US Airways Group, Inc. Reports March Traffic


09 Apr 2007 [18:34h]     Bookmark and Share


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US Airways Group, Inc. (NYSE: LCC) reported March and year-to-date results for 2007. Revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for the month were 5.6 billion, up 0.2 percent from March 2006.

TEMPE, Ariz.– Capacity was 6.9 billion available seat miles (ASMs), down 0.9 percent from March 2006. The passenger load factor for March was 82.0 percent versus 81.0 percent in March 2006.

US Airways President Scott Kirby said, „From an operational standpoint, we are happy to have the first quarter of 2007 behind us. Two significant ice storms around Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day led to major disruptions in our Philadelphia hub and we created our own problems with a difficult reservation system migration in early March.

„As a result, for the second straight month we experienced a negative impact on revenue, passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) and cost per available seat mile (CASM). However, our March year-over-year consolidated (mainline and Express) PRASM was up over the same period last year. Despite the disruption, we still project a slight profit (excluding special items) for the first quarter.

„Even with all the operational challenges we’ve faced, our employees have done an excellent job taking care of our customers during this difficult period, and, thankfully, we began to see improvements as the quarter came to a close. Our on-time performance in the last week of March, while still not up to our standards, improved significantly compared to the previous weeks of the month. We look forward to carrying this trend into the second quarter and reestablishing our operational reliability to the standards our customers expect and most importantly deserve.“

America West and US Airways report combined operational performance to the Department of Transportation. For the month of March 2007, the combined domestic on-time performance was 55.5 percent with a completion factor of 97.1 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 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 March 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.

    MARCH
                                     2007          2006      % Change
    Consolidated Revenue
     Passenger Miles (000)
      Domestic                    4,711,633     4,689,851       0.5
      Atlantic                      481,397       471,977       2.0
      Latin                         425,811       443,402      (4.0)
      Total Consolidated
       Revenue Passenger Miles    5,618,841     5,605,230       0.2

    Consolidated Available
     Seat Miles (000)
      Domestic                    5,676,228     5,763,654      (1.5)
      Atlantic                      636,800       584,344       9.0
      Latin                         540,439       569,955      (5.2)
      Total Consolidated
       Available Seat Miles       6,853,467     6,917,953      (0.9)

    Consolidated Load Factor (%)
      Domestic                         83.0          81.4       1.6 (pts)
      Atlantic                         75.6          80.8      (5.2)(pts)
      Latin                            78.8          77.8       1.0 (pts)
      Total Consolidated
       Load Factor                     82.0          81.0       1.0 (pts)

    Consolidated Enplanements
      Domestic                    5,505,811     5,524,172      (0.3)
      Atlantic                      120,812       120,667       0.1
      Latin                         333,144       353,446      (5.7)
      Total Consolidated
       Enplanements               5,959,767     5,998,285      (0.6)



    YEAR TO DATE
                                    2007           2006        % Change

    Consolidated Revenue
     Passenger Miles (000)
      Domestic                   12,694,394    12,359,676        2.7
      Atlantic                    1,196,488     1,191,443        0.4
      Latin                       1,111,827     1,140,323       (2.5)
      Total Consolidated
       Revenue Passenger Miles   15,002,709    14,691,442        2.1

    Consolidated Available
     Seat Miles (000)
      Domestic                   16,168,927    16,101,054        0.4
      Atlantic                    1,760,607     1,696,033        3.8
      Latin                       1,489,124     1,580,303       (5.8)
      Total Consolidated
       Available Seat Miles      19,418,658    19,377,390        0.2

    Consolidated Load Factor (%)
      Domestic                         78.5          76.8        1.7 (pts)
      Atlantic                         68.0          70.2       (2.2)(pts)
      Latin                            74.7          72.2        2.5 (pts)
      Total Consolidated
       Load Factor                     77.3          75.8        1.5 (pts)

    Consolidated Enplanements
      Domestic                   14,805,369    14,575,478        1.6
      Atlantic                      303,043       304,276       (0.4)
      Latin                         869,085       907,702       (4.3)
      Total Consolidated
       Enplanements              15,977,497    15,787,456        1.2

    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)

    MARCH
                                     2007          2006        % Change
    Mainline Revenue
     Passenger Miles (000)
      Domestic                    4,494,024     4,411,731        1.9
      Atlantic                      481,397       471,977        2.0
      Latin                         425,811       443,402       (4.0)
      Total Mainline Revenue
       Passenger Miles            5,401,232     5,327,110        1.4

    Mainline Available
     Seat Miles (000)
      Domestic                    5,379,485     5,380,471       (0.0)
      Atlantic                      636,800       584,344        9.0
      Latin                         540,439       569,955       (5.2)
      Total Mainline Available
       Seat Miles                 6,556,724     6,534,770        0.3

    Mainline Load Factor (%)
      Domestic                         83.5          82.0        1.5 (pts)
      Atlantic                         75.6          80.8       (5.2)(pts)
      Latin                            78.8          77.8        1.0 (pts)
      Total Mainline Load Factor       82.4          81.5        0.9 (pts)

    Mainline Enplanements
      Domestic                    4,761,738     4,687,876        1.6
      Atlantic                      120,812       120,667        0.1
      Latin                         333,144       353,446       (5.7)
      Total Mainline
       Enplanements               5,215,694     5,161,989        1.0


    YEAR TO DATE
                                    2007          2006         % Change
    Mainline Revenue
     Passenger Miles (000)
      Domestic                   12,106,756    11,624,955         4.1
      Atlantic                    1,196,488     1,191,443         0.4
      Latin                       1,111,827     1,140,323        (2.5)
      Total Mainline Revenue
       Passenger Miles           14,415,071    13,956,721         3.3

    Mainline Available
     Seat Miles (000)
      Domestic                   15,303,452    14,953,696         2.3
      Atlantic                    1,760,607     1,696,033         3.8
      Latin                       1,489,124     1,580,303        (5.8)
      Total Mainline Available
       Seat Miles                18,553,183    18,230,032         1.8

    Mainline Load Factor (%)
      Domestic                         79.1          77.7         1.4 (pts)
      Atlantic                         68.0          70.2        (2.2)(pts)
      Latin                            74.7          72.2         2.5 (pts)
      Total Mainline Load Factor       77.7          76.6         1.1 (pts)

    Mainline Enplanements
      Domestic                   12,807,241    12,379,812         3.5
      Atlantic                      303,043       304,276        (0.4)
      Latin                         869,085       907,702        (4.3)
      Total Mainline
       Enplanements              13,979,369    13,591,790         2.9

    Notes:
    1)  Canada, Puerto Rico and U.S Virgin Islands are included in the
        domestic results.
    2)  Latin numbers include the Caribbean.



    US Airways Express (Piedmont Airlines, PSA Airlines, US Airways
     MidAtlantic Division)

    MARCH
                                     2007           2006       % Change
    Express Revenue
     Passenger Miles (000)
      Domestic                      217,609       278,120       (21.8)

    Express Available
     Seat Miles (000)
      Domestic                      296,743       383,183       (22.6)

    Express Load Factor (%)
      Domestic                         73.3          72.6         0.7 (pts)

    Express Enplanements
      Domestic                      744,073       836,296       (11.0)


    YEAR TO DATE
                                     2007          2006       % Change
    Express Revenue
     Passenger Miles (000)
      Domestic                      587,638       734,721      (20.0)

    Express Available
     Seat Miles (000)
      Domestic                      865,475     1,147,358      (24.6)

    Express Load Factor (%)
      Domestic                         67.9          64.0        3.9 (pts)

    Express Enplanements
      Domestic                    1,998,128     2,195,666       (9.0)

    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 March:

    *  Combined the airline's maintenance inventory computer systems for both
       the Boeing 767 and Airbus A330 fleets.

    *  Migrated two reservations systems onto one platform (Shares), which
       provides a single system for reservation and airport customer service
       agents.

    *  Neared the halfway point of painting the US Airways fleet in the new
       livery, including the first Airbus A330.

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 www.usairways.com. (LCCT)

                                  SOURCE  US Airways Group, Inc.

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