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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
US AIRWAYS GROUP, INC. REPORTS FEBRUARY TRAFFIC
TEMPE, Ariz., March 6, 2006 US Airways Group, Inc. (NYSE: LCC) today reported traffic
statistics for the month of February 2006. For America West operated flights, revenue passenger
miles (RPMs) for the month were 1.7 billion, down 1.7 percent from February 2005. Capacity was 2.1
billion available seat miles (ASMs), down 6.7 percent from February 2005. The passenger load
factor for February was a record 79.7 percent versus 75.6 percent in February 2005.
For US Airways mainline operated flights, RPMs for February 2006 were 2.5 billion, a decrease
of 13.9 percent from February 2005. Capacity was 3.4 billion ASMs, down 19.3 percent from February
2005. The passenger load factor for the month of February was a record 74.3 percent versus 69.7
percent in February 2005.
Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing Scott Kirby said, Our unit revenue
year-over-year improvements continue. Our February passenger revenue per available seat mile
(PRASM) growth accelerated from Januarys robust pace. Mainline PRASM for both the east and west
networks was up over 20 percent during February 2006 over the same period in 2005. On a
consolidated basis (mainline and Express), PRASM was up over 25 percent.
Until US Airways operates under one certificate, data regarding America West and US Airways
operated flights will continue to be reported separately. Additionally, US Airways Express will
continue to report separate data. US Airways Group, Inc., consisting of America West, US Airways
mainline and US Airways Express combined operational information will also be reported.
The following summarizes America West, US Airways mainline, US Airways Express and US
Airways Group, Inc. combined February and year-to-date traffic results for 2006 and 2005: