US Airways Flight 1549 Update # 8

Airline Releases Crew Information

TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 16, 2009--US Airways (NYSE: LCC) has released the names of the crew on board Flight 1549.

Captain Chesley B. Sullenberger, III, age 58, joined US Airways (PSA Airlines) in 1980. He has a total of 19,663 flight hours.

First officer Jeffrey B. Skiles, age 49, joined US Airways (USAir) in 1986. He has a total of 15,643 flight hours.

Flight Attendant Sheila Dail, age 57, joined US Airways (Piedmont Airlines) in 1980 and has more than 28 years experience with the airline.

Flight Attendant Doreen Welsh, age 58, joined US Airways (Allegheny Airlines) in 1970 and has more than 38 years experience with the airline.

Flight Attendant Donna Dent, age 51, was hired by US Airways (Piedmont Airlines) in 1982 and has more than 26 years with the airline.

In a press conference earlier today, US Airways Chairman and CEO Doug Parker said, "I, like the rest of you, am extremely proud of our crew for their quick and heroic actions. Today they are safe and doing well, and along with so many other members of our team, are assisting with the official investigation. In the meantime, our continued focus and support will be on our passengers, their families and our crew."

Flight 1549 was involved in an accident en route to Charlotte, N.C. from LaGuardia, N.Y. Airline officials are in direct contact with local, state and national authorities and are cooperating fully with emergency response efforts. US Airways has activated the "US Airways Care" team of specially trained employee volunteers to assist families and passengers.

Individuals who believe they may have family members on board flight 1549 may call US Airways at 1-800-679-8215 within the United States. This number can be reached toll-free from international locations through AT&T's USADirect(R). To contact an AT&T operator, please visit http://www.usa.att.com/traveler for USADirect(R) access codes.

US Airways will continue to release information as it becomes available. Please monitor usairways.com for the latest information. (LCCG)

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CONTACT: US Airways Media Relations, 480-693-5729

Source: US Airways