US Airways PRASM up 1% in February

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US Airways' consolidated passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) increased about 1% in February compared with the same period in 2012.

The Tempe, Arizona-based carrier reports a 2.4% increase in consolidated passenger traffic on a 1.2% decrease in capacity in February. The load factor was up 2.7 percentage points to 80.6%.

Mainline domestic traffic grew 2.3%, Atlantic traffic decreased by 1.5% and Latin traffic rose by 5.4% resulting in an overall 2.2% increase in mainline traffic during the month.

Domestic mainline capacity remains flat, Atlantic capacity fell 10.2% and Latin capacity increased 3.9% resulting in an overall 1.2% decline in mainline capacity during February.

The mainline load factor was up 2.7 percentage points to 81% for the month.