US Airways reports record December load factor

TEMPE, Ariz. - US Airways Group, Inc. announced December, fourth quarter and full-year 2012 traffic results.

US Airways reports record December load factor

TEMPE, Ariz. – US Airways Group, Inc. announced December, fourth quarter and full-year 2012 traffic results. Mainline revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for the month were 5.0 billion, up 1.3 percent versus December 2011. Mainline capacity was 6.0 billion available seat miles (ASMs), down 0.2 percent versus December 2011. Mainline passenger load factor was a record 83.1 percent for the month of December, up 1.2 points versus December 2011.

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US Airways’ President Scott Kirby said, “Our December consolidated (mainline and Express) passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) increased approximately four percent versus the same period last year. I would like to thank and congratulate our team of 32,000 employees for doing an outstanding job of taking care of our customers in 2012 while setting numerous operating records, including on-time departures and arrivals, completion factor, and baggage handling. We look forward to continuing this trend into the New Year and beyond.”

As reported to the U.S. Department of Transportation, US Airways’ preliminary on-time performance was 82.8 percent for the month of December with a completion factor of 99.3 percent.

The following summarizes US Airways Group’s traffic results for the month, fourth quarter and full-year ended December 31, 2012 and 2011, 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

DECEMBER

2012
2011
Change

Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles (000)

Domestic
3,888,164
3,801,130
2.3
%

Atlantic
651,000
695,605
(6.4)
%

Latin
433,241
413,144
4.9
%

Total Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles
4,972,405
4,909,879
1.3
%

Mainline Available Seat Miles (000)

Domestic
4,588,632
4,561,746
0.6
%

Atlantic
849,255
918,754
(7.6)
%

Latin
547,321
515,494
6.2
%

Total Mainline Available Seat Miles
5,985,208
5,995,994
(0.2)
%

Mainline Load Factor (%)

Domestic
84.7
83.3
1.4
pts

Atlantic
76.7
75.7
1.0
pts

Latin
79.2
80.1
(0.9)
pts

Total Mainline Load Factor
83.1
81.9
1.2
pts

Mainline Enplanements

Domestic
3,931,176
3,896,288
0.9
%

Atlantic
159,445
171,417
(7.0)
%

Latin
311,372
304,397
2.3
%

Total Mainline Enplanements
4,401,993
4,372,102
0.7
%

QUARTER TO DATE

2012
2011
Change

Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles (000)

Domestic
11,620,687
11,114,145
4.6
%

Atlantic
2,164,499
2,296,835
(5.8)
%

Latin
1,087,117
1,067,347
1.9
%

Total Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles
14,872,303
14,478,327
2.7
%

Mainline Available Seat Miles (000)

Domestic
13,415,715
13,126,185
2.2
%

Atlantic
2,777,855
2,969,489
(6.5)
%

Latin
1,352,462
1,323,028
2.2
%

Total Mainline Available Seat Miles
17,546,032
17,418,702
0.7
%

Mainline Load Factor (%)

Domestic
86.6
84.7
1.9
pts

Atlantic
77.9
77.3
0.6
pts

Latin
80.4
80.7
(0.3)
pts

Total Mainline Load Factor
84.8
83.1
1.7
pts

Mainline Enplanements

Domestic
12,027,673
11,779,280
2.1
%

Atlantic
533,680
566,907
(5.9)
%

Latin
789,228
789,907
(0.1)
%

Total Mainline Enplanements
13,350,581
13,136,094
1.6
%

YEAR TO DATE

2012
2011
Change

Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles (000)

Domestic
46,662,335
45,087,640
3.5
%

Atlantic
10,741,122
10,792,122
(0.5)
%

Latin
5,032,878
4,899,106
2.7
%

Total Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles
62,436,335
60,778,868
2.7
%

Mainline Available Seat Miles (000)

Domestic
54,508,319
53,155,839
2.5
%

Atlantic
13,604,210
13,453,752
1.1
%

Latin
6,098,560
5,993,474
1.8
%

Total Mainline Available Seat Miles
74,211,089
72,603,065
2.2
%

Mainline Load Factor (%)

Domestic
85.6
84.8
0.8
pts

Atlantic
79.0
80.2
(1.2)
pts

Latin
82.5
81.7
0.8
pts

Total Mainline Load Factor
84.1
83.7
0.4
pts

Mainline Enplanements

Domestic
47,928,705
46,656,489
2.7
%

Atlantic
2,643,706
2,663,244
(0.7)
%

Latin
3,705,464
3,639,075
1.8
%

Total Mainline Enplanements
54,277,875
52,958,808
2.5
%

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)

DECEMBER

2012
2011
Change

Express Revenue Passenger Miles (000)

Domestic
209,664
181,696
15.4
%

Express Available Seat Miles (000)

Domestic
279,142
255,682
9.2
%

Express Load Factor (%)

Domestic
75.1
71.1
4.0
pts

Express Enplanements

Domestic
690,830
634,160
8.9
%

QUARTER TO DATE

2012
2011
Change

Express Revenue Passenger Miles (000)

Domestic
641,080
572,758
11.9
%

Express Available Seat Miles (000)

Domestic
831,189
773,879
7.4
%

Express Load Factor (%)

Domestic
77.1
74.0
3.1
pts

Express Enplanements

Domestic
2,127,243
1,985,558
7.1
%

YEAR TO DATE

2012
2011
Change

Express Revenue Passenger Miles (000)

Domestic
2,444,111
2,298,451
6.3
%

Express Available Seat Miles (000)

Domestic
3,299,122
3,152,186
4.7
%

Express Load Factor (%)

Domestic
74.1
72.9
1.2
pts

Express Enplanements

Domestic
8,246,941
7,895,309
4.5
%

Notes:

1)
Canada is included in domestic results.

Consolidated US Airways Group, Inc.

DECEMBER

2012
2011
Change

Consolidated Revenue Passenger Miles (000)

Domestic
4,097,828
3,982,826
2.9
%

Atlantic
651,000
695,605
(6.4)
%

Latin
433,241
413,144
4.9
%

Total Consolidated Revenue Passenger Miles
5,182,069
5,091,575
1.8
%

Consolidated Available Seat Miles (000)

Domestic
4,867,774
4,817,428
1.0
%

Atlantic
849,255
918,754
(7.6)
%

Latin
547,321
515,494
6.2
%

Total Consolidated Available Seat Miles
6,264,350
6,251,676
0.2
%

Consolidated Load Factor (%)

Domestic
84.2
82.7
1.5
pts

Atlantic
76.7
75.7
1.0
pts

Latin
79.2
80.1
(0.9)
pts

Total Consolidated Load Factor
82.7
81.4
1.3
pts

Consolidated Enplanements

Domestic
4,622,006
4,530,448
2.0
%

Atlantic
159,445
171,417
(7.0)
%

Latin
311,372
304,397
2.3
%

Total Consolidated Enplanements
5,092,823
5,006,262
1.7
%

QUARTER TO DATE

2012
2011
Change

Consolidated Revenue Passenger Miles (000)

Domestic
12,261,767
11,686,903
4.9
%

Atlantic
2,164,499
2,296,835
(5.8)
%

Latin
1,087,117
1,067,347
1.9
%

Total Consolidated Revenue Passenger Miles
15,513,383
15,051,085
3.1
%

Consolidated Available Seat Miles (000)

Domestic
14,246,904
13,900,064
2.5
%

Atlantic
2,777,855
2,969,489
(6.5)
%

Latin
1,352,462
1,323,028
2.2
%

Total Consolidated Available Seat Miles
18,377,221
18,192,581
1.0
%

Consolidated Load Factor (%)

Domestic
86.1
84.1
2.0
pts

Atlantic
77.9
77.3
0.6
pts

Latin
80.4
80.7
(0.3)
pts

Total Consolidated Load Factor
84.4
82.7
1.7
pts

Consolidated Enplanements

Domestic
14,154,916
13,764,838
2.8
%

Atlantic
533,680
566,907
(5.9)
%

Latin
789,228
789,907
(0.1)
%

Total Consolidated Enplanements
15,477,824
15,121,652
2.4
%

YEAR TO DATE

2012
2011
Change

Consolidated Revenue Passenger Miles (000)

Domestic
49,106,446
47,386,091
3.6
%

Atlantic
10,741,122
10,792,122
(0.5)
%

Latin
5,032,878
4,899,106
2.7
%

Total Consolidated Revenue Passenger Miles
64,880,446
63,077,319
2.9
%

Consolidated Available Seat Miles (000)

Domestic
57,807,441
56,308,025
2.7
%

Atlantic
13,604,210
13,453,752
1.1
%

Latin
6,098,560
5,993,474
1.8
%

Total Consolidated Available Seat Miles
77,510,211
75,755,251
2.3
%

Consolidated Load Factor (%)

Domestic
84.9
84.2
0.7
pts

Atlantic
79.0
80.2
(1.2)
pts

Latin
82.5
81.7
0.8
pts

Total Consolidated Load Factor
83.7
83.3
0.4
pts

Consolidated Enplanements

Domestic
56,175,646
54,551,798
3.0
%

Atlantic
2,643,706
2,663,244
(0.7)
%

Latin
3,705,464
3,639,075
1.8
%

Total Consolidated Enplanements
62,524,816
60,854,117
2.7
%

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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