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US Airways and Aegean Airlines Announce New Codeshare

TEMPE, Ariz., Jun 29, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- US Airways (NYSE: LCC) and Aegean Airlines customers will soon enjoy greater travel options between Greece and the U.S. thanks to a new bilateral codeshare agreement announced today between the two Star Alliance partners. The agreement is subject to both U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and Greek government approval.

US Airways customers will have access to Athens, the political and cultural capital of Greece, as well as Thessolaniki, Greece, via Aegean Airlines service from London Heathrow, Munich, Germany and Rome. Customers will also have the chance to visit the mythical Greek Islands of Crete, Mykonos, Santorini, Kos, and Rhodes as well as Larnaca, Cyprus, through Aegean Airlines* hub in Athens.

Aegean Airlines customers will be able to fly nonstop to Philadelphia via US Airways* seasonal service to Athens. They can also take advantage of numerous connecting opportunities to the airline*s international gateway of Philadelphia and Charlotte, N.C., from Paris Charles De Gaulle, Madrid, Spain, Frankfurt, Germany, Rome, London Heathrow, Munich, Germany, and Brussels, Belgium.

Customers of both carriers can also expect the same convenient and seamless booking, ticketing and baggage experience as with all codeshare flying.

US Airways* Senior Vice President, Marketing and Planning, Andrew Nocella, said, **US Airways continues to bring convenient air travel and numerous connecting opportunities to our customers. We*re excited to announce this additional link between the U.S. and Greece. And, thanks to Star Alliance membership, customers may also accrue and redeem Dividend Miles on Aegean Airlines-operated flights and enjoy lounges access in Athens, Larnaca and Thessolaniki.**

**Aegean Airlines continues to expand its codeshare strategy across the world. The agreement with US Airways increases travel options for Greek passengers and offers U.S. travelers seamless access, via Athens, to the most popular Greek destinations,** said Aegean Airlines* Chief Executive Officer, Dimitris Gerogiannis, adding, **This agreement also supports our commitment towards constantly improving the travel experience of our passengers and clearly shows another benefit of being a part of the Star Alliance.**

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