US Airways Group, Inc. today announced March and year-to-date 2013 traffic results. Mainline revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for the month were 5.6 billion, up 5.1 percent versus March 2012. Mainline capacity was 6.5 billion available seat miles (ASMs), up 3.2 percent versus March 2012. Mainline passenger load factor was a record 86.1 percent for the month of March, up 1.5 points versus March 2012.
US Airways’ President Scott Kirby said, “Our March consolidated (mainline and Express) passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) was flat versus the same period last year. I would like to thank our team of 32,000 dedicated professionals, who again delivered outstanding operational results for our customers throughout the month, which included the busy spring break travel period.”
The Company’s March PRASM results are lower than previous guidance due to reduced close-in demand believed to be driven largely by the sequester.
For the month of March, US Airways’ preliminary on-time performance as reported to the U.S. Department of Transportation was 82.1 percent with a completion factor of 98.6 percent.
The following summarizes US Airways Group’s traffic results for the month and year-to-date ended March 31, 2013 and 2012, consisting of mainline-operated flights as well as US Airways Express flights operated by wholly owned subsidiaries PSA Airlines and Piedmont Airlines.