U.S. Airways June Traffic Climbs 2.5%

By Features FOXBusiness

U.S. Airways (LCC) booked stronger traffic in June from the year-earlier period and predicted total capacity in 2011 will rise about 1% as more customers seek flights.

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The Tempe, Ariz.-based carrier said mainline revenue passenger miles for the four-week period climbed 2.5% to $5.7 billion from June 2010, while mainline and express passenger revenue climbed a combined 6%.

Mainline revenues were driven in its domestic and Atlantic markets, partially offset by a 5.2% decline in its smallest Latin market.

Capacity was $6.6 billion available seat miles, up 2.3% from a year ago, and load factor hit an all-time high in May of 87.1%, up slightly higher from last June.

For the remainder of 2011, U.S. Airways predicts mainline revenues will climb about 1.5%, with domestic capacity up slightly and international up about 3%.