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US Airways Group pax up 5%, record load factor in Aug-2013; PRASM up 5%

6-Sep-2013 9:47 AM

US Airways Group reported (05-Sep-2013) the following traffic highlights for Aug-2013: 

  • Passenger enplanements: 5.8 million, +4.7% year-on-year;
    • Domestic: 5.1 million, +5.1%;
    • Tran-Atlantic: 323,909, +5.1%;
    • Latin America: 330,960, -0.9%;
  • Load factor: 87.4%, +0.5 ppt;
    • Domestic: 88.0%, -0.2 ppt;
    • Trans-Atlantic: 85.8%, +2.5 ppts;
    • Latin America: 85.5%, +0.1 ppt. [more - original PR]

US Airways: "Our August consolidated (mainline and Express) passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) increased approximately five percent versus the same period last year. As we wind down the busy summer travel period, I would like to thank our 32,000 team members for doing an outstanding job of taking care of our customers. Despite challenging weather conditions and high load factors, our team delivered phenomenal operating results throughout the summer and we look forward to continuing that trend into the fall," Scott Kirby, President. Source: Company statement, 05-Sep-2013.