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US Airways September Traffic Rose 1.8%

US Airways Group (NYSE: LCC) today announced September, quarter and year-to-date 2012 traffic results. Mainline revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for the month were 5.0 billion, up 1.8 percent versus September 2011. Mainline capacity was 5.9 billion available seat miles (ASMs), up 0.9 percent versus September 2011. Mainline passenger load factor was a record 84.4 percent for the month of September, up 0.8 points versus September 2011.

"Our September consolidated (mainline and Express) passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) was flat versus the same period last year," said US Airways' President, Scott Kirby. "I would like to again thank and congratulate our team of 32,000 employees who have continued their string of record-setting operational performance. Year-to-date, this includes the best departure performance, on-time performance, completion factor, and baggage handling in our Company's history. Thanks to their tremendous efforts, US Airways' employees have earned approximately $17 million in operational incentive payouts."

For the month of September, US Airways' preliminary on-time performance as reported to the U.S. Department of Transportation was 87.3 percent with a completion factor of 99.6 percent. 

The following summarizes US Airways Group's traffic results for the month, quarter and year-to-date ended September 30, 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 SEPTEMBER 2012 2011 Change Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles (000) Domestic 3,569,085 3,488,198 2.3 % Atlantic 1,142,413 1,145,090 (0.2) % Latin 241,538 232,586 3.8 % Total Mainline Revenue Passenger 4,953,036 4,865,874 1.8 % Miles Mainline Available Seat Miles (000) Domestic 4,212,375 4,142,933 1.7 % Atlantic 1,356,300 1,373,587 (1.3) % Latin 301,803 301,653 - % Total Mainline Available Seat Miles 5,870,478 5,818,173 0.9 % Mainline Load Factor (%) Domestic  84.7 84.2 0.5 pts Atlantic 84.2 83.4 0.8 pts Latin 80.0 77.1 2.9 pts Total Mainline Load Factor 84.4 83.6 0.8 pts Mainline Enplanements Domestic 3,720,812 3,659,448 1.7 % Atlantic 275,163 283,393 (2.9) % Latin 167,718 164,431 2.0 % Total Mainline Enplanements 4,163,693 4,107,272 1.4 % QUARTER TO DATE   2012 2011 Change Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles (000) Domestic 12,016,403 11,707,675 2.6 % Atlantic 3,667,789 3,638,159 0.8 % Latin 1,177,112 1,124,905 4.6 % Total Mainline Revenue Passenger 16,861,304 16,470,739 2.4 % Miles Mainline Available Seat Miles (000) Domestic 13,805,181 13,500,078 2.3 % Atlantic 4,377,812 4,227,804 3.5 % Latin 1,377,023 1,305,484 5.5 % Total Mainline Available Seat Miles 19,560,016 19,033,366 2.8 % Mainline Load Factor (%) Domestic  87.0 86.7 0.3 pts Atlantic 83.8 86.1 (2.3) pts Latin 85.5 86.2 (0.7) pts Total Mainline Load Factor 86.2 86.5 (0.3) pts Mainline Enplanements Domestic 11,968,593 11,779,231 1.6 % Atlantic 895,683 899,639 (0.4) % Latin 875,391 840,968 4.1 % Total Mainline Enplanements 13,739,667 13,519,838 1.6 % YEAR TO DATE 2012 2011 Change Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles (000) Domestic 35,042,042 33,973,495 3.1 % Atlantic 8,577,311 8,495,286 1.0 % Latin 3,945,760 3,831,759 3.0 % Total Mainline Revenue Passenger 47,565,113 46,300,540 2.7 % Miles Mainline Available Seat Miles (000) Domestic 41,092,604 40,029,655 2.7 % Atlantic 10,826,354 10,484,263 3.3 % Latin 4,746,098 4,670,446 1.6 % Total Mainline Available Seat Miles 56,665,056 55,184,364 2.7 % Mainline Load Factor (%) Domestic  85.3 84.9 0.4 pts Atlantic 79.2 81.0 (1.8) pts Latin 83.1 82.0 1.1 pts Total Mainline Load Factor 83.9 83.9 - pts Mainline Enplanements Domestic 35,909,528 34,877,209 3.0 % Atlantic 2,104,319 2,096,337 0.4 % Latin 2,914,261 2,849,168 2.3 % Total Mainline Enplanements 40,928,108 39,822,714 2.8 % Notes:  

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