US Airways Reports Record September Load Factor

US Airways Group, Inc. today announced September, quarter and
year-to-date 2010 traffic results. Mainline revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for
the month were 4.9 billion, up 7.5 percent versus September 2009. Mainline
capacity was 6.0 billion available seat miles (ASMs), up 3.8 percent versus
September 2009. Mainline passenger load factor was a record 82.1 percent
for the month of September, up 2.8 points versus September 2009.


US Airways President Scott Kirby said, “Our September
consolidated (mainline and Express) passenger revenue per available seat mile
(PRASM) increased approximately 12 percent versus the same period last year
while total revenue per available seat mile increased approximately 13 percent
on a year-over-year basis.”

For the month, US Airways’ preliminary on-time performance as
reported to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) was 87.1 percent with a
completion factor of 99.4 percent.

US Airways, along with US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express,
operates more than 3,200 flights per day and serves more than 200 communities
in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Central
and South America. The airline employs more than 31,000 aviation professionals
worldwide and is a member of the Star Alliance network, which offers its
customers more than 19,700 daily flights to 1,077 airports in 175 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.