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US Airways Group, Inc. Reports May Traffic

    TEMPE, Ariz., June 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- US Airways Group, Inc.
 (NYSE:   LCC) today reported May and year-to-date results for 2007. Revenue
 passenger miles (RPMs) for the month were 5.6 billion, up 0.1 percent from
 May 2006. Capacity was 6.8 billion available seat miles (ASMs), down 1.8
 percent from May 2006. The passenger load factor for May was a record 81.5
 percent versus 79.9 percent in May 2006.
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     "Our consolidated (mainline and Express) passenger revenue per
 available seat mile was down in May when compared to the same period last
 year," said US Airways President Scott Kirby. "As we head into the busy
 summer travel season, we are encouraged by improvements in our overall
 operational performance. We believe that the customer service improvements
 recently announced will further enhance our customers' experiences this
 summer."
     America West and US Airways report combined operational performance to
 the Department of Transportation. For the month of May 2007, the combined
 domestic on-time performance was 68.0 percent with a completion factor of
 98.6 percent.
     The following summarizes US Airways Group's traffic results for the
 month and five months ended May 2007 and 2006, 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.
 
     MAY
                                               2007         2006    % Change
 
     Consolidated Revenue Passenger
      Miles (000)
         Domestic                            4,524,608    4,597,373   (1.6)
         Atlantic                              716,269      620,768   15.4
         Latin                                 324,539      339,936   (4.5)
         Total Consolidated Revenue
          Passenger Miles                    5,565,416    5,558,077    0.1
 
     Consolidated Available Seat
      Miles (000)
         Domestic                            5,484,882    5,703,406   (3.8)
         Atlantic                              932,421      801,454   16.3
         Latin                                 413,674      453,242   (8.7)
         Total Consolidated Available Seat
          Miles                              6,830,977    6,958,102   (1.8)
 
     Consolidated Load Factor (%)
         Domestic                                 82.5         80.6    1.9 pts
         Atlantic                                 76.8         77.5   (0.7)pts
         Latin                                    78.5         75.0    3.5 pts
         Total Consolidated Load Factor           81.5         79.9    1.6 pts
 
     Consolidated Enplanements
         Domestic                            5,451,675    5,399,198    1.0
         Atlantic                              181,312      160,448   13.0
         Latin                                 270,807      290,832   (6.9)
         Total Consolidated Enplanements     5,903,794    5,850,478    0.9
 
 
     YEAR TO DATE
                                               2007         2006    % Change
 
     Consolidated Revenue Passenger
      Miles (000)
         Domestic                           21,765,113   21,497,141    1.2
         Atlantic                            2,413,161    2,287,728    5.5
         Latin                               1,847,735    1,921,689   (3.8)
         Total Consolidated Revenue
          Passenger Miles                   26,026,009   25,706,558    1.2
 
 
     Consolidated Available Seat
      Miles (000)
         Domestic                           27,145,743   27,315,007   (0.6)
         Atlantic                            3,324,952    3,065,363    8.5
         Latin                               2,416,134    2,602,003   (7.1)
         Total Consolidated Available Seat
          Miles                             32,886,829   32,982,373   (0.3)
 
 
     Consolidated Load Factor (%)
         Domestic                                 80.2         78.7    1.5 pts
         Atlantic                                 72.6         74.6   (2.0)pts
         Latin                                    76.5         73.9    2.6 pts
         Total Consolidated Load Factor           79.1         77.9    1.2 pts
 
 
     Consolidated Enplanements
         Domestic                           25,608,853   25,299,915    1.2
         Atlantic                              613,453      586,406    4.6
         Latin                               1,470,130    1,557,255   (5.6)
         Total Consolidated Enplanements    27,692,436   27,443,576    0.9
 
 
     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)
 
 
     MAY
                                               2007         2006    % Change
 
     Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
        Domestic                             4,314,596    4,350,492   (0.8)
        Atlantic                               716,269      620,768   15.4
        Latin                                  324,539      339,936   (4.5)
        Total Mainline Revenue Passenger
         Miles                               5,355,404    5,311,196    0.8
 
     Mainline Available Seat Miles (000)
        Domestic                             5,194,049    5,370,610   (3.3)
        Atlantic                               932,421      801,454   16.3
        Latin                                  413,674      453,242   (8.7)
        Total Mainline Available Seat
         Miles                               6,540,144    6,625,306   (1.3)
 
     Mainline Load Factor (%)
        Domestic                                  83.1         81.0    2.1 pts
        Atlantic                                  76.8         77.5   (0.7)pts
        Latin                                     78.5         75.0    3.5 pts
        Total Mainline Load Factor                81.9         80.2    1.7 pts
 
     Mainline Enplanements
        Domestic                             4,689,050    4,593,358    2.1
        Atlantic                               181,312      160,448   13.0
        Latin                                  270,807      290,832   (6.9)
        Total Mainline Enplanements          5,141,169    5,044,638    1.9
 
 
     YEAR TO DATE
                                                2007        2006    % Change
 
     Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
        Domestic                            20,757,832   20,261,510    2.4
        Atlantic                             2,413,161    2,287,728    5.5
        Latin                                1,847,735    1,921,689   (3.8)
        Total Mainline Revenue Passenger
         Miles                              25,018,728   24,470,927    2.2
 
     Mainline Available Seat Miles (000)
        Domestic                            25,699,499   25,492,346    0.8
        Atlantic                             3,324,952    3,065,363    8.5
        Latin                                2,416,134    2,602,003   (7.1)
        Total Mainline Available Seat
         Miles                              31,440,585   31,159,712    0.9
 
     Mainline Load Factor (%)
        Domestic                                  80.8         79.5    1.3 pts
        Atlantic                                  72.6         74.6   (2.0)pts
        Latin                                     76.5         73.9    2.6 pts
        Total Mainline Load Factor                79.6         78.5    1.1 pts
 
     Mainline Enplanements
        Domestic                            22,117,517   21,504,724    2.8
        Atlantic                               613,453      586,406    4.6
        Latin                                1,470,130    1,557,255   (5.6)
        Total Mainline Enplanements         24,201,100   23,648,385    2.3
 
 
     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)
 
 
     MAY
                                                2007        2006    % Change
 
     Express Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
        Domestic                              210,012     246,881   (14.9)
 
     Express Available Seat Miles (000)
        Domestic                              290,833     332,796   (12.6)
 
     Express Load Factor (%)
        Domestic                                 72.2        74.2    (2.0)pts
 
     Express Enplanements
        Domestic                              762,625     805,840    (5.4)
 
 
     YEAR TO DATE
                                                2007       2006    % Change
 
     Express Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
        Domestic                            1,007,281   1,235,631   (18.5)
 
     Express Available Seat Miles (000)
        Domestic                            1,446,244   1,822,661   (20.7)
 
     Express Load Factor (%)
        Domestic                                 69.6        67.8     1.8 pts
 
     Express Enplanements
        Domestic                            3,491,336   3,795,191    (8.0)
 
 
     Notes:
     1) US Airways Express includes data for US Airways' MidAtlantic division
        through May 27, 2006.
     2) Canada is included in domestic results.
     Integration Update
     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 May:
     *  Reached a final transition agreement involving pre-merger America West
        flight crew training instructors represented by the Transportation
        Workers Union (TWU) to the contract covering their pre-merger US
        Airways counterparts.
 
     *  The airline's flight attendant workgroup completed all integration
        training items identified by the FAA to certify as one carrier in
        anticipation for a single operating certificate later this year.
 
     *  92 percent of the former America West aircraft have been painted in the
        new US Airways livery.  Only 10 aircraft remain to be painted with an
        estimated completion date of October 2007.
     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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