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American Airlines versus US Airways, by the numbers

Feb 14, 2013 1:30 am

Here is how US Airways Group Inc. and American Airlines parent AMR Corp. compare, based on information from the airlines and data compiled by Bloomberg.

Fleets and traffic reflect the airlines’ mainline operations and don’t include regional flying.

US Airways Group Inc.

Headquarters: Tempe, Arizona Chief executive officer: Doug Parker
2012 sales: $13.8 billion
2012 net income: $637 million
U.S. ranking by passenger traffic: 5
Operating aircraft: 340 in primary jet fleet as of Dec. 31.
Employees: 31,236
Hub cities: Philadelphia, Phoenix and Charlotte, North
Carolina
Network strengths: Eastern U.S., with Charlotte and
Philadelphia hubs and Washington as a so-called focus
city.
Frequent-flier program members: About 30 million in Dividend
Miles, according to Frequent Flyer Services. The company
declined to release the number of program members.
Other assets: Wholly owned regional partners Piedmont Airlines
Inc. and PSA Airlines Inc.
Airline alliance: Star
Bankruptcy background: Filed for Chapter 11 protection on
Aug. 11, 2002, and exited March 31, 2003. Filed again
for Chapter 11 on Sept. 12, 2004, and exited Sept. 27,
2005, via a merger with America West Holdings Corp.

AMR Corp.
Headquarters: Fort Worth, Texas
Chief executive officer: Tom Horton
2012 sales: $24.9 billion
2012 net loss: $1.9 billion, including $2.2 billion of
restructuring charges
U.S. ranking by passenger traffic: 3
Operating aircraft: 608 in the primary jet fleet as of
Dec. 31.
Employees: 62,400 at American Airlines, based on three-month
average as of Dec. 31.
Hub cities: Dallas/Fort Worth, Chicago, Miami, New York, Los
Angeles
Network strengths: U.S. industry’s highest fare per mile on
Latin America flights, immunized alliances with British
Airways across the Atlantic and Japan Airlines Co. over
the Pacific. Hubs in the four largest U.S. metropolitan
areas by population.
Frequent-flier program members: AAdvantage has about 69
million members.
Other assets: Wholly owned regional partner American Eagle
Airline alliance: Oneworld
Bankruptcy background: Filed for Chapter 11 protection on
Nov. 29, 2011.

With assistance from Mary Jane Credeur in Atlanta and Mary Schlangenstein in Dallas. Editors: Ed Dufner, John Lear. To contact the reporter on this story: Victoria Stilwell in New York at vstilwell1@bloomberg.net. To contact the editor responsible for this story: Ed Dufner at edufner@bloomberg.net.

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