US Airways Adds 19th Trans-Atlantic Destination From International Gateway At Philadelphia

Airline announces first ever non-stop service to Scotland's capital city of Edinburgh

Nov 18, 2013, 08:32 ET from US Airways

TEMPE, Ariz., Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- This summer, US Airways (NYSE: LCC) customers will be able to take advantage of new non-stop daily service from the airline's international gateway at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) to Scotland's capital city of Edinburgh.  For the first time, the airline will operate flights to and from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) on 176-seat dual-class Boeing 757 aircraft between May 23, 2014 and Oct. 1, 2014.

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The new service will complement US Airways' existing service between Philadelphia and numerous European destinations – including locations throughout the United Kingdom and British Isles such as Glasgow, Scotland; Dublin, Ireland; Shannon, Ireland; Manchester, U.K; and London's Heathrow Airport.

"US Airways' new non-stop service will offer travelers from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean a direct connection between the unique, historic cities of Edinburgh and Philadelphia," said Andrew Nocella, US Airways senior vice president, Marketing and Planning. "This is our first opportunity to serve Scotland's capital from our Philadelphia gateway, and we look forward to strengthening our ability to help customers explore the British Isles – from the iconic castles of Glasgow and Edinburgh to the bustling streets of Dublin, the rolling hills of Shannon and the magnificent towers of London."

"The announcement of a new link between Edinburgh and Philadelphia will bolster Scotland's economy by supporting tourism, trade and investment, and also helps to strengthen our enduring relationship with the United States," said Scottish Transport Minister, Keith Brown

Customers may book their flight to Edinburgh starting today through US Airways' website at, by calling US Airways Reservations at 1-800-428-4322, or through their travel agent.  The flight schedule is as follows:

Flight #



Dep. Time

Arrival Time

Start Date

End Date




8:50 p.m.

8:40 a.m.*

May 23, 2014

Sept. 30, 2014





1:35 p.m.

May 24, 2014

Oct. 1, 2014

    *Flight arrives the following day.

With the new service, US Airways will operate 472 weekday departures and serve 118 destinations in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Mexico, Europe and the Caribbean from Philadelphia International Airport.

About US Airways

US Airways, along with US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express, operates more than 3,100 flights per day and serves 198 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, operates the world's largest fleet of Airbus aircraft and is a member of the Star Alliance network, which offers its customers more than 21,900 daily flights to 1,328 airports in 195 countries. Together with its US Airways Express partners, the airline serves approximately 80 million passengers each year and operates hubs in Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. Aviation Week and Overhaul & Maintenance magazine presented US Airways with the 2012 Aviation Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) of the Year Award for demonstrating outstanding achievement and innovation in the area of technical operations. Military Times Edge magazine named US Airways as a Best for Vets employer for the past three years. US Airways was, for the third year in a row, 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. The airline also earned a 100 percent rating on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality index for six consecutive years. The Corporate Equality index is a leading indicator of companies' attitudes and policies toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees and customers. For more company information visit, follow on Twitter @USAirways or at (LCCG)

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