US Airways’ December Traffic Numbers: Very Good


Oops. Members of the US Airways’ fan club sent me notes last night asking me why it was I hadn’t talked about their traffic numbers in yesterday’s post.

Okay, okay. Nothing intentional. I simply forgot. Quiet down!

Actually US Airways posted pretty darn good traffic numbers for December.

US Airways said Wednesday that its mainline RPMs were down 1.1% for the month, against a capacity shrinkage of 6.4%. Ding, ding, ding. You know what that means.

Yep. It means that load factor went up. And by a healthy 4.4 points to 80.3% — which set a new record for the airline.