US Airways Expands International Reach at Charlotte HubCHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- US Airways (NYSE: LCC) will launch new nonstop service between its largest hub at Charlotte, N.C. and Barcelona, Spain; Brussels, Belgium; Lisbon, Portugal and Manchester, England this spring. The four flights from Charlotte supplement the airline*s current service to these destinations from its international gateway at Philadelphia International Airport. Service to Barcelona, Lisbon and Manchester will begin May 22, 2014. Service to Brussels will launch on June 5, 2014. The new flights bring the number of international destinations US Airways serves from Charlotte to 38 â€“ ten cities in Europe and 28 in Canada, Mexico, Latin America, South America and the Caribbean. US Airways now serves 145 airports in 28 countries from Charlotte.
**US Airways continues to expand our Charlotte hub and our presence in Europe by adding flights between Charlotte Douglas International Airport and four popular European destinations to meet peak travel demand,** said Andrew Nocella, US Airways senior vice president, Marketing and Planning. **The flights complement service from our international gateway at Philadelphia and give consumers on both sides of the Atlantic more one-stop access to popular points in Europe, the United States and beyond. Our new flights also help to strengthen the foundation for our pending merger with American Airlines by providing more access to a broader network.**
**I would like to congratulate US Airways on their expansion of service to some of Europe*s top business and tourist destinations,** said Governor Pat McCrory. **US Airways has been a big part of the Charlotte community and this expansion will continue to boost Charlotte*s reputation as one of the best cities to live, work, and play in America.**
**US Airways* plans to begin seasonal service from Charlotte to a host of Europe*s major cities is welcome news for our region,** said Charlotte Mayor Patsy Kinsey. **This new service will provide our business community with more convenient access to Europe*s business capitals and it will provide our residents with additional access to several of Europe*s major tourist destinations. By expanding its flights from Charlotte, US Airways continues to boost our economy and enhance Charlotte*s reputation as a world-class city.**
Customers traveling between Charlotte and Barcelona in Envoy, US Airways international business class, will experience the Envoy Suite, which is featured on all of the airline*s Airbus A330 aircraft. The Envoy Suite features an adjustable seat that reclines into a fully flat bed, personal in-flight entertainment and a standard 110-volt universal power outlet so customers can work, play or relax.
US Airways Launches Charlotte To London Heathrow ServiceTEMPE, Ariz., March 29, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Tomorrow US Airways (LCC:NYSE) will begin daily, non-stop service between its largest hub in Charlotte, N.C. and London*s preferred business airport, Heathrow. The daily flight will supplement the airline*s existing daily service between its international gateway inPhiladelphia and Heathrow, and replaces its current service between Charlotte and London*s Gatwick airport, which ends today.
US Airways will operate the service between Charlotte and London Heathrow with Airbus A330 aircraft that features Envoy, the airline*s international business class. Customers traveling in Envoy will experience the remarkably comfortable and private Envoy Suite equipped with an adjustable seat that reclines into a fully flat bed. The Envoy Suite also features personal in-flight entertainment and a 110-volt universal power outlet.
**US Airways* new daily service to Heathrow reinforces our commitment to our customers and to strengthening our trans-Atlantic network,** said Suzanne Boda, US Airways* senior vice president, Airport Customer Service, International and Cargo. **Our new daily flight between our Charlotte hub and Heathrow connects customers in markets throughout the East Coast to London*s preferred business and tourism hub.**
The flight will originate in Miami offering customers in South Florida convenient one-stop service to London via the airline*s Charlotte hub.
US Airways Applies For Service Between Its Charlotte And Philadelphia Hubs And Sao Paulo, Brazil
TEMPE, Ariz., March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --US Airways (NYSE: LCC) today filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for the rights to operate daily, year-round service between the airline*s hubs in Charlotte, N.C., and Philadelphia, and Sao Paulo, Brazil. US Airways will begin service between Charlotte and Sao Paulo on June 8 using frequencies leased from another carrier. An award of rights for Charlotte â€“ Sao Paulo flights will ensure US Airways avoids a service interruption due to the frequency lease terminating prior to Open Skies between the United States and Brazil commencing in 2015.
US Airways* proposed service between Philadelphia and Sao Paulo would be the airline*s third daily flight to South America and would complement its existing service to Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro from its Charlotte hub.
**Brazil continues to be an important market for US Airways and we are committed to expanding our presence throughout the country,** said Doug Parker, US Airways* chairman and CEO. **The additional frequencies will allow US Airways to continue offering business and leisure travelers an attractive option for travel between our largest hub in Charlotte and South America*s most important business destination without interruption to the service. Additionally, they will give customers throughout the Northeast a complementary, new option for travel to Brazil through our international gateway at Philadelphia.**
Customers in more than 80 cities in the United States will have easy one-stop access to Sao Paulo through the airline*s Charlotte hub. Each year more than 36 million US Airways customers fly through Charlotte Douglas International Airport, which is the airline*s largest hub with more than 640 daily departures to 136 destinations in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, Mexico and Latin America.
US Airways* proposed new service from Philadelphia would provide 75 communities easy one-stop access to Sao Paulo. Additionally, the new flight would give customers in 47 communities a second, one-stop option to Brazil*s largest city. Each year more than 21 million US Airways customers fly through Philadelphia International Airport, which is the airline*s international gateway and second largest hub with 437 daily flights and nonstop service to 113 communities in the U.S., Canada,Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean and Central America