US Airways' Diversity Initiatives Honored

LATINA Style Magazine Awards Carrier as Top 50 Employer for Third Year in a Row; Only Airline Named In Top 50

Sep 18, 2012, 13:56 ET from US Airways

TEMPE, Ariz., Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- US Airways (NYSE: LCC) is named as one of the 50 best U.S. companies for Hispanic women to work for in the current issue of LATINA Style magazine.  It is the third year in a row that US Airways has been included on the LATINA Style list. The magazine reviewed more than 800 corporations and included US Airways as the only airline among its top 50 companies.


The magazine's 15th annual ranking sets the standard for identifying corporations that are providing the best career opportunities for Latinas in the U.S. LATINA Style applauded US Airways for the carrier's recruitment and mentoring of Hispanic women, providing leadership training and career counseling, the carrier's employee Hispanic association, recruiting through Hispanic media and for creating a family-friendly work environment.

"We count on our employees to bring their life experiences and diverse perspectives to the workplace and we are better for it as a company," said Elise Eberwein, US Airways' executive vice president of People, Communications and Public Affairs. "To repeat this achievement for a third year and to remain the only airline to earn a top placement in the survey recognizes and awards the culture of diversity and inclusion that we've built at US Airways. We thank LATINA Style magazine for recognizing US Airways as an industry leader for our diversity initiatives."

As part of US Airways' commitment to promoting and maintaining a diverse workforce and creating opportunities for career advancement it provides all 32,000 employees with access to various business resource groups, including the Professional Latino Airline Network of Employees (PLANE).

Robert E. Bard, President and CEO of LATINA Style said, "Every year, since 1998, we have produced the LATINA Style 50 Special Report.  It is the most intensive effort that our company undertakes in ensuring that Latinas and the companies that they work for receive the recognition they deserve and to assist job seekers in identifying the companies that will provide them with the best opportunities to succeed."

This year's LATINA Style 50 Companies will be honored in February 2013, during LATINA Style's Awards Ceremony & Diversity Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C.  

For more information regarding the LATINA Style 50, please visit the magazine's website at

For more information on US Airways' worldwide diversity and inclusion initiatives visit the carrier's website at

About US Airways

US Airways, along with US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express, operates nearly 3,200 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, operates the world's largest fleet of Airbus aircraft and is a member of the Star Alliance network, which offers its customers more than 21,500 daily flights to 1,356 airports in 193 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 and Phoenix, and a focus city in Washington, D.C. at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. 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 of Vets employer in 2011 and 2012. 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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