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US Airways Group, Inc. : US Airways Begins Service to 14 Communities From Washington, D.C.'s Reagan National Airport

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03/25/2012 | 09:26pm CET

TEMPE, Ariz., March 25, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --US Airways (NYSE: LCC) began new service to 11 communities today and improved service to three from Washington, D.C's Reagan National Airport. The airline launched nonstop flights to Birmingham, Ala.; Fayetteville, N.C.; Islip, N.Y.; Little Rock, Ark.; Jacksonville, N.C.; Pensacola, Fla.; Tallahassee, Fla.and Ft. Walton Beach, Fla. US Airways will be the sole carrier to provide service to customers in these communities to Washington's downtown airport.

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New service also began to Memphis, Tenn.; Omaha, Neb.and Ottawa, Ontario. These communities are currently served by other carriers at Reagan National. In addition to the 11 new communities the airline did not previously serve, it has also added improved service on existing routes between Reagan National and Savannah, Ga.; Bangor, Maineand Hartford, Conn.

On March 21, the airline also announced that it would begin service to six additional communities from the District's downtown airport. Once these flights commence in June and July, the airline will have a total of 22 new routes served from Reagan National. The new flights are a part of US Airways' plan to focus on its core service areas of Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Phoenixand Charlotte, N.C.

"Today US Airways will begin connecting customers in communities, both large and small, to our nation's capital," said Andrew Nocella, senior vice president, marketing and planning. "We are enthusiastic about providing our business, government and leisure travelers in these 14 communities with direct and convenient access to Reagan National, and look forward to connecting additional communities in June and July."

Beginning July 11, 99 percent of the airline's available seat miles (ASMs) will operate to or from its core service areas and US Airways Shuttle that operates hourly between Washington, Bostonand New York's LaGuardia Airport.

Customers may book flights through US Airways' website at www.usairways.com, by calling US Airways Reservations at 1-800-428-4322 or through their travel agent. Complete vacation packages to Washington, D.C.are also available at www.usairwaysvacations.com.

About US Airways
US Airways, along with US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express, operates more than 3,000 flights per day and serves more than 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 1,290 airports in 189 countries. Together with its US Airways Express partners, the airline serves approximately 80 million passengers each year and operates hubs in Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphiaand 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. For six years in a row, the airline also earned a 100 percent rating on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality index. 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 UniversityAirline Quality Rating (AQR). For more company information visit usairways.com, follow on Twitter @USAirways or at Facebook.com/USAirways. (LCCG)

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