US Airways Traffic Up 15.8 Percent for March

Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from US Airways

    ARLINGTON, Va., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- US Airways reported today that
 revenue passenger miles for March 2001 were up 15.8 percent compared to March
 2000, while available seat miles for the month increased 10.3 percent.  The
 passenger load factor for the month was 73.4 percent, an increase of 3.5
 percentage points compared to March 2000.
     For the first quarter of 2001, revenue passenger miles were up 17.1
 percent compared to the same period in 2000, while available seat miles were
 up 13.3 percent year-over-year.  The passenger load factor for the period was
 66.2 percent, an increase of 2.1 percentage points compared to 2000.
     The four wholly owned subsidiaries of US Airways Group, Inc. -- Allegheny
 Airlines, Inc.; Piedmont Airlines, Inc.; Potomac Air; and PSA Airlines, Inc.
 -- reported that revenue passenger miles for March were down 6.1 percent
 compared to March 2000, while available seat miles for the month were down 8.3
 percent.  The passenger load factor for the month was 56.8 percent, an
 increase of 1.3 percentage points compared to March 2000.
     For the first quarter of 2001, US Airways Express revenue passenger miles
 were down 3.5 percent compared to the same period in 2000, while available
 seat miles were up 2.6 percent.  The passenger load factor for the period was
 51.2 percent, a decrease of 0.5 percentage points from 2000.
 
 
                                  US AIRWAYS, INC.
                            SELECTED TRAFFIC STATISTICS
 
                                    March            March           Percent
                                     2001             2000           Change
 
     Revenue Passenger
       Miles (000):
     Domestic*                     3,680,003       3,326,462          10.6
     International*                  717,252         470,179          52.5
     Total -- Scheduled Service    4,397,256       3,796,641          15.8
     Total (Including Charter)     4,401,735       3,802,843          15.7
 
 
     Available Seat
       Miles (000):
     Domestic*                     5,097,954       4,859,310           4.9
     International*                  895,505         574,672          55.8
     Total - Scheduled Service     5,993,459       5,433,982          10.3
     Total (Including Charter)     5,998,623       5,441,563          10.2
 
 
     Passengers Boarded*           5,435,440       5,113,118           6.3
     System Load Factor*                73.4            69.9           3.5
     Average Passenger Journey*        809.0           742.5           9.0
 
     * scheduled service
 
     NOTE:  Numbers may not add or calculate due to rounding
 
 
                                  US AIRWAYS, INC.
                                 FIRST QUARTER 2001
 
                                 January-March   January-March       Percent
                                     2001            2000            Change
 
     Revenue Passenger
       Miles (000):
     Domestic*                     9,647,950       8,568,337          12.6
     International*                1,755,096       1,166,846          50.4
     Total -- Scheduled Service   11,403,045       9,735,183          17.1
     Total (Including Charter)    11,413,169       9,750,822          17.0
 
 
     Available Seat
       Miles (000):
     Domestic*                    14,683,732      13,528,564           8.5
     International*                2,549,999       1,676,857          52.1
     Total -- Scheduled Service   17,233,731      15,205,421          13.3
     Total (Including Charter)    17,245,165      15,225,635          13.3
 
 
     Passengers Boarded*          14,192,984      13,183,522           7.7
     System Load Factor*                66.2            64.0           2.1
     Average Passenger Journey*        803.4           738.4           8.8
 
     * scheduled service
 
     NOTE:  Numbers may not add or calculate due to rounding
 
 
                                US AIRWAYS EXPRESS**
                            SELECTED TRAFFIC STATISTICS
 
                                      March           March          Percent
                                       2001           2000           Change
 
     Revenue Passenger
       Miles (000)                   120,947         128,811          (6.1)
     Available Seat
       Miles (000)                   213,000         232,202          (8.3)
     Passengers Boarded*             555,735         580,528          (4.3)
     System Load Factor*                56.8            55.5           1.3
     Average Passenger Journey         217.6           221.9          (1.9)
 
 
                                US AIRWAYS EXPRESS**
                                 FIRST QUARTER 2001
 
                                  January-March   January-March      Percent
                                       2001           2000           Change
 
     Revenue Passenger
       Miles (000)                   322,230         333,954         (3.5)
     Available Seat
       Miles (000)                   629,955         646,592         (2.6)
     Passengers Boarded*           1,479,241       1,513,592         (2.3)
     System Load Factor*                51.2            51.6         (0.5)
     Average Passenger Journey         217.8           220.6         (1.3)
 
     * scheduled service
 
     ** Allegheny Airlines, Inc., Piedmont Airlines, Inc., and PSA Airlines,
        Inc
 
     NOTE:  Numbers may not add or calculate due to rounding
 
 

SOURCE US Airways
    ARLINGTON, Va., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- US Airways reported today that
 revenue passenger miles for March 2001 were up 15.8 percent compared to March
 2000, while available seat miles for the month increased 10.3 percent.  The
 passenger load factor for the month was 73.4 percent, an increase of 3.5
 percentage points compared to March 2000.
     For the first quarter of 2001, revenue passenger miles were up 17.1
 percent compared to the same period in 2000, while available seat miles were
 up 13.3 percent year-over-year.  The passenger load factor for the period was
 66.2 percent, an increase of 2.1 percentage points compared to 2000.
     The four wholly owned subsidiaries of US Airways Group, Inc. -- Allegheny
 Airlines, Inc.; Piedmont Airlines, Inc.; Potomac Air; and PSA Airlines, Inc.
 -- reported that revenue passenger miles for March were down 6.1 percent
 compared to March 2000, while available seat miles for the month were down 8.3
 percent.  The passenger load factor for the month was 56.8 percent, an
 increase of 1.3 percentage points compared to March 2000.
     For the first quarter of 2001, US Airways Express revenue passenger miles
 were down 3.5 percent compared to the same period in 2000, while available
 seat miles were up 2.6 percent.  The passenger load factor for the period was
 51.2 percent, a decrease of 0.5 percentage points from 2000.
 
 
                                  US AIRWAYS, INC.
                            SELECTED TRAFFIC STATISTICS
 
                                    March            March           Percent
                                     2001             2000           Change
 
     Revenue Passenger
       Miles (000):
     Domestic*                     3,680,003       3,326,462          10.6
     International*                  717,252         470,179          52.5
     Total -- Scheduled Service    4,397,256       3,796,641          15.8
     Total (Including Charter)     4,401,735       3,802,843          15.7
 
 
     Available Seat
       Miles (000):
     Domestic*                     5,097,954       4,859,310           4.9
     International*                  895,505         574,672          55.8
     Total - Scheduled Service     5,993,459       5,433,982          10.3
     Total (Including Charter)     5,998,623       5,441,563          10.2
 
 
     Passengers Boarded*           5,435,440       5,113,118           6.3
     System Load Factor*                73.4            69.9           3.5
     Average Passenger Journey*        809.0           742.5           9.0
 
     * scheduled service
 
     NOTE:  Numbers may not add or calculate due to rounding
 
 
                                  US AIRWAYS, INC.
                                 FIRST QUARTER 2001
 
                                 January-March   January-March       Percent
                                     2001            2000            Change
 
     Revenue Passenger
       Miles (000):
     Domestic*                     9,647,950       8,568,337          12.6
     International*                1,755,096       1,166,846          50.4
     Total -- Scheduled Service   11,403,045       9,735,183          17.1
     Total (Including Charter)    11,413,169       9,750,822          17.0
 
 
     Available Seat
       Miles (000):
     Domestic*                    14,683,732      13,528,564           8.5
     International*                2,549,999       1,676,857          52.1
     Total -- Scheduled Service   17,233,731      15,205,421          13.3
     Total (Including Charter)    17,245,165      15,225,635          13.3
 
 
     Passengers Boarded*          14,192,984      13,183,522           7.7
     System Load Factor*                66.2            64.0           2.1
     Average Passenger Journey*        803.4           738.4           8.8
 
     * scheduled service
 
     NOTE:  Numbers may not add or calculate due to rounding
 
 
                                US AIRWAYS EXPRESS**
                            SELECTED TRAFFIC STATISTICS
 
                                      March           March          Percent
                                       2001           2000           Change
 
     Revenue Passenger
       Miles (000)                   120,947         128,811          (6.1)
     Available Seat
       Miles (000)                   213,000         232,202          (8.3)
     Passengers Boarded*             555,735         580,528          (4.3)
     System Load Factor*                56.8            55.5           1.3
     Average Passenger Journey         217.6           221.9          (1.9)
 
 
                                US AIRWAYS EXPRESS**
                                 FIRST QUARTER 2001
 
                                  January-March   January-March      Percent
                                       2001           2000           Change
 
     Revenue Passenger
       Miles (000)                   322,230         333,954         (3.5)
     Available Seat
       Miles (000)                   629,955         646,592         (2.6)
     Passengers Boarded*           1,479,241       1,513,592         (2.3)
     System Load Factor*                51.2            51.6         (0.5)
     Average Passenger Journey         217.8           220.6         (1.3)
 
     * scheduled service
 
     ** Allegheny Airlines, Inc., Piedmont Airlines, Inc., and PSA Airlines,
        Inc
 
     NOTE:  Numbers may not add or calculate due to rounding
 
 SOURCE    US Airways