America West Reports Record May Traffic


Aug 20, 2002
America West Reports Record May Traffic
Thursday June 2, 6:00 pm ET

PHOENIX, June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- America West Airlines (NYSE: AWA - News) today reported traffic statistics for the month of May and year-to-date 2005. Revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for May 2005 were a record 2.2 billion, an increase of 12.8 percent from May 2004. Capacity for May 2005 was a record 2.6 billion available seat miles (ASMs), up 5.1 percent from May 2004. The passenger load factor for the month of May was a record at 81.7 percent versus 76.2 percent in May 2004.

"We once again experienced very strong revenue performance in May," said Scott Kirby, executive vice president, sales and marketing. "Our record May load factor combined with a large year-over-year increase in yield led to a significant improvement in unit revenue during May."