US Airways Group, Inc. today announced July and year-to-date 2009 traffic results. Mainline revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for the month were 5.7 billion, down 4.3 percent versus July 2008. Capacity was 6.5 billion available seat miles (ASMs), 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.