TEMPE, Ariz., June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- US Airways (NYSE: LCC) today was named one of the 100 best companies in Arizona for creating one of the best workplaces in the state and for its influential role in the growth of the Arizona economy over the last ten years. BestCompaniesAZ, a firm that ranks Arizona's best companies annually, said in giving the award that "US Airways has contributed to the economic and social well-being of a range of stakeholders through corporate philanthropy, foundation giving and employees' involvement though volunteerism and service on nonprofit boards." The firm published the list in a commemorative magazine issue celebrating the state's 100th birthday.
US Airways Chairman and CEO Doug Parker said, "The credit for the award goes to US Airways employees in Arizona whose contributions to our company and our community led to this award. US Airways' partnership with Arizona began in 1983 when America West Airlines first took flight. From a small carrier to our nation's fifth largest airline, we are honored to have contributed to Arizona's remarkable economic growth."
US Airways, which is headquartered in Tempe and has a hub at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, operates approximately 295 flights daily from Phoenix, Tucson, Flagstaff and Yuma, Arizona and employs more than 9,200 in Arizona and 32,000 worldwide. In 2011, US Airways employees donated more than 20,000 hours of community service.
For more information on the award visit www.bestcompaniesaz.com.
About US Airways
US Airways, along with US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express, operates more than 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 20,500 daily flights to 1,293 airports in 190 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 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 for 2010 and 2011. 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 usairways.com, follow on Twitter @USAirways or at Facebook.com/USAirways. (LCCG)
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