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US Airways Reports Record October Load Factor

                US Airways Reports Record October Load Factor

PR Newswire

TEMPE, Ariz., Nov. 5, 2012

TEMPE, Ariz., Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --US Airways Group, Inc. (NYSE: LCC)
today announced October and year-to-date 2012 traffic results. Mainline
revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for the month were 5.1 billion, up three
percent versus October 2011. Mainline capacity was 5.9 billion available seat
miles (ASMs), flat versus October 2011.Mainline passenger load factor was a
record 86.2 percent for the month of October, up 2.5 points versus October
2011.

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"Our October consolidated (mainline and Express) passenger revenue per
available seat mile (PRASM) was up approximately three percent versus the same
period last year," said US Airways' President, Scott Kirby. "I would like to
commend our team of 32,000 employees for doing an exceptional job of keeping
our customers, each other and ouraircraft safe during Hurricane Sandy and
working tirelessly to get the airline back up and running in the wake of the
storm.On October 29 and 30, flight operations were halted at our Philadelphia
hub, Washington D.C., Boston, New York City and other East Coast
airports,resulting in nearly 4,200 total flight cancellations. Our team was
well prepared, returning service within days of reopening the airports."

These hurricane-related cancellations drove an October completion factor of
95.8 percent. As reported to the U.S. Department of Transportation, US
Airways' preliminary on-time performance was 83.2 percent for the month of
October. The Company expects to provide an estimate of the financial impact of
Hurricane Sandy in its November traffic release.

The following summarizes US Airways Group's traffic results for the month and
year-to-date ended October 31, 2012 and 2011, 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
OCTOBER
                                        2012        2011        Change
Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
   Domestic                             3,856,978   3,668,707   5.1     %
   Atlantic                             915,366     948,306     (3.5)   %
   Latin                                283,867     294,303     (3.5)   %
   Total Mainline Revenue Passenger     5,056,211   4,911,316   3.0     %
   Miles
Mainline Available Seat Miles (000)
   Domestic                             4,377,582   4,328,155   1.1     %
   Atlantic                             1,142,950   1,170,632   (2.4)   %
   Latin                                346,160     367,372     (5.8)   %
   Total Mainline Available Seat Miles  5,866,692   5,866,159   -       %
Mainline Load Factor (%)
   Domestic                            88.1        84.8        3.3     pts
   Atlantic                             80.1        81.0        (0.9)   pts
   Latin                                82.0        80.1        1.9     pts
   Total Mainline Load Factor           86.2        83.7        2.5     pts
Mainline Enplanements
   Domestic                             4,035,298   3,948,970   2.2     %
   Atlantic                             221,538     235,343     (5.9)   %
   Latin                                206,612     218,391     (5.4)   %
   Total Mainline Enplanements          4,463,448   4,402,704   1.4     %
YEAR TO DATE
                                        2012        2011        Change
Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
   Domestic                             38,898,624  37,642,202  3.3     %
   Atlantic                             9,491,989   9,443,592   0.5     %
   Latin                                4,229,628   4,126,062   2.5     %
   Total Mainline Revenue Passenger     52,620,241  51,211,856  2.8     %
   Miles
Mainline Available Seat Miles (000)
   Domestic                             45,470,186  44,357,810  2.5     %
   Atlantic                             11,969,304  11,654,895  2.7     %
   Latin                                5,092,259   5,037,818   1.1     %
   Total Mainline Available Seat Miles  62,531,749  61,050,523  2.4     %
Mainline Load Factor (%)
   Domestic                            85.5        84.9        0.6     pts
   Atlantic                             79.3        81.0        (1.7)   pts
   Latin                                83.1        81.9        1.2     pts
   Total Mainline Load Factor           84.1        83.9        0.2     pts
Mainline Enplanements
   Domestic                             39,936,330  38,826,179  2.9     %
   Atlantic                             2,331,564   2,331,680   -       %
   Latin                                3,122,848   3,067,559   1.8     %
   Total Mainline Enplanements          45,390,742  44,225,418  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)
OCTOBER
                                           2012      2011      Change
Express Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
   Domestic                                215,664   202,182   6.7    %
Express Available Seat Miles (000)
   Domestic                               275,969   265,474   4.0    %
Express Load Factor (%)
   Domestic                               78.1      76.2      1.9    pts
Express Enplanements
   Domestic                                720,067   697,289   3.3    %
YEAR TO DATE
                                           2012      2011      Change
Express Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
   Domestic                                2,018,695 1,927,875 4.7    %
Express Available Seat Miles (000)
   Domestic                               2,743,902 2,643,781 3.8    %
Express Load Factor (%)
   Domestic                               73.6      72.9      0.7    pts
Express Enplanements
   Domestic                               6,839,765 6,607,040 3.5    %
Notes:
1) Canada is included in domestic results.

Consolidated US Airways Group, Inc.
OCTOBER
                                            2012        2011       Change
Consolidated Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
   Domestic                                 4,072,642   3,870,889  5.2    %
   Atlantic                                 915,366     948,306    (3.5)  %
   Latin                                    283,867     294,303    (3.5)  %
   Total Consolidated Revenue Passenger     5,271,875   5,113,498  3.1    %
   Miles
Consolidated Available Seat Miles (000)
   Domestic                                 4,653,551   4,593,629  1.3    %
   Atlantic                                 1,142,950   1,170,632  (2.4)  %
   Latin                                    346,160     367,372    (5.8)  %
   Total Consolidated Available Seat Miles  6,142,661   6,131,633  0.2    %
Consolidated Load Factor (%)
   Domestic                                 87.5        84.3       3.2    pts
   Atlantic                                 80.1        81.0       (0.9)  pts
   Latin                                    82.0        80.1       1.9    pts
   Total Consolidated Load Factor           85.8        83.4       2.4    pts
Consolidated Enplanements
   Domestic                                 4,755,365   4,646,259  2.3    %
   Atlantic                                 221,538     235,343    (5.9)  %
   Latin                                    206,612     218,391    (5.4)  %
   Total Consolidated Enplanements          5,183,515   5,099,993  1.6    %
YEAR TO DATE
                                            2012        2011       Change
Consolidated Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
   Domestic                                 40,917,319  39,570,077 3.4    %
   Atlantic                                 9,491,989   9,443,592  0.5    %
   Latin                                    4,229,628   4,126,062  2.5    %
   Total Consolidated Revenue Passenger     54,638,936  53,139,731 2.8    %
   Miles
Consolidated Available Seat Miles (000)
   Domestic                                 48,214,088  47,001,591 2.6    %
   Atlantic                                 11,969,304  11,654,895 2.7    %
   Latin                                    5,092,259   5,037,818  1.1    %
   Total Consolidated Available Seat Miles  65,275,651  63,694,304 2.5    %
Consolidated Load Factor (%)
   Domestic                                84.9        84.2       0.7    pts
   Atlantic                                 79.3        81.0       (1.7)  pts
   Latin                                    83.1        81.9       1.2    pts
   Total Consolidated Load Factor           83.7        83.4       0.3    pts
Consolidated Enplanements
   Domestic                                 46,776,095  45,433,219 3.0    %
   Atlantic                                 2,331,564   2,331,680  -      %
   Latin                                    3,122,848   3,067,559  1.8    %
   Total Consolidated Enplanements          52,230,507  50,832,458 2.8    %
Notes:
1) Canada, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands are included in the domestic
   results.
2) Latin numbers include the Caribbean.

US Airways

US Airways, along with US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express, operates
more than 3,000 flights per day and serves 195 communities in the U.S.,
Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Central and South
America. The airline employs more than 32,000 aviation professionals
worldwide, operates the world's largest fleet of Airbus aircraft and is a
member of the Star Alliance network, which offers its customers more than
21,500 daily flights to 1,356 airports in 193 countries. Together with its US
Airways Express partners, the airline serves approximately 80 million
passengers each year and operates hubs in Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia and
Phoenix, and a focus city in Washington, D.C. at Ronald Reagan Washington
National Airport. Aviation Week and Overhaul & Maintenance magazine presented
US Airways with the 2012 Aviation Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) of
the Year Award for demonstrating outstanding achievement and innovation in the
area of technical operations. Military Times Edge magazine named US Airways as
a Best of Vets employer in 2011 and 2012. US Airways was, for the third year
in a row, the only airline included as one of the 50 best companies to work
for in the U.S. by LATINA Style magazine's 50 Report. The airline also earned
a 100 percent rating on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality index for
six consecutive years. The Corporate Equality index is a leading indicator of
companies' attitudes and policies toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and
transgender employees and customers. For more company information visit
usairways.com, follow on Twitter @USAirways or at Facebook.com/USAirways.
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"plan," "project," "could," "should," "would," "continue" and similar terms
used in connection with statements regarding, among others, the outlook,
expected fuel costs, revenue and pricing environment, and expected financial
performance and liquidity position of the Company. Such statements include,
but are not limited to, statements about future financial and operating
results, the Company's plans, objectives, expectations and intentions, and
other statements that are not historical facts. These 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 these
statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the
following: the impact of significant operating losses in the future; downturns
in economic conditions and their impact on passenger demand, booking practices
and related revenues; the impact of the price and availability of fuel and
significant disruptions in the supply of aircraft fuel; competitive practices
in the industry, including the impact of industry consolidation; increased
costs of financing, a reduction in the availability of financing and
fluctuations in interest rates; the Company's high level of fixed obligations
and ability to fund general corporate requirements, obtain additional
financing and respond to competitive developments; any failure to comply with
the liquidity covenants contained in financing arrangements; provisions in
credit card processing and other commercial agreements that may affect the
Company's liquidity; the impact of union disputes, employee strikes and other
labor-related disruptions; the inability to maintain labor costs at
competitive levels; interruptions or disruptions in service at one or more of
the Company's hub airports or focus city; regulatory changes affecting the
allocation of slots; the Company's reliance on third-party regional operators
or third-party service providers; the Company's reliance on and costs, rights
and functionality of third-party distribution channels, including those
provided by global distribution systems, conventional travel agents and online
travel agents; changes in government regulation; the impact of changes to the
Company's business model the loss of key personnel or inability to attract and
retain qualified personnel; the impact of conflicts overseas or terrorist
attacks, and the impact of ongoing security concerns; the Company's ability to
operate and grow its route network; the impact of environmental regulation;
the Company's reliance on technology and automated systems and the impact of
any failure or disruption of, or delay in, these technologies or systems;
costs of ongoing data security compliance requirements and the impact of any
significant data security breach; the impact of any accident involving the
Company's aircraft or the aircraft of its regional operators; delays in
scheduled aircraft deliveries or other loss of anticipated fleet capacity; the
Company's dependence on a limited number of suppliers for aircraft, aircraft
engines and parts; the Company's ability to operate profitably out of
Philadelphia International Airport; the impact of weather conditions and
seasonality of airline travel; the impact of possible future increases in
insurance costs or reductions in available insurance coverage; the impact of
global events that affect travel behavior, such as an outbreak of a contagious
disease; the impact of foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations; the
Company's ability to use NOLs and certain other tax attributes; and other
risks and uncertainties listed from time to time in the Company's reports to
and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). 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. The
Company assumes no obligation to publicly update or supplement any
forward-looking statement to reflect actual results, changes in assumptions or
changes in other factors affecting such estimates other than as required by
law. Additional factors that may affect the future results of the Company are
set forth in the section entitled "Risk Factors" in the Company's Report on
Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2012 and in the Company's other
filings with the SEC, which are available at www.usairways.com. 



SOURCE US Airways

Website: http://www.usairways.com
Contact: Dan Cravens, US Airways, 480-693-5729
 
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