US Airways says April unit revenue rose 9 percent

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US Airways Group Inc said that its unit revenue had increased about 9 percent in April from a year earlier amid higher passenger traffic.

In a monthly operating statement, the airline said passenger traffic had risen 2.1 percent, while it increased its capacity — the number of seats for sale — by 1.6 percent.

The airline said its load factor, which is a measure of how full airplanes are, increased 0.4 percentage point to 83 percent, Reuters reports.