US Airways Reports Record November Load Factor

                US Airways Reports Record November Load Factor

PR Newswire

TEMPE, Ariz., Dec. 5, 2012

TEMPE, Ariz., Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --US Airways Group, Inc. (NYSE: LCC)
today announced November and year-to-date 2012 traffic results. Mainline
revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for the month were 4.8 billion, up 4.0 percent
versus November 2011. Mainline capacity was 5.7 billion available seat miles
(ASMs), up 2.5 percent versus November 2011.Mainline passenger load factor
was a record 85.1 percent for the month of November, up 1.3 points versus
November 2011.

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As previously disclosed, given the effects on travel in the Northeast
resulting from Hurricane Sandy, the Company estimates that November PRASM was
negatively impacted by approximately 2 percentage points and November earnings
by approximately $20 million. Bookings have since returned to normal levels.

US Airways' President Scott Kirby said, "Our November consolidated (mainline
and Express) passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) was flat versus
the same period last year. As we begin the busy holiday travel season, I would
like to thank our 32,000 employees for delivering outstanding service to our
customers. Despite record load factors during the week of Thanksgiving, our
team delivered stellar operating results, including record-setting performance
in on-time arrival rate, baggage handling, and completion factor."

As reported to the U.S. Department of Transportation, US Airways' preliminary
on-time performance was 88.1 percent for the month of November with a
completion factor of 98.9 percent.

The following summarizes US Airways Group's traffic results for the month and
year-to-date ended November 30, 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
NOVEMBER
                                          2012        2011        Change
Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
    Domestic                              3,876,316   3,644,308   6.4     %
    Atlantic                              598,775     652,924     (8.3)   %
    Latin                                 370,029     359,900     2.8     %
    Total Mainline Revenue Passenger      4,845,120   4,657,132   4.0     %
    Miles
Mainline Available Seat Miles (000)
    Domestic                              4,449,505   4,236,284   5.0     %
    Atlantic                              785,650     880,103     (10.7)  %
    Latin                                 458,981     440,162     4.3     %
    Total Mainline Available Seat Miles   5,694,136   5,556,549   2.5     %
Mainline Load Factor (%)
    Domestic                             87.1        86.0        1.1     pts
    Atlantic                              76.2        74.2        2.0     pts
    Latin                                 80.6        81.8        (1.2)   pts
    Total Mainline Load Factor            85.1        83.8        1.3     pts
Mainline Enplanements
    Domestic                              4,075,521   3,934,022   3.6     %
    Atlantic                              144,986     160,147     (9.5)   %
    Latin                                 266,056     267,119     (0.4)   %
    Total Mainline Enplanements           4,486,563   4,361,288   2.9     %
YEAR TO DATE
                                          2012        2011        Change
Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
    Domestic                              42,774,720  41,286,509  3.6     %
    Atlantic                              10,090,638  10,096,517  (0.1)   %
    Latin                                 4,599,649   4,485,962   2.5     %
    Total Mainline Revenue Passenger      57,465,007  55,868,988  2.9     %
    Miles
Mainline Available Seat Miles (000)
    Domestic                              49,919,687  48,594,094  2.7     %
    Atlantic                              12,754,954  12,534,998  1.8     %
    Latin                                 5,551,240   5,477,980   1.3     %
    Total Mainline Available Seat Miles   68,225,881  66,607,072  2.4     %
Mainline Load Factor (%)
    Domestic                             85.7        85.0        0.7     pts
    Atlantic                              79.1        80.5        (1.4)   pts
    Latin                                 82.9        81.9        1.0     pts
    Total Mainline Load Factor            84.2        83.9        0.3     pts
Mainline Enplanements
    Domestic                              44,004,728  42,760,201  2.9     %
    Atlantic                              2,480,987   2,491,827   (0.4)   %
    Latin                                 3,391,153   3,334,678   1.7     %
    Total Mainline Enplanements           49,876,868  48,586,706  2.7     %
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)
NOVEMBER
                                      2012      2011      Change
Express Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
               Domestic               215,760   188,880   14.2   %
Express Available Seat Miles (000)
               Domestic              276,077   252,723   9.2    %
Express Load Factor (%)
               Domestic              78.2      74.7      3.5    pts
Express Enplanements
               Domestic               716,376   654,109   9.5    %
YEAR TO DATE
                                      2012      2011      Change
Express Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
               Domestic               2,234,450 2,116,755 5.6    %
Express Available Seat Miles (000)
               Domestic              3,019,980 2,896,504 4.3    %
Express Load Factor (%)
               Domestic              74.0      73.1      0.9    pts
Express Enplanements
               Domestic              7,556,127 7,261,149 4.1    %
Notes:
1) Canada is included in domestic results.



Consolidated US Airways Group, Inc.
NOVEMBER
                                             2012        2011       Change
Consolidated Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
   Domestic                                  4,092,076   3,833,188  6.8    %
   Atlantic                                  598,775     652,924    (8.3)  %
   Latin                                     370,029     359,900    2.8    %
   Total Consolidated Revenue Passenger      5,060,880   4,846,012  4.4    %
   Miles
Consolidated Available Seat Miles (000)
   Domestic                                  4,725,582   4,489,007  5.3    %
   Atlantic                                  785,650     880,103    (10.7) %
   Latin                                     458,981     440,162    4.3    %
   Total Consolidated Available Seat Miles   5,970,213   5,809,272  2.8    %
Consolidated Load Factor (%)
   Domestic                                  86.6        85.4       1.2    pts
   Atlantic                                  76.2        74.2       2.0    pts
   Latin                                     80.6        81.8       (1.2)  pts
   Total Consolidated Load Factor            84.8        83.4       1.4    pts
Consolidated Enplanements
   Domestic                                  4,791,897   4,588,131  4.4    %
   Atlantic                                  144,986     160,147    (9.5)  %
   Latin                                     266,056     267,119    (0.4)  %
   Total Consolidated Enplanements           5,202,939   5,015,397  3.7    %
YEAR TO DATE
                                             2012        2011       Change
Consolidated Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
   Domestic                                  45,009,170  43,403,264 3.7    %
   Atlantic                                  10,090,638  10,096,517 (0.1)  %
   Latin                                     4,599,649   4,485,962  2.5    %
   Total Consolidated Revenue Passenger      59,699,457  57,985,743 3.0    %
   Miles
Consolidated Available Seat Miles (000)
   Domestic                                  52,939,667  51,490,598 2.8    %
   Atlantic                                  12,754,954  12,534,998 1.8    %
   Latin                                     5,551,240   5,477,980  1.3    %
   Total Consolidated Available Seat Miles   71,245,861  69,503,576 2.5    %
Consolidated Load Factor (%)
   Domestic                                 85.0        84.3       0.7    pts
   Atlantic                                  79.1        80.5       (1.4)  pts
   Latin                                     82.9        81.9       1.0    pts
   Total Consolidated Load Factor            83.8        83.4       0.4    pts
Consolidated Enplanements
   Domestic                                  51,560,855  50,021,350 3.1    %
   Atlantic                                  2,480,987   2,491,827  (0.4)  %
   Latin                                     3,391,153   3,334,678  1.7    %
   Total Consolidated Enplanements           57,432,995  55,847,855 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
21,900 daily flights to 1,329 airports in 194 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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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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