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US Airways breaks its on-time record

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Posted: Tuesday, March 6, 2012 4:13 pm

Tempe-based US Airways Group, Inc. reported this week it had its best on-time record ever last month.

For the month of February, US Airways’ preliminary on-time performance as reported to the U.S. Department of Transportation was a record 89.3 percent.

“Mild February weather conditions throughout the country combined with continued outstanding effort from our 32,000 employees resulted in fewer flight cancellations during the month, leading to an all-time record completion factor of 99.7 percent for the company. Additionally, these results include our best-ever month for on-time performance and four days with zero mainline cancellations,” said US Airways’ President Scott Kirby.

Mainline revenue passenger miles for the month were 7.9 percent vs. February 2011, to 4.3 billion. Mainline passenger load factor was a record 78.3 percent for the month of February, up 1.5 points versus February 2011.

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