US Airways Announces August 2010 Traffic Results

US Airways Group Inc (NYSE: LCC), a US-based airline company, has announced its August 2010 traffic results.

Mainline revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for August 2010 are 5.5 billion, up 0.6% versus August 2009. Mainline capacity is 6.5 billion available seat miles (ASMs) in August 2010, up 1.2% versus August 2009. Mainline passenger load factor is 85.2% for August 2010, up 0.5 points versus August 2009.

The company president Scott Kirby said, "Our August consolidated (mainline and Express) passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) increased approximately 15 percent versus the same period last year, while total revenue per available seat mile also increased approximately 15 percent on a year-over-year basis. In addition, we would like to thank our 31,000 team members for doing an exceptional job of taking care of our customers during the busy summer travel season. As a result of their hard work, US Airways posted back-to-back first place finishes in both on-time performance and customer satisfaction among the top five network carriers as measured by the US Department of Transportation (DOT) for May and June. We look forward to maintaining this momentum as we head into the fall."