US Airways Group, Inc. Reports June Traffic

    TEMPE, Ariz., July 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- US Airways Group, Inc.
 (NYSE:   LCC) today reported June, second quarter and year-to-date traffic
 results for 2007. Revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for the month were 5.9
 billion, up 0.4 percent from June 2006. Capacity was 6.9 billion available
 seat miles (ASMs), down 1.4 percent from June 2006. The passenger load
 factor for June was the highest load factor month in the history of US
 Airways at 85.3 percent versus 83.7 percent in June 2006.
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     US Airways President Scott Kirby said, "Our year-over-year passenger
 revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) has gotten progressively better
 during the second quarter, and we ended the month of June with consolidated
 PRASM (mainline and Express) up slightly over June 2006. Looking forward,
 we see an encouraging revenue environment moving into the third quarter
 due, in part, to stronger year-over-year bookings and improving yield
 trends."
     The airline also reported that its May 2007 PRASM, which was previously
 reported as slightly down when compared to the same period for the prior
 year, was slightly up on a year-over-year basis.
     America West and US Airways report combined operational performance to
 the Department of Transportation. For the month of June 2007, the combined
 domestic on-time performance was 61.6 percent with a completion factor of
 97.2 percent.
     US Airways has updated its guidance in its latest Investor Relations
 Update which is also filed on Form 8-K. To access the report, go to
 http://www.usairways.com and navigate to About US >> Investor Relations >>
 Webcasts, Presentations and Updates >> Investor Relations Guidance.
     The following summarizes US Airways Group's traffic results for June,
 the second quarter and year-to-date results for 2006 and 2007 consisting of
 America West and US Airways mainline operated flights as well as US Airways
 Express operated flights consisting of wholly owned subsidiaries PSA
 Airlines and Piedmont Airlines.
     Consolidated US Airways Group, Inc.
 
     JUNE
 
                                                2007         2006   % Change
 
     Consolidated Revenue Passenger Miles
      (000)
         Domestic                            4,579,352    4,681,952   (2.2)
         Atlantic                              972,804      826,294   17.7
         Latin                                 341,959      359,698   (4.9)
         Total Consolidated Revenue
          Passenger Miles                    5,894,115    5,867,944    0.4
 
     Consolidated Available Seat Miles
      (000)
         Domestic                            5,339,324    5,596,550   (4.6)
         Atlantic                            1,145,793      945,746   21.2
         Latin                                 422,568      464,361   (9.0)
         Total Consolidated Available
          Seat Miles                         6,907,685    7,006,657   (1.4)
 
     Consolidated Load Factor (%)
         Domestic                                 85.8         83.7    2.1 pts
         Atlantic                                 84.9         87.4   (2.5)pts
         Latin                                    80.9         77.5    3.4 pts
         Total Consolidated Load Factor           85.3         83.7    1.6 pts
 
     Consolidated Enplanements
         Domestic                            5,360,472    5,382,882   (0.4)
         Atlantic                              245,958      214,846   14.5
         Latin                                 287,034      305,179   (5.9)
         Total Consolidated Enplanements     5,893,464    5,902,907   (0.2)
 
     QUARTER TO DATE
                                                2007         2006   % Change
 
     Consolidated Revenue Passenger Miles
      (000)
         Domestic                           13,652,082   13,820,195   (1.2)
         Atlantic                            2,187,198    1,922,579   13.8
         Latin                               1,075,199    1,140,287   (5.7)
         Total Consolidated Revenue
          Passenger Miles                   16,914,479   16,883,061    0.2
 
     Consolidated Available Seat Miles
      (000)
         Domestic                           16,316,231   16,811,328   (2.9)
         Atlantic                            2,707,663    2,315,075   17.0
         Latin                               1,349,443    1,485,236   (9.1)
         Total Consolidated Available
          Seat Miles                        20,373,337   20,611,639   (1.2)
 
     Consolidated Load Factor (%)
         Domestic                                 83.7         82.2    1.5 pts
         Atlantic                                 80.8         83.0   (2.2)pts
         Latin                                    79.7         76.8    2.9 pts
         Total Consolidated Load Factor           83.0         81.9    1.1 pts
 
     Consolidated Enplanements
         Domestic                           16,164,276   16,107,319    0.4
         Atlantic                              557,118      496,976   12.1
         Latin                                 886,617      954,732   (7.1)
         Total Consolidated Enplanements    17,608,011   17,559,027    0.3
 
     YEAR TO DATE
                                                2007         2006   % Change
 
     Consolidated Revenue Passenger Miles
      (000)
         Domestic                           26,344,555   26,179,094    0.6
         Atlantic                            3,385,965    3,114,021    8.7
         Latin                               2,189,751    2,281,387   (4.0)
         Total Consolidated Revenue
          Passenger Miles                   31,920,271   31,574,502    1.1
 
     Consolidated Available Seat Miles
      (000)
         Domestic                           32,485,065   32,911,556   (1.3)
         Atlantic                            4,470,746    4,011,109   11.5
         Latin                               2,838,702    3,066,364   (7.4)
         Total Consolidated Available
          Seat Miles                        39,794,513   39,989,029   (0.5)
 
     Consolidated Load Factor (%)
         Domestic                                 81.1         79.5    1.6 pts
         Atlantic                                 75.7         77.6   (1.9)pts
         Latin                                    77.1         74.4    2.7 pts
         Total Consolidated Load Factor           80.2         79.0    1.2 pts
 
     Consolidated Enplanements
         Domestic                           30,964,325   30,682,797    0.9
         Atlantic                              862,303      801,252    7.6
         Latin                               1,759,496    1,862,434   (5.5)
         Total Consolidated Enplanements    33,586,124   33,346,483    0.7
 
     Notes:
     1)  Canada, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands are included in the
         domestic results.
     2)  Latin numbers include the Caribbean.
 
 
 
     US Airways Mainline (US Airways and America West combined)
 
     JUNE
 
                                                2007         2006   % Change
 
     Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles
      (000)
        Domestic                             4,375,554    4,451,597   (1.7)
        Atlantic                               972,804      826,294   17.7
        Latin                                  341,959      359,698   (4.9)
        Total Mainline Revenue Passenger
         Miles                               5,690,317    5,637,589    0.9
 
     Mainline Available Seat Miles (000)
        Domestic                             5,069,215    5,294,597   (4.3)
        Atlantic                             1,145,793      945,746   21.2
        Latin                                  422,568      464,361   (9.0)
        Total Mainline Available Seat
         Miles                               6,637,576    6,704,704   (1.0)
 
     Mainline Load Factor (%)
        Domestic                                  86.3         84.1    2.2 pts
        Atlantic                                  84.9         87.4   (2.5)pts
        Latin                                     80.9         77.5    3.4 pts
        Total Mainline Load Factor                85.7         84.1    1.6 pts
 
     Mainline Enplanements
        Domestic                             4,624,499    4,596,231    0.6
        Atlantic                               245,958      214,846   14.5
        Latin                                  287,034      305,179   (5.9)
        Total Mainline Enplanements          5,157,491    5,116,256    0.8
 
     QUARTER TO DATE
 
 
     Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles
      (000)
        Domestic                            13,028,642   13,088,929   (0.5)
        Atlantic                             2,187,198    1,922,579   13.8
        Latin                                1,075,199    1,140,287   (5.7)
        Total Mainline Revenue Passenger
         Miles                              16,291,039   16,151,795    0.9
 
     Mainline Available Seat Miles (000)
        Domestic                            15,465,397   15,834,072   (2.3)
        Atlantic                             2,707,663    2,315,075   17.0
        Latin                                1,349,443    1,485,236   (9.1)
        Total Mainline Available Seat
         Miles                              19,522,503   19,634,383   (0.6)
 
     Mainline Load Factor (%)
        Domestic                                  84.2         82.7    1.5 pts
        Atlantic                                  80.8         83.0   (2.2)pts
        Latin                                     79.7         76.8    2.9 pts
        Total Mainline Load Factor                83.4         82.3    1.1 pts
 
     Mainline Enplanements
        Domestic                            13,935,095   13,721,143    1.6
        Atlantic                               557,118      496,976   12.1
        Latin                                  886,617      954,732   (7.1)
        Total Mainline Enplanements         15,378,830   15,172,851    1.4
 
     YEAR TO DATE
                                                2007        2006    % Change
 
     Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles
      (000)
        Domestic                            25,133,476   24,713,107    1.7
        Atlantic                             3,385,965    3,114,021    8.7
        Latin                                2,189,751    2,281,387   (4.0)
        Total Mainline Revenue Passenger
         Miles                              30,709,192   30,108,515    2.0
 
     Mainline Available Seat Miles (000)
        Domestic                            30,768,713   30,786,942   (0.1)
        Atlantic                             4,470,746    4,011,109   11.5
        Latin                                2,838,702    3,066,364   (7.4)
        Total Mainline Available Seat
         Miles                              38,078,161   37,864,415    0.6
 
     Mainline Load Factor (%)
        Domestic                                  81.7         80.3    1.4 pts
        Atlantic                                  75.7         77.6   (1.9)pts
        Latin                                     77.1         74.4    2.7 pts
        Total Mainline Load Factor                80.6         79.5    1.1 pts
 
     Mainline Enplanements
        Domestic                            26,737,016   26,100,955    2.4
        Atlantic                               862,303      801,252    7.6
        Latin                                1,759,496    1,862,434   (5.5)
        Total Mainline Enplanements         29,358,815   28,764,641    2.1
 
     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, US Airways
     MidAtlantic Division)
 
     JUNE
 
                                               2007        2006    % Change
 
     Express Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
        Domestic                              203,798     230,355   (11.5)
 
     Express Available Seat Miles (000)
        Domestic                              270,109     301,953   (10.5)
 
     Express Load Factor (%)
        Domestic                                 75.5        76.3    (0.8)pts
 
     Express Enplanements
        Domestic                              735,973     786,651    (6.4)
 
     QUARTER TO DATE
                                               2007        2006     % Change
 
     Express Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
        Domestic                              623,440     731,266   (14.7)
 
     Express Available Seat Miles (000)
        Domestic                              850,834     977,256   (12.9)
 
     Express Load Factor (%)
        Domestic                                 73.3        74.8    (1.5)pts
 
     Express Enplanements
        Domestic                            2,229,181   2,386,176    (6.6)
 
     YEAR TO DATE
                                              2007        2006     % Change
 
     Express Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
        Domestic                            1,211,079   1,465,987   (17.4)
 
     Express Available Seat Miles (000)
        Domestic                            1,716,352   2,124,614   (19.2)
 
     Express Load Factor (%)
        Domestic                                 70.6        69.0     1.6 pts
 
     Express Enplanements
        Domestic                            4,227,309   4,581,842    (7.7)
 
     Notes:
     1) US Airways Express includes data for US Airways' MidAtlantic division
        through May 27, 2006.
     2) Canada is included in domestic results.
     Other Notable Accomplishments
     US Airways is also providing a brief update on the integration process
 between US Airways and America West. Listed below are major accomplishments
 or announcements from the month of June:
     -- Announced a replacement aircraft order with Airbus S.A.S. for 60 A320
        family narrowbody airplanes and 32 A330 and A350 widebody aircraft.
     -- Hired approximately 1,000 additional airport employees, which the
        airline announced earlier this year.
     -- Inaugurated new service from Philadelphia to Brussels and Zurich,
        rounding out the airline's European presence to 19 cities in 12
        countries.
     -- Began installing the first wave of the 600 replacement kiosks primarily
        throughout the airline's East Coast operation.
     -- Held the second annual US Airways Chairman's Awards, which honored more
        than 200 employees for services above and beyond their normal call of
        duty.
     US Airways is the fifth largest domestic airline employing nearly
 36,000 aviation professionals worldwide. US Airways, US Airways Shuttle and
 US Airways Express operate approximately 3,800 flights per day and serve
 more than 230 communities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Caribbean and
 Latin America. The new US Airways -- the product of a merger between
 America West and US Airways in September 2005 -- is a member of the Star
 Alliance network, which offers our customers 16,000 daily flights to 855
 destinations in 155 countries worldwide. This press release and additional
 information on US Airways can be found at http://www.usairways.com. (LCCT)
     FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
     Certain of the statements contained herein should be considered
 "forward- looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities
 Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements may be
 identified by words such as "may," "will," "expect," "intend," "indicate,"
 "anticipate," "believe," "forecast," "estimate," "plan," "guidance,"
 "outlook," "could," "should," "continue" and similar terms used in
 connection with statements regarding the outlook of US Airways Group, Inc.
 (the "Company"). Such statements include, but are not limited to,
 statements about expected fuel costs, the revenue and pricing environment,
 the Company's expected financial performance and operations, future
 financing plans and needs, overall economic conditions and the benefits of
 the business combination transaction involving America West Holdings
 Corporation and US Airways Group, including future financial and operating
 results and the combined companies' plans, objectives, expectations and
 intentions. Other forward-looking statements that do not relate solely to
 historical facts include, without limitation, statements that discuss the
 possible future effects of current known trends or uncertainties or which
 indicate that the future effects of known trends or uncertainties cannot be
 predicted, guaranteed or assured. Such statements are based upon the
 current beliefs and expectations of the Company's management and are
 subject to significant risks and uncertainties that could cause the
 Company's actual results and financial position to differ materially from
 the Company's expectations. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are
 not limited to, the following: the impact of high fuel costs, significant
 disruptions in the supply of aircraft fuel and further significant
 increases to fuel prices; our high level of fixed obligations and our
 ability to obtain and maintain financing for operations and other purposes;
 our ability to achieve the synergies anticipated as a result of the merger
 and to achieve those synergies in a timely manner; our ability to integrate
 the management, operations and labor groups of US Airways Group and America
 West Holdings; labor costs and relations with unionized employees generally
 and the impact and outcome of labor negotiations; the impact of global
 instability, including the current instability in the Middle East, the
 continuing impact of the military presence in Iraq and Afghanistan and the
 terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and the potential impact of future
 hostilities, terrorist attacks, infectious disease outbreaks or other
 global events that affect travel behavior; reliance on automated systems
 and the impact of any failure or disruption of these systems; the impact of
 future significant operating losses; changes in prevailing interest rates;
 our ability to obtain and maintain commercially reasonable terms with
 vendors and service providers and our reliance on those vendors and service
 providers; security-related and insurance costs; changes in government
 legislation and regulation; our ability to use pre-merger NOLs and certain
 other tax attributes; competitive practices in the industry, including
 significant fare restructuring activities, capacity reductions and in court
 or out of court restructuring by major airlines; continued existence of
 prepetition liabilities; interruptions or disruptions in service at one or
 more of our hub airports; weather conditions; our ability to obtain and
 maintain any necessary financing for operations and other purposes; our
 ability to maintain adequate liquidity; our ability to maintain contracts
 that are critical to our operations; our ability to operate pursuant to the
 terms of our financing facilities (particularly the financial covenants);
 our ability to attract and retain customers; the cyclical nature of the
 airline industry; our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel;
 economic conditions; and other risks and uncertainties listed from time to
 time in our reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission. There may be
 other factors not identified above of which the Company is not currently
 aware that may affect matters discussed in the forward-looking statements,
 and may also cause actual results to differ materially from those
 discussed. All forward-looking statements are based on information
 currently available to the Company. The Company assumes no obligation to
 publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement to reflect actual
 results, changes in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting such
 estimates. Additional factors that may affect the future results of the
 Company are set forth in the section entitled "Risk Factors" in the
 Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31,
 2007, which is available at http://www.usairways.com.
     -LCC-
 
 

SOURCE US Airways Group, Inc.
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