Friday, April 3, 2009

US Airways traffic down in March

US Airways Group reported weak traffic during March, with revenue passenger miles down 8.9 percent from March 2008.
The comparison was hurt by Easter, a high travel period, occurring in March last year and not until April this year, said President Scott Kirby. He also said downward pressure on fares caused total revenue per available seat mile to decline about 14 percent year-over-year.

Available capacity was 6 billion seat miles, down 6.1 percent from March 2008 as the airline cut some flights to adjust to weaker demand. Seats were 82 percent filled, down 2.6 percent from the same month last year.