 percent, a 2.1 percentage-point increase compared to January 2002.
The three wholly owned subsidiaries of US Airways Group, Inc.—Allegheny Airlines, Inc., Piedmont Airlines, Inc., and PSA, Inc.—reported a 3.9 percent decrease in revenue passenger miles for the month on 4.4 percent less capacity year-over-year. The passenger load factor was 43.4 percent, an increase of 0.2 percentage points compared to January 2002.
US Airways ended the month by completing 99.1 percent of its scheduled flights in January, a 0.7 percentage point improvement compared to January 2002.
System mainline passenger unit revenue for January 2003 is expected to increase between 0.5 percent and 1.5 percent compared to January 2002.