US Airways Reports Record August Load Factor

                 US Airways Reports Record August Load Factor

PR Newswire

TEMPE, Ariz., Sept. 5, 2013

TEMPE, Ariz., Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --US Airways Group, Inc. (NYSE: LCC)
today announced its August and year-to-date 2013 traffic results. Mainline
revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for the month were 6.3 billion, up 6.3 percent
versus August 2012. Mainline capacity was 7.1 billion available seat miles
(ASMs), up 5.6 percent versus August 2012.Mainline passenger load factor was
a record 87.9 percent for the month of August, up 0.6 points versus August
2012.

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US Airways' President Scott Kirby said, "Our August consolidated (mainline and
Express) passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) increased
approximately five percent versus the same period last year. As we wind down
the busy summer travel period, I would like to thank our 32,000 team members
for doing an outstanding job of taking care of our customers. Despite
challenging weather conditions and high load factors, our team delivered
phenomenal operating results throughout the summer and we look forward to
continuing that trend into the fall."

For the month of August, US Airways' preliminary on-time performance as
reported to the U.S. Department of Transportation was 81.1 percent with a
record completion factor of 99.4 percent.

The following summarizes US Airways Group's traffic results for the month and
year-to-date ended August 31, 2013 and 2012, 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
AUGUST
                                        2013       2012       Change
Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
 Domestic                               4,436,900  4,196,294  5.7    %
 Atlantic                               1,341,635  1,254,333  7.0    %
 Latin                                  484,970    442,921    9.5    %
 Total Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles 6,263,505  5,893,548  6.3    %
Mainline Available Seat Miles (000)
 Domestic                               4,997,107  4,725,323  5.8    %
 Atlantic                               1,563,090  1,506,303  3.8    %
 Latin                                  567,434    518,396    9.5    %
 Total Mainline Available Seat Miles    7,127,631  6,750,022  5.6    %
Mainline Load Factor (%)
 Domestic                              88.8       88.8       -      pts
 Atlantic                               85.8       83.3       2.5    pts
 Latin                                  85.5       85.4       0.1    pts
 Total Mainline Load Factor             87.9       87.3       0.6    pts
Mainline Enplanements
 Domestic                               4,436,771  4,127,915  7.5    %
 Atlantic                               323,909    308,279    5.1    %
 Latin                                  330,960    333,978    (0.9)  %
 Total Mainline Enplanements            5,091,640  4,770,172  6.7    %
YEAR TO DATE
                                        2013       2012       Change
Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
 Domestic                               33,283,984 31,472,957 5.8    %
 Atlantic                               7,721,046  7,434,898  3.8    %
 Latin                                  3,942,076  3,704,222  6.4    %
 Total Mainline Revenue Passenger Miles 44,947,106 42,612,077 5.5    %
Mainline Available Seat Miles (000)
 Domestic                               38,336,481 36,880,229 3.9    %
 Atlantic                               9,528,138  9,470,054  0.6    %
 Latin                                  4,711,499  4,444,295  6.0    %
 Total Mainline Available Seat Miles    52,576,118 50,794,578 3.5    %
Mainline Load Factor (%)
 Domestic                              86.8       85.3       1.5    pts
 Atlantic                               81.0       78.5       2.5    pts
 Latin                                  83.7       83.3       0.4    pts
 Total Mainline Load Factor             85.5       83.9       1.6    pts
Mainline Enplanements
 Domestic                               33,751,867 32,188,716 4.9    %
 Atlantic                               1,898,229  1,829,156  3.8    %
 Latin                                  2,844,168  2,746,543  3.6    %
 Total Mainline Enplanements            38,494,264 36,764,415 4.7    %

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)
AUGUST
                                      2013      2012      Change
Express Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
               Domestic               207,640   231,960   (10.5) %
Express Available Seat Miles (000)
               Domestic              277,933   297,812   (6.7)  %
Express Load Factor (%)
               Domestic              74.7      77.9      (3.2)  pts
Express Enplanements
               Domestic               700,570   761,180   (8.0)  %
YEAR TO DATE
                                      2013      2012      Change
Express Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
               Domestic               1,615,442 1,599,804 1.0    %
Express Available Seat Miles (000)
               Domestic              2,159,719 2,198,841 (1.8)  %
Express Load Factor (%)
               Domestic              74.8      72.8      2.0    pts
Express Enplanements
               Domestic              5,412,601 5,442,825 (0.6)  %

Notes:
1) Canada is included in domestic results.



Consolidated US Airways Group, Inc.
AUGUST
                                            2013       2012       Change
Consolidated Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
 Domestic                                   4,644,540  4,428,254  4.9    %
 Atlantic                                   1,341,635  1,254,333  7.0    %
 Latin                                      484,970    442,921    9.5    %
 Total Consolidated Revenue Passenger Miles 6,471,145  6,125,508  5.6    %
Consolidated Available Seat Miles (000)
 Domestic                                   5,275,040  5,023,135  5.0    %
 Atlantic                                   1,563,090  1,506,303  3.8    %
 Latin                                      567,434    518,396    9.5    %
 Total Consolidated Available Seat Miles    7,405,564  7,047,834  5.1    %
Consolidated Load Factor (%)
 Domestic                                   88.0       88.2       (0.2)  pts
 Atlantic                                   85.8       83.3       2.5    pts
 Latin                                      85.5       85.4       0.1    pts
 Total Consolidated Load Factor             87.4       86.9       0.5    pts
Consolidated Enplanements
 Domestic                                   5,137,341  4,889,095  5.1    %
 Atlantic                                   323,909    308,279    5.1    %
 Latin                                      330,960    333,978    (0.9)  %
 Total Consolidated Enplanements            5,792,210  5,531,352  4.7    %
YEAR TO DATE
                                            2013       2012       Change
Consolidated Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
 Domestic                                   34,899,426 33,072,761 5.5    %
 Atlantic                                   7,721,046  7,434,898  3.8    %
 Latin                                      3,942,076  3,704,222  6.4    %
 Total Consolidated Revenue Passenger Miles 46,562,548 44,211,881 5.3    %
Consolidated Available Seat Miles (000)
 Domestic                                   40,496,200 39,079,070 3.6    %
 Atlantic                                   9,528,138  9,470,054  0.6    %
 Latin                                      4,711,499  4,444,295  6.0    %
 Total Consolidated Available Seat Miles    54,735,837 52,993,419 3.3    %
Consolidated Load Factor (%)
 Domestic                                  86.2       84.6       1.6    pts
 Atlantic                                   81.0       78.5       2.5    pts
 Latin                                      83.7       83.3       0.4    pts
 Total Consolidated Load Factor             85.1       83.4       1.7    pts
Consolidated Enplanements
 Domestic                                   39,164,468 37,631,541 4.1    %
 Atlantic                                   1,898,229  1,829,156  3.8    %
 Latin                                      2,844,168  2,746,543  3.6    %
 Total Consolidated Enplanements            43,906,865 42,207,240 4.0    %

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 3,100 flights per day and serves 198 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 1,328 airports in 195 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,
Phoenix and Washington, D.C. 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 for Vets employer for the past three years. 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. (LCCT)

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expected fuel costs, revenue and pricing environment, and expected financial
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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 that adversely affect our business; 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;
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; the impact of
extensive government regulation; the impact of heavy taxation; 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 impact of changing
economic and other conditions and seasonality of the Company's business; 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; risks relating to the Company's anticipated
merger with AMR Corporation; 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. Any forward-looking statements speak only as of
the date hereof or as of the dates indicated in the statements. Additional
factors that may affect the future results of the Company are set forth in the
section entitled "Risk Factors" in the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q
for the quarter ended June 30, 2013 and in the Company's other filings with
the SEC, which are available at www.usairways.com.

SOURCE US Airways Group, Inc.

Contact: US Airways, Dan Cravens, 480-693-5729
 
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