US Airways Group Inc. said nearly 5 million passengers boarded its planes in January, a 2.4 percent increase from a year earlier. The Tempe, Ariz.-based carrier, the dominant airline in Philadelphia, flew 4.9 billion mainline revenue-passenger miles, which are the miles a plane flies multiplied by the number of paying passengers, last month, up 4.8 percent from January 2012.
US Airways' passenger-load factor, or the percentage of filled seats, was 80.7 percent, up from 78.2 percent a year earlier. Capacity rose 1.8 percent year-over-year. US Airways said 83 percent of its flights were on time in January. - Linda Loyd