US Airways passenger revenue per available seat mile (Prasm) was flat in November compared to 2011, due to the impact of superstorm Sandy on the airline's operations.
The Tempe, Arizona-based carrier says that passenger unit revenue was negatively impacted by about two percentage points and revenue took an about $20 million hit during the month due to the storm.
US Airways reports a 4.4% increase in consolidated passenger traffic on a 2.8% increase in capacity in November. The load factor was up 1.4 percentage points to 84.8%.
Mainline domestic traffic grew 6.4%, Atlantic traffic decreased by 8.3% and Latin traffic rose by 2.8% resulting in an overall 4% increase in traffic, says US Airways.
Domestic mainline capacity grew by 5%, Atlantic capacity fell 10.7% and Latin capacity increased 4.3% resulting in overall 2.5% increase in capacity.
The mainline domestic load factor grew 1.1 percentage points to 87.1%, Atlantic load factor grew by two percentage points to 76.2% and the Latin load factor decreased 1.2 percentage points to 80.6%.
US Airways' mainline load factor was up 1.3 percentage points to 85.1%.