Higher fares and lower fuel costs helped give US Airways its most profitable quarter ever, as net profit reached $306 million in the three months that ended June 30.
That compared with a net profit of $92 million during the comparable quarter in 2011.
"We are extremely pleased," said chief executive officer Doug Parker, praising the airline's 32,000 employees. He said the airline's showing, a pretax margin of 8.6 percent, was better than that of any other airline except Southwest Airlines, which posted a 9.6 percent margin for the quarter.
Passengers paid 7.4 percent more to fly on US Airways during the quarter than a year earlier, while fuel spending fell by 3.5 percent, about $40 million.