US Airways traffic falls in October

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US Airways has reported a 1.5% fall in mainline passenger traffic for October.

In the domestic market, traffic was down 3.2% while Atlantic traffic was up 5.4%. Latin traffic declined 1.3% year-on year.

Mainline capacity was down 1.7% during the month, said the airline. Domestic capacity decreased 4.3%, Atlantic capacity rose 7.9% and Latin capacity grew 2.7%.

The passenger load factor was up 0.1 percentage point to 83.7% in a record high for the month, it added. The domestic load factor grew one percentage point to 84.8%, while the Atlantic load factor declined 1.9 percentage point to 81.1%. The Latin load factor fell 3.3 percentage points to 80.1%.

"Our October consolidated (mainline and Express) passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) increased approximately 10% versus the same period last year," said the carrier's president Scott Kirby.