US Airways touted a number of records in its fourth-quarter results on Wednesday, including a record full-year profit. The airline also claimed record highs in on-time arrivals and baggage handling.
Its stock more than doubled last year, rising 166 percent.
It's not uncommon for CEOs to compliment their workers after a good quarter, but US Airways Group Inc. Chairman and CEO Doug Parker seemed especially enthused on Wednesday.
Parker worked at American and Northwest airlines before moving on to run America West and now US Airways.
"I've been in the airline business now 26 years, I've been the CEO for now over 11 of those, and this is unquestionably the best all-around performance I've seen by an airline team. And we couldn't be prouder of the work of our 32,000 team members. Looking forward, we've carried this momentum into 2013, we're very pleased with our strategic positioning, and extremely well prepared for whatever may lie ahead."
US Airways is in merger talks with American Airlines, but didn't address the talks in its earnings release or on the call with analysts.