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US Airways reports lower passenger load factor for April but rise in PRASM.

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US Airways Group Inc (NYSE:LCC) reported today a decrease of 5.0% in mainline revenue passenger miles for April 2010, while mainline capacity declined 2.5%.

As a result the passenger load factor for April fell 2.1 percentage points year-on-year to 82.7%.

US Airways' president Scott Kirby noted however that the April consolidated passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) increased by approximately 13% and total revenue per available seat mile was up approximately 14% compared with April 2009.

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