US Airways Statement Regarding Interim Relief Approval

Oct 15, 2004, 01:00 ET from US Airways

    ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- US Airways Chief
 Executive Officer Bruce R. Lakefield issued the following statement after the
 decision today by Judge Stephen S. Mitchell to grant the company interim
 relief from its labor contracts:
     "Our request for interim relief was a regrettable but necessary step to
 build cash and assure our customers of our ability to continue operations.
 Judge Mitchell's thoughtful and expeditious decision on this matter, in
 combination with the agreement with the ATSB to allow use of cash for the next
 three months, provides us with an opportunity to successfully complete our
 Transformation Plan.  But the interim relief is not a substitute for permanent
 relief, and we will continue to make all our resources available to quickly
 reach consensual agreements with the Association of Flight Attendants, the
 Communications Workers of America, and the International Association of
 Machinists," said Lakefield.