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

Sep 22, 2006, 01:00 ET from US Airways

    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.
     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
     "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 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 (LCCG)
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