US Airways Pledges Support to Codeshare Partner United Airlines' Bid for Beijing Route
US Airways Will Add Its Code to All United Flights to China
TEMPE, Ariz., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- US Airways (NYSE: LCC) will submit testimony Monday supporting codeshare partner United Airlines' application for nonstop service between Washington, D.C., and Beijing. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050223/LAW097LOGO) The proposed capital-to-capital service will provide United and US Airways passengers with nonstop access between two of the world's most prominent capital cities. If approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation, the service will begin in March 2007. "United is certainly the flagship airline between the U.S. and China and we wholeheartedly support its application for service between our nation's capital and China's capital city," said US Airways Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Scott Kirby. "With US Airways' large presence on the East Coast -- and especially in Washington D.C. -- this proposed route offers our customers access to an important political and economic region." US Airways will add its code to the proposed Washington Dulles -- Beijing flight as well as United's existing flights to China, which include daily service to Beijing/Peking and Shanghai from both Chicago and San Francisco. The codeshare will open China to US Airways' customers with convenient connection service through the airline's hubs in Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia and Phoenix and secondary hubs in Las Vegas and Pittsburgh. "We know that our customers will benefit greatly from the added convenience of codeshare service to China on US Airways and United," continued Kirby. For additional information, please visit the Capital-to-Capital Coalition at http://www.capitaltocapital.net. The Capital-to-Capital Coalition advocates on behalf of transit authorities, businesses, trade associations, the diplomatic community, academics and opinion leaders with the purpose of promoting direct access between Washington, D.C. and Beijing. The Coalition believes linking the capital cities of two of the world's most important nations will span a critical geopolitical divide and positively impact governmental, business, academic and cultural relations. US Airways and America West's recent merger creates the fifth largest domestic airline employing nearly 35,000 aviation professionals. US Airways, US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express operate approximately 3,800 flights per day and serve more than 230 communities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America. US Airways is a member of Star Alliance, which provides connections for our customers to 842 destinations in 152 countries worldwide. This press release and additional information on US Airways can be found at www.usairways.com. (LCCG) -Fly with US-RELATED LINKS
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