US Airways Reports April Traffic

US Airways reported its April 2003 passenger traffic today.
Revenue passenger miles for April 2003 decreased 14.1 percent on 13.8 percent less capacity compared to April 2002. The passenger load factor for the month was 74.1 percent, a 0.3 percentage point decrease compared to April 2002.

Year-to-date 2003 revenue passenger miles decreased 14.1 percent on 13.2 percent less capacity compared to the first four months of 2002. The passenger load factor for the period was 69.3 percent, a 0.7 percentage point decrease compared to the same period in 2002.

The three wholly owned subsidiaries of US Airways Group, Inc.—Allegheny Airlines, Inc., Piedmont Airlines, Inc., and PSA, Inc.—reported a 23.3 percent decrease in revenue passenger miles for the month of April on 20.3 percent less capacity. The passenger load factor was 53.5 percent, a 2.1 percentage point decrease compared to April 2002.

Year-to-date 2003, Allegheny Airlines, Inc., Piedmont Airlines, Inc., and PSA, Inc., reported a 14.4 percent decrease in revenue passenger miles on 13.3 percent less capacity. The passenger load factor was 49.9 percent, a 0.6 percentage point decrease compared to the first four months of 2002.

System mainline passenger unit revenue for April 2003 is expected to be even, or up 1.0 percent compared to April 2002.

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US Airways ended the month by completing 99.5 percent of its scheduled flights.

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