US Airways Group, Inc. Reports September Traffic

US Airways Group, Inc. (NYSE: LCC) reported September, third quarter, and year-to-date traffic results for 2007.

08.10.07

Revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for the month were 4.7 billion, up 2.3 percent from September 2006. Capacity was 6.0 billion available seat miles (ASMs), down 4.8 percent from September 2006. Passenger load factor for the month of September was 78.1 percent versus 72.7 percent in September 2006.

"For the second consecutive month, our consolidated (mainline and Express) passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) was up over five percent on a year-over-year basis. The fourth quarter is showing continued signs of strong bookings on a robust fare base and we have not seen any indication of diminished demand. In addition, we continue to make significant progress in our operation and have seen sequential improvement over the past several months, with September on-time performance over 80 percent, our best month since May 2006," said US Airways President Scott Kirby.

The following summarizes US Airways Group's traffic results for the month, quarter and nine months ended September 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)

SEPTEMBER

2007 2006 % Change
Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
Domestic 3,614,490 3,671,026 (1.5)
Atlantic 891,911 736,576 21.1
Latin 179,765 173,598 3.6
Total Mainline Revenue Passenger
Miles 4,686,166 4,581,200 2.3

Mainline Available Seat Miles (000)
Domestic 4,614,235 5,068,868 (9.0)
Atlantic 1,139,404 941,208 21.1
Latin 245,737 289,026 (15.0)
Total Mainline Available Seat
Miles 5,999,376 6,299,102 (4.8)

Mainline Load Factor (%)
Domestic 78.3 72.4 5.9 pts
Atlantic 78.3 78.3 0.0 pts
Latin 73.2 60.1 13.1 pts
Total Mainline Load Factor 78.1 72.7 5.4 pts




Mainline Enplanements
Domestic 3,939,203 3,868,386 1.8
Atlantic 225,803 191,055 18.2
Latin 148,378 141,794 4.6
Total Mainline Enplanements 4,313,384 4,201,235 2.7



QUARTER TO DATE

Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
Domestic 12,628,242 12,681,716 (0.4)
Atlantic 2,885,356 2,369,080 21.8
Latin 880,311 899,118 (2.1)
Total Mainline Revenue Passenger
Miles 16,393,909 15,949,914 2.8

Mainline Available Seat Miles (000)
Domestic 15,027,038 15,993,808 (6.0)
Atlantic 3,544,289 2,911,916 21.7
Latin 1,095,490 1,250,120 (12.4)
Total Mainline Available Seat
Miles 19,666,817 20,155,844 (2.4)

Mainline Load Factor (%)
Domestic 84.0 79.3 4.7 pts
Atlantic 81.4 81.4 0.0 pts
Latin 80.4 71.9 8.5 pts
Total Mainline Load Factor 83.4 79.1 4.3 pts

Mainline Enplanements
Domestic 13,489,249 13,061,863 3.3
Atlantic 738,834 616,389 19.9
Latin 733,784 746,341 (1.7)
Total Mainline Enplanements 14,961,867 14,424,593 3.7



YEAR TO DATE
2007 2006 % Change

Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
Domestic 37,762,151 37,394,822 1.0
Atlantic 6,273,047 5,483,101 14.4
Latin 3,070,505 3,180,506 (3.5)
Total Mainline Revenue Passenger
Miles 47,105,703 46,058,429 2.3

Mainline Available Seat Miles (000)
Domestic 45,794,924 46,780,752 (2.1)
Atlantic 8,016,826 6,923,025 15.8
Latin 3,934,192 4,316,484 (8.9)
Total Mainline Available Seat
Miles 57,745,942 58,020,261 (0.5)

Mainline Load Factor (%)
Domestic 82.5 79.9 2.6 pts
Atlantic 78.2 79.2 (1.0) pts
Latin 78.0 73.7 4.3 pts
Total Mainline Load Factor 81.6 79.4 2.2 pts

Mainline Enplanements
Domestic 40,216,227 39,162,818 2.7
Atlantic 1,605,124 1,417,641 13.2
Latin 2,495,782 2,608,775 (4.3)



Total Mainline Enplanements 44,317,133 43,189,234 2.6


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)

SEPTEMBER

2007 2006 % Change

Express Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
Domestic 174,205 183,665 (5.2)

Express Available Seat Miles (000)
Domestic 264,209 296,574 (10.9)

Express Load Factor (%)
Domestic 65.9 61.9 4.0 pts

Express Enplanements
Domestic 644,441 632,070 2.0



QUARTER TO DATE
2007 2006 % Change

Express Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
Domestic 554,810 621,942 (10.8)

Express Available Seat Miles (000)
Domestic 795,133 916,087 (13.2)

Express Load Factor (%)
Domestic 69.8 67.9 1.9 pts

Express Enplanements
Domestic 2,053,538 2,134,119 (3.8)



YEAR TO DATE
2007 2006 % Change

Express Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
Domestic 1,765,889 2,087,929 (15.4)

Express Available Seat Miles (000)
Domestic 2,511,485 3,040,702 (17.4)

Express Load Factor (%)
Domestic 70.3 68.7 1.6 pts

Express Enplanements
Domestic 6,280,847 6,715,961 (6.5)



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.

SEPTEMBER

2007 2006 % Change

Consolidated Revenue Passenger
Miles (000)
Domestic 3,788,695 3,854,691 (1.7)
Atlantic 891,911 736,576 21.1
Latin 179,765 173,598 3.6
Total Consolidated Revenue
Passenger Miles 4,860,371 4,764,865 2.0

Consolidated Available Seat Miles
(000)
Domestic 4,878,444 5,365,442 (9.1)
Atlantic 1,139,404 941,208 21.1
Latin 245,737 289,026 (15.0)
Total Consolidated Available
Seat Miles 6,263,585 6,595,676 (5.0)

Consolidated Load Factor (%)
Domestic 77.7 71.8 5.9 pts
Atlantic 78.3 78.3 - pts
Latin 73.2 60.1 13.1 pts
Total Consolidated Load Factor 77.6 72.2 5.4 pts

Consolidated Enplanements
Domestic 4,583,644 4,500,456 1.8
Atlantic 225,803 191,055 18.2
Latin 148,378 141,794 4.6
Total Consolidated Enplanements 4,957,825 4,833,305 2.6



QUARTER TO DATE
2007 2006 % Change

Consolidated Revenue Passenger
Miles (000)
Domestic 13,183,052 13,303,658 (0.9)
Atlantic 2,885,356 2,369,080 21.8
Latin 880,311 899,118 (2.1)
Total Consolidated Revenue
Passenger Miles 16,948,719 16,571,856 2.3


Consolidated Available Seat Miles
(000)
Domestic 15,822,171 16,909,895 (6.4)
Atlantic 3,544,289 2,911,916 21.7
Latin 1,095,490 1,250,120 (12.4)
Total Consolidated Available
Seat Miles 20,461,950 21,071,931 (2.9)


Consolidated Load Factor (%)



Domestic 83.3 78.7 4.6 pts
Atlantic 81.4 81.4 - pts
Latin 80.4 71.9 8.5 pts
Total Consolidated Load Factor 82.8 78.6 4.2 pts


Consolidated Enplanements
Domestic 15,542,787 15,195,982 2.3
Atlantic 738,834 616,389 19.9
Latin 733,784 746,341 (1.7)
Total Consolidated Enplanements 17,015,405 16,558,712 2.8



YEAR TO DATE
2007 2006 % Change

Consolidated Revenue Passenger Miles
(000)
Domestic 39,528,040 39,482,751 0.1
Atlantic 6,273,047 5,483,101 14.4
Latin 3,070,505 3,180,506 (3.5)
Total Consolidated Revenue
Passenger Miles 48,871,592 48,146,358 1.5


Consolidated Available Seat Miles
(000)
Domestic 48,306,409 49,821,454 (3.0)
Atlantic 8,016,826 6,923,025 15.8
Latin 3,934,192 4,316,484 (8.9)
Total Consolidated Available
Seat Miles 60,257,427 61,060,963 (1.3)


Consolidated Load Factor (%)
Domestic 81.8 79.2 2.6 pts
Atlantic 78.2 79.2 (1.0) pts
Latin 78.0 73.7 4.3 pts
Total Consolidated Load Factor 81.1 78.8 2.3 pts


Consolidated Enplanements
Domestic 46,497,074 45,878,779 1.3
Atlantic 1,605,124 1,417,641 13.2
Latin 2,495,782 2,608,775 (4.3)
Total Consolidated Enplanements 50,597,980 49,905,195 1.4


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

America West and US Airways report combined operational performance to the Department of Transportation. For the month of September 2007, the combined domestic on-time performance was 80.2 percent with a completion factor of 99.2 percent.

Other Notable Accomplishments

US Airways is also providing a brief update on notable company accomplishments during the month of September:


Marked a significant milestone by obtaining a single operating certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The single certificate allows the airline to operate as one US Airways with one set of policies, procedures, computer systems, maintenance and flight control systems.
Awarded the right to fly the first ever route between Philadelphia and the Chinese capital city of Beijing by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). The daily service to China will begin in 2009 with wide-body Airbus A340 aircraft configured to seat 269 (42 Envoy and 227 economy). The flight will originate at the airline's hub in Charlotte, N.C.
Broke ground for airline's new, 72,000-square foot state-of-the-art operations control center near Pittsburgh International Airport. The new facility will accommodate 600 employees, with completion slated for early 2009.
Celebrated the debut of two newly painted NFL themed airplanes with the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Carolina Panthers.

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 usairways.com. (LCCT)


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