US Airways Group, Inc. Reports October Traffic

    TEMPE, Ariz., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- US Airways Group, Inc.
 (NYSE:   LCC) today reported October and year-to-date traffic results for
 2007. Revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for the month were 4.9 billion, down
 1.5 percent from October 2006. Capacity was 6.1 billion available seat
 miles (ASMs), down 5.5 percent from October 2006. Passenger load factor set
 a record for the month of October at 80.5 percent, up 3.3 points versus
 October 2006.
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     "Our October consolidated (mainline and Express) passenger revenue per
 available seat mile (PRASM) was up between five and seven percent on a
 year-over-year basis. As we face record-high energy prices, we remain
 optimistic that the industry will maintain its level of capacity discipline
 going forward," said US Airways President Scott Kirby.
     For the month of October 2007, US Airways' mainline domestic on-time
 performance was 75.7 percent with a completion factor of 99.2 percent.
     The following summarizes US Airways Group's traffic results for the
 month and year-to-date ended October 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.
     US Airways Mainline (US Airways and America West combined)
 
 
     OCTOBER
 
                                              2007         2006    % Change
 
     Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
        Domestic                           3,980,894    4,096,955    (2.8)
        Atlantic                             706,018      653,214     8.1
        Latin                                190,136      198,947    (4.4)
        Total Mainline Revenue Passenger
         Miles                             4,877,048    4,949,116    (1.5)
 
     Mainline Available Seat Miles (000)
        Domestic                           4,915,137    5,278,332    (6.9)
        Atlantic                             913,016      854,893     6.8
        Latin                                233,169      279,365   (16.5)
        Total Mainline Available Seat
         Miles                             6,061,322    6,412,590    (5.5)
 
     Mainline Load Factor (%)
        Domestic                                81.0         77.6     3.4  pts
        Atlantic                                77.3         76.4     0.9  pts
        Latin                                   81.5         71.2    10.3  pts
        Total Mainline Load Factor              80.5         77.2     3.3  pts
 
     Mainline Enplanements
        Domestic                           4,369,296    4,391,264    (0.5)
        Atlantic                             178,847      169,104     5.8
        Latin                                160,330      164,503    (2.5)
        Total Mainline Enplanements        4,708,473    4,724,871    (0.3)
 
 
     YEAR TO DATE
                                             2007         2006     % Change
     Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles
      (000)
        Domestic                          41,743,820   41,491,778     0.6
        Atlantic                           6,979,048    6,136,315    13.7
        Latin                              3,260,650    3,379,453    (3.5)
        Total Mainline Revenue Passenger
         Miles                            51,983,518   51,007,546     1.9
 
     Mainline Available Seat Miles (000)
        Domestic                          50,711,870   52,059,085    (2.6)
        Atlantic                           8,929,843    7,777,917    14.8
        Latin                              4,167,361    4,595,849    (9.3)
        Total Mainline Available Seat
         Miles                            63,809,074   64,432,851    (1.0)
 
     Mainline Load Factor (%)
        Domestic                                82.3         79.7     2.6  pts
        Atlantic                                78.2         78.9    (0.7) pts
        Latin                                   78.2         73.5     4.7  pts
        Total Mainline Load Factor              81.5         79.2     2.3  pts
 
     Mainline Enplanements
        Domestic                          44,581,199   43,554,082     2.4
        Atlantic                           1,787,007    1,586,745    12.6
        Latin                              2,657,276    2,773,278    (4.2)
        Total Mainline Enplanements       49,025,482   47,914,105     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)
 
 
     OCTOBER
 
                                              2007        2006   % Change
 
     Express Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
        Domestic                            187,889     207,677    (9.5)
 
     Express Available Seat Miles (000)
        Domestic                            271,837     310,655   (12.5)
 
     Express Load Factor (%)
        Domestic                               69.1        66.9     2.2   pts
 
     Express Enplanements
        Domestic                            694,250     719,271    (3.5)
 
 
     YEAR TO DATE
                                             2007        2006    % Change
 
     Express Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
        Domestic                          1,953,778   2,295,606   (14.9)
 
     Express Available Seat Miles (000)
        Domestic                          2,783,323   3,351,356   (16.9)
 
     Express Load Factor (%)
        Domestic                               70.2        68.5     1.7   pts
 
     Express Enplanements
        Domestic                          6,975,098   7,435,232    (6.2)
 
 
     Notes:
     1) US Airways Express includes data for US Airways' MidAtlantic division
        through May 27, 2006.
     2) Canada is included in domestic results.
 
 
 
     Consolidated US Airways Group, Inc.
 
 
     OCTOBER
 
                                              2007         2006     % Change
 
     Consolidated Revenue Passenger
      Miles (000)
         Domestic                          4,168,783    4,304,632    (3.2)
         Atlantic                            706,018      653,214     8.1
         Latin                               190,136      198,947    (4.4)
         Total Consolidated Revenue
          Passenger Miles                  5,064,937    5,156,793    (1.8)
 
     Consolidated Available Seat Miles
      (000)
         Domestic                          5,186,974    5,588,987    (7.2)
         Atlantic                            913,016      854,893     6.8
         Latin                               233,169      279,365   (16.5)
         Total Consolidated Available
          Seat Miles                       6,333,159    6,723,245    (5.8)
 
     Consolidated Load Factor (%)
         Domestic                               80.4         77.0     3.4  pts
         Atlantic                               77.3         76.4     0.9  pts
         Latin                                  81.5         71.2    10.3  pts
         Total Consolidated Load Factor         80.0         76.7     3.3  pts
 
     Consolidated Enplanements
         Domestic                          5,063,546    5,110,535    (0.9)
         Atlantic                            178,847      169,104     5.8
         Latin                               160,330      164,503    (2.5)
         Total Consolidated Enplanements   5,402,723    5,444,142    (0.8)
 
 
     YEAR TO DATE
                                              2007         2006    % Change
 
     Consolidated Revenue Passenger
      Miles (000)
         Domestic                         43,697,598   43,787,384    (0.2)
         Atlantic                          6,979,048    6,136,315    13.7
         Latin                             3,260,650    3,379,453    (3.5)
         Total Consolidated Revenue
          Passenger Miles                 53,937,296   53,303,152     1.2
 
 
     Consolidated Available Seat Miles
      (000)
         Domestic                         53,495,193   55,410,441    (3.5)
         Atlantic                          8,929,843    7,777,917    14.8
         Latin                             4,167,361    4,595,849    (9.3)
         Total Consolidated Available
          Seat Miles                      66,592,397   67,784,207    (1.8)
 
 
     Consolidated Load Factor (%)
         Domestic                               81.7         79.0     2.7  pts
         Atlantic                               78.2         78.9    (0.7) pts
         Latin                                  78.2         73.5     4.7  pts
         Total Consolidated Load Factor         81.0         78.6     2.4  pts
 
 
     Consolidated Enplanements
         Domestic                         51,556,297   50,989,314     1.1
         Atlantic                          1,787,007    1,586,745    12.6
         Latin                             2,657,276    2,773,278    (4.2)
         Total Consolidated Enplanements  56,000,580   55,349,337     1.2
 
 
     Notes:
     1) Canada, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands are included in the
        domestic results.
     2) Latin numbers include the Caribbean.
     Other Notable Accomplishments
     US Airways is also providing a brief update on notable company
 accomplishments during the month of October:
     -- Completed biannual Department of Defense (DOD) audit required of all
        commercial carriers that provide transportation for military and DOD
        personnel.  The audit confirmed that US Airways meets or exceeds all
        requirements established in 12 operations and maintenance areas.
     -- Announced third quarter profit of $177 million, or $1.87 per share, and
        accrued $55 million year-to-date for the airline's annual employee
        profit sharing program.
     -- Released plans to file for proposed Charlotte, N.C. - Bogota, Colombia
        service when the Department of Transportation formally commences the
        application process.  The proposed route will be US Airways' first
        service to South America.
     US Airways is the fifth largest domestic airline employing more than
 36,000 aviation professionals worldwide. US Airways, US Airways Shuttle and
 US Airways Express operate approximately 3,700 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
 September 30, 2007, which is available at http://www.usairways.com.
 
 

SOURCE US Airways Group, Inc.
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