US Airways Group year to date 2009 traffic results

US Airways Group year to date 2009 traffic results

  Mainline US Airways revenue passenger miles for the month were 5.7 billion, down 4.3 percent versus July 2008. Capacity was 6.5 billion available seat miles, down 5.7 percent versus July 2008. Passenger load factor for the month of July was a record 86.4 percent, up 1.3 points versus July 2008.

US Airways President Scott Kirby said, “Our July consolidated (mainline and Express) passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) decreased approximately 15 percent versus the same period last year while total revenue per available seat mile decreased approximately 12 percent on a year-over-year basis. We finished July with strong close-in bookings and remain cautiously optimistic about the demand environment as we enter the fall season.”

For the month of July, US Airways’ preliminary on-time performance as reported to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) was 80.6 percent with a completion factor of 98.9 percent.

The following summarizes US Airways Group’s traffic results for the month and year-to-date ended July 31, 2009 and 2008, 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
         
JULY
2009 2008 % Change
Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
Domestic 4,096,706 4,495,853 (8.9 )
Atlantic 1,201,608 1,022,372 17.5
Latin 356,918 388,664 (8.2 )
Total Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles 5,655,232 5,906,889 (4.3 )

Mainline Available Seat Miles (000)
Domestic 4,682,713 5,275,791 (11.2 )
Atlantic 1,440,346 1,206,445 19.4
Latin 421,850 454,877 (7.3 )
Total Mainline Available Seat Miles 6,544,909 6,937,113 (5.7 )

Mainline Load Factor (%)
Domestic 87.5 85.2 2.3 pts
Atlantic 83.4 84.7 (1.3 ) pts
Latin 84.6 85.4 (0.8 ) pts
Total Mainline Load Factor 86.4 85.1 1.3 pts

Mainline Enplanements
Domestic 4,078,556 4,468,929 (8.7 )
Atlantic 296,303 262,112 13.0
Latin 295,484 325,531 (9.2 )
Total Mainline Enplanements 4,670,343 5,056,572 (7.6 )

YEAR TO DATE
2009 2008 % Change
Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
Domestic 26,438,099 28,853,074 (8.4 )
Atlantic 5,187,957 4,935,864 5.1
Latin 2,863,388 2,800,021 2.3
Total Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles 34,489,444 36,588,959 (5.7 )

Mainline Available Seat Miles (000)
Domestic 31,372,368 34,950,829 (10.2 )
Atlantic 6,777,414 6,346,572 6.8
Latin 3,684,282 3,361,210 9.6
Total Mainline Available Seat Miles 41,834,064 44,658,611 (6.3 )

Mainline Load Factor (%)
Domestic 84.3 82.6 1.7 pts
Atlantic 76.5 77.8 (1.3 ) pts
Latin 77.7 83.3 (5.6 ) pts
Total Mainline Load Factor 82.4 81.9 0.5 pts

Mainline Enplanements
Domestic 26,892,863 29,467,616 (8.7 )
Atlantic 1,323,399 1,264,750 4.6
Latin 2,303,704 2,270,471 1.5
Total Mainline Enplanements 30,519,966 33,002,837 (7.5 )
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)
         
JULY
2009 2008 % Change
Express Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
Domestic 205,108 207,176 (1.0 )

Express Available Seat Miles (000)
Domestic 280,678 291,911 (3.8 )

Express Load Factor (%)
Domestic 73.1 71.0 2.1 pts

Express Enplanements
Domestic 756,790 735,432 2.9

YEAR TO DATE
2009 2008 % Change
Express Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
Domestic 1,232,352 1,291,768 (4.6 )

Express Available Seat Miles (000)
Domestic 1,835,062 1,912,680 (4.1 )

Express Load Factor (%)
Domestic 67.2 67.5 (0.3 ) pts

Express Enplanements
Domestic 4,558,199 4,606,322 (1.0 )
Notes:
1)   Canada is included in domestic results.
Consolidated US Airways Group, Inc.
         
JULY
2009 2008 % Change
Consolidated Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
Domestic 4,301,814 4,703,029 (8.5 )
Atlantic 1,201,608 1,022,372 17.5
Latin

356,918
388,664 (8.2 )
Total Consolidated Revenue Passenger Miles 5,860,340 6,114,065 (4.1 )

Consolidated Available Seat Miles (000)
Domestic 4,963,391 5,567,702 (10.9 )
Atlantic 1,440,346 1,206,445 19.4
Latin 421,850 454,877 (7.3 )
Total Consolidated Available Seat Miles 6,825,587 7,229,024 (5.6 )

Consolidated Load Factor (%)
Domestic 86.7 84.5 2.2 pts
Atlantic 83.4 84.7 (1.3 ) pts
Latin 84.6 85.4 (0.8 ) pts
Total Consolidated Load Factor 85.9 84.6 1.3 pts

Consolidated Enplanements
Domestic 4,835,346 5,204,361 (7.1 )
Atlantic 296,303 262,112 13.0
Latin 295,484 325,531 (9.2 )
Total Consolidated Enplanements 5,427,133 5,792,004 (6.3 )

YEAR TO DATE
2009 2008 % Change
Consolidated Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
Domestic 27,670,451 30,144,842 (8.2 )
Atlantic 5,187,957 4,935,864 5.1
Latin 2,863,388 2,800,021 2.3
Total Consolidated Revenue Passenger Miles 35,721,796 37,880,727 (5.7 )

Consolidated Available Seat Miles (000)
Domestic 33,207,430 36,863,509 (9.9 )
Atlantic 6,777,414 6,346,572 6.8
Latin 3,684,282 3,361,210 9.6
Total Consolidated Available Seat Miles 43,669,126 46,571,291 (6.2 )

Consolidated Load Factor (%)
Domestic 83.3 81.8 1.5 pts
Atlantic 76.5 77.8 (1.3 ) pts
Latin 77.7 83.3 (5.6 ) pts
Total Consolidated Load Factor 81.8 81.3 0.5 pts

Consolidated Enplanements
Domestic 31,451,062 34,073,938 (7.7 )
Atlantic 1,323,399 1,264,750 4.6
Latin 2,303,704 2,270,471 1.5
Total Consolidated Enplanements 35,078,165 37,609,159 (6.7 )
Notes:
1)   Canada, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands are included in the domestic results.
2) Latin numbers include the Caribbean.

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