US Airways Reports Record December Load Factor

TEMPE, Ariz., Jan. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- US Airways Group, Inc. (NYSE: LCC) today announced December, fourth quarter, and full-year 2011 traffic results. Mainline revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for the month were 4.9 billion, up 3.6 percent versus December 2010. Mainline capacity was 6.0 billion available seat miles (ASMs), up 2.2 percent versus December 2010. Mainline passenger load factor was a record 81.9 percent for the month of December, up 1.1 points versus December 2010.

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US Airways' President Scott Kirby said, "Our December consolidated (mainline and Express) passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) increased approximately 11 percent versus the same period last year.

"As we close the calendar year 2011, I would like to thank our 32,000 team members for doing a tremendous job of taking care of our customers during the busy holiday travel period. We finished the year with an outstanding operational performance, including our Company's best December and fourth quarter in on-time, completion factor, baggage handling and departure performance. We look forward to carrying that trend into the New Year."

For the month of December, US Airways' preliminary on-time performance as reported to the U.S. Department of Transportation was 87.8 percent with a completion factor of 99.5 percent.

The following summarizes US Airways Group's traffic results for the month, quarter and full-year ended December 31, 2011 and 2010, 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DECEMBER

 

 

 

 

2011

2010

Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles (000)

 

 

 

 

 

Domestic

3,801,390

3,615,838

5.1

%

 

Atlantic

695,679

697,443

(0.3)

%

 

Latin

413,178

426,695

(3.2)

%

 

Total Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles

4,910,247

4,739,976

3.6

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mainline Available Seat Miles (000)

 

 

 

 

 

Domestic

4,561,746

4,413,843

3.4

%

 

Atlantic

918,754

922,205

(0.4)

%

 

Latin

515,494

531,127

(2.9)

%

 

Total Mainline Available Seat Miles

5,995,994

5,867,175

2.2

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mainline Load Factor (%)

 

 

 

 

 

Domestic 

83.3

81.9

1.4

pts

 

Atlantic

75.7

75.6

0.1

pts

 

Latin

80.2

80.3

(0.1)

pts

 

Total Mainline Load Factor

81.9

80.8

1.1

pts

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mainline Enplanements

 

 

 

 

 

Domestic

3,902,319

3,791,411

2.9

%

 

Atlantic

168,662

172,751

(2.4)

%

 

Latin

301,346

313,389

(3.8)

%

 

Total Mainline Enplanements

4,372,327

4,277,551

2.2

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

QUARTER TO DATE  

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011

2010

Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles (000)

 

 

 

 

 

Domestic

11,114,404

10,946,202

1.5

%

 

Atlantic

2,296,909

2,215,615

3.7

%

 

Latin

1,067,381

1,072,929

(0.5)

%

 

Total Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles

14,478,694

14,234,746

1.7

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mainline Available Seat Miles (000)

 

 

 

 

 

Domestic

13,126,185

13,248,515

(0.9)

%

 

Atlantic

2,969,489

2,846,768

4.3

%

 

Latin

1,323,028

1,330,595

(0.6)

%

 

Total Mainline Available Seat Miles

17,418,702

17,425,878

-

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mainline Load Factor (%)

 

 

 

 

 

Domestic 

84.7

82.6

2.1

pts

 

Atlantic

77.4

77.8

(0.4)

pts

 

Latin

80.7

80.6

0.1

pts

 

Total Mainline Load Factor

83.1

81.7

1.4

pts

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mainline Enplanements

 

 

 

 

 

Domestic

11,785,311

11,652,694

1.1

%

 

Atlantic

564,152

548,770

2.8

%

 

Latin

786,856

798,522

(1.5)

%

 

Total Mainline Enplanements

13,136,319

12,999,986

1.0

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

YEAR TO DATE

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011

2010

Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles (000)

 

 

 

 

 

Domestic

45,087,899

43,868,075

2.8

%

 

Atlantic

10,792,196

10,014,273

7.8

%

 

Latin

4,899,140

5,094,384

(3.8)

%

 

Total Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles

60,779,235

58,976,732

3.1

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mainline Available Seat Miles (000)

 

 

 

 

 

Domestic

53,155,840

52,704,504

0.9

%

 

Atlantic

13,453,752

12,426,467

8.3

%

 

Latin

5,993,474

6,456,734

(7.2)

%

 

Total Mainline Available Seat Miles

72,603,066

71,587,705

1.4

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mainline Load Factor (%)

 

 

 

 

 

Domestic 

84.8

83.2

1.6

pts

 

Atlantic

80.2

80.6

(0.4)

pts

 

Latin

81.7

78.9

2.8

pts

 

Total Mainline Load Factor

83.7

82.4

1.3

pts

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mainline Enplanements

 

 

 

 

 

Domestic

46,662,520

45,569,603

2.4

%

 

Atlantic

2,660,489

2,477,066

7.4

%

 

Latin

3,636,024

3,806,528

(4.5)

%

 

Total Mainline Enplanements

52,959,033

51,853,197

2.1

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:  

 

 

 

 

1)

Canada, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands are included in the domestic results.

 

2)

Latin numbers include the Caribbean.