PHOENIX, March 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/—America West Airlines (NYSE: AWA) today reported traffic statistics for the month of February and year-to-date 2003. Revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for February 2003 were 1.5 billion, an increase of 16.0 percent from February 2002. Capacity for February 2003 was 2.1 billion available seat miles (ASMs), up 13.6 percent from February 2002. The passenger load factor for the month of February was a record 70.8 percent versus 69.3 percent in February 2002.
“We`re very pleased with the continued positive trend in our traffic results,” said Scott Kirby, executive vice president, marketing and sales. “Customers` response to our business-friendly fare structure shows that they recognize the value we offer in flexibility and low fares.”
Founded in 1983 and proudly celebrating its 20-year anniversary in 2003, America West Airlines is the nation`s second largest low-fare airline and the only carrier formed since deregulation to achieve major airline status. Today, America West serves 92 destinations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.