US Airways Express Flights Operated by SkyWest to Begin This
TEMPE, Ariz., Nov 21, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
US Airways (NYSE: LCC) today announced the addition of SkyWest Airlines
to the airline's portfolio of partners operating as US Airways Express.
Beginning Dec. 16, SkyWest Airlines will begin operation of six daily
Express flights from US Airways' hub in Phoenix. By spring 2012, SkyWest
Airlines will operate approximately 49 flights to 19 destinations for US
SkyWest will serve US Airways' Phoenix-based Express operation with 14
50-passenger Bombardier CRJ200 regional jet aircraft, replacing the
CRJ200 and Dash8 Express service currently operated by Mesa Airlines as
US Airways Express. US Airways offers more than 267 daily departures
from its Phoenix hub to 74 destinations. Eighty-six of the daily
departures are operated by US Airways Express with service provided by a
combination of SkyWest and Mesa.
Dion Flannery, president US Airways Express, said, "We welcome the
addition of SkyWest as a regional carrier for US Airways. Their
exceptional service complements US Airways', and our regional partners',
commitment to reliability and the quality of service our customers have
come to expect."
"We're pleased to launch this highly-anticipated new partnership with US
Airways," said Russell "Chip" Childs, SkyWest Airlines' president and
chief operating officer. "Our employees have done a tremendous job
producing an efficient, quality product, and we're happy to begin
extending that product to US Airways customers this December."
About US Airways
US Airways, along with US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express,
operates more than 3,000 flights per day and serves 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 1,185
airports in 185 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. The airline also earned a 100 percent rating on the
Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality index for the sixth year in a
row. 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).
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SOURCE: US Airways
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