TEMPE, Ariz., March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --US Airways (NYSE: LCC) customers in six communities can look forward to daily, nonstop service to Washington, D.C.'s Reagan National Airport when then airline launches new flights in June and July. Business, government and leisure travelers in San Diego, Augusta, Ga., Minneapolis, Fayetteville, Ark., Montreal, Quebec and Toronto, Ontario will have direct access and convenient flight options to the nation's capital's downtown airport. New service to San Diego will begin on June 8, while service to all other communities will begin on July 11. Currently, no carrier at Reagan National offers nonstop service to San Diego, Augusta or Fayetteville. US Airways will fill the void with nonstop access from these communities to Reagan National Airport.
"US Airways will have a total of 22 new routes from Washington D.C.'s Reagan National beginning this spring and summer. Our growing presence at Reagan National Airport highlights our commitment to connect small, medium and large communities to the nation's capital," said Andrew Nocella, US Airways' senior vice president, marketing and planning. "We are excited to provide customers - especially those in communities that currently do not have service - with direct access to Washington's downtown airport."
The new flights are the final phase in US Airways' plan to focus on its core service areas of Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Phoenix and Charlotte, N.C. In January, US Airways announced expanded service from Washington, D.C. to 14 destinations from Reagan National Airport. These flights will begin on March 25. The airline also announced nonstop flights between Reagan National and Cincinnati and Des Moines, Iowa that will start on May 2. Once the new flights begin, 99 percent of the airline's available seat miles (ASMs) will operate to or from its core service areas and US Airways Shuttle that operates hourly between Washington, Boston and New York's LaGuardia Airport. This represents a 16 percentage point change from 2006, when, following the merger of US Airways and America West Airlines, only 83 percent of the airline's ASMs touched its core focus areas and US Airways Shuttle.
Customers may book flights through US Airways' website at www.usairways.com, by calling US Airways Reservations at 1-800-428-4322 or through their travel agent. Complete vacation packages to Washington, D.C. are also available at www.usairwaysvacations.com.
About US Airways
US Airways, along with US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express, operates more than 3,000 flights per day and serves more than 200 communities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Central and South America. The airline employs more than 32,000 aviation professionals worldwide and is a member of the Star Alliance network, which offers its customers more than 21,000 daily flights to 1,290 airports in 189 countries. Together with its US Airways Express partners, the airline serves approximately 80 million passengers each year and operates hubs in Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia and Phoenix, and a focus city in Washington, D.C. at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. US Airways was the only airline included as one of the 50 best companies to work for in the U.S. by LATINA Style magazine's 50 Report for 2010 and 2011. For six years in a row, the airline also earned a 100 percent rating on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality index. The Corporate Equality index is a leading indicator of companies' attitudes and policies toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees and customers. US Airways also ranked #1 among its competing hub-and-spoke network carriers for 2010 performance as rated by the Wichita State University/Purdue University Airline Quality Rating (AQR). For more company information visit usairways.com, follow on Twitter @USAirways or at Facebook.com/USAirways. (LCCG)
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