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US Airways reports increase in passengers

| Tuesday, March 6, 2012

US Airways said Monday it boarded almost 4.15 million passengers in February, a 9.6 percent increase from about 3.78 million the year earlier. During the 12-month period, the airline expanded its flight capacity by 5.8 percent.

The net result was that US Airways filled a February-record 78.3 percent of its aircraft seats last month, or 1.5 percentage points above the 76.8 percent it recorded the year earlier.

The airline completed 99.7 percent of its scheduled flights in February, an all-time record for US Airways, partly as a result of mild weather throughout the country, said President Scott Kirby.

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