TEMPE, Ariz., June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- US Airways (NYSE: LCC) will
link the cities of Roses and Brotherly Love today when the airline begins new,
non-stop service between Philadelphia International Airport and Portland
(Oregon) International Airport today. The airline is pleased to offer the
only current non-stop service between the two cities.
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Portland customers will enjoy access to US Airways' Philadelphia gateway
to Europe, the Caribbean and other East Coast destinations. Meanwhile,
long-time and loyal US Airways customers in Philadelphia will benefit from an
additional West Coast destination.
US Airways Senior Vice President of Schedule Planning and Alliances Andrew
Nocella said, "Demand for service between the Pacific Northwest and
Philadelphia has never been stronger, so we're pleased to begin this new
route. Customers will benefit from the ability to connect to domestic and
international destinations on both coasts, thanks to US Airways' strong
America West Airlines will operate the route for US Airways with Airbus
A320 aircraft, seating 12 in first class and 138 in coach. The flight
schedule and sample fare are as follows:
Portland, Ore. to Philadelphia Philadelphia to Portland, Ore.
Flight Departs Arrives Frequency Flight Departs Arrives Frequency
8078 10:45pm 6:50am Daily 8022 8:30pm 11:25pm Daily
Sample One-way Fare*
Based on a roundtrip 7-day
Market advance purchase
Portland, Ore. - Philadelphia $150
*Terms and Conditions: Sample price requires roundtrip air travel on the
new nonstop service. Seven-day advance purchase and a one-night minimum stay
are required. Tickets are nonrefundable and permissible changes incur a $100
change fee and any applicable fare difference. Sample price does not include
federal excise taxes of $3.30 per segment ($6.60 per itinerary), Passenger
Facility Charges of up to $9.00 per passenger, and the September 11th Security
Fee of $2.50 per segment ($5 per itinerary. Seats are limited and may not be
available on all flights. Blackout dates apply. Fares shown are valid for
purchases made at usairways.com. Tickets purchased through US Airways
telephone reservations are $5 higher. Tickets purchased at US Airways airports
or city ticket offices are $10 higher.
US Airways and America West's recent merger creates the fifth largest
domestic airline employing nearly 35,000 aviation professionals. US Airways,
US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express operate approximately 3,800 flights
per day and serve more than 230 communities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the
Caribbean and Latin America. This press release and additional information on
US Airways can be found at www.usairways.com. (LCCG)
Star Alliance was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline
alliance to offer customers worldwide reach and a smooth travel experience.
Star Alliance was voted Best Airline Alliance by Skytrax in 2003 and 2005. The
members are Air Canada, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, bmi,
LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Singapore Airlines,
South African Airways, Spanair, SWISS, TAP Portugal, THAI, United, US Airways
and VARIG Brazilian Airlines. Regional member carriers Adria Airways
(Slovenia), Blue1 (Finland) and Croatia Airlines enhance the global network.
Overall, Star Alliance offers more than 15,500 daily flights to 842
destinations in 152 countries.
-Fly with US-
SOURCE US Airways
US Airways Media Relations,
Web site: http://www.usairways.com