US Airways reports record January load factor

US Airways reports record January load factor

US Airways Group, Inc. today announced January 2011 traffic results. Mainline revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for the month were 4.5 billion, up 3.9 percent versus January 2010. Mainline capacity was 5.7 billion available seat miles (ASMs), down 0.3 percent versus January 2010. Mainline passenger load factor was 78.3 percent, a record for the month of January and up 3.2 points versus January 2010.

US Airways’ President Scott Kirby said, “Our January consolidated (mainline and Express) passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) and total revenue per available seat mile each increased approximately seven percent versus the same month last year. I would like to thank our 31,000 team members who continue to do an outstanding job of taking care of our customers during yet another challenging winter season. January brought more than its share of weather-related disruption and our employees worked tirelessly to quickly and safely restore operations at our hubs in Philadelphia and Charlotte as well as in other affected cities.”

For the month of January, US Airways’ preliminary on-time performance as reported to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) was 78.6 percent with a completion factor of 95.0 percent. The adverse weather conditions discussed above impacted these results.

The following summarizes US Airways Group’s traffic results for the month ended January 31, 2011 and 2010, consisting of mainline operated flights as well as US Airways Express flights operated by wholly owned subsidiaries PSA Airlines and Piedmont Airlines.