TEMPE, Ariz., July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today US Airways (NYSE: LCC) begins non-stop service to five new communities from Washington, D.C.'s Reagan National Airport: Augusta, Ga., Minneapolis, Minn., Fayetteville, Ark., Montreal and Toronto.
In addition to the new service, US Airways has re-timed its daily non-stop flight between Reagan National and San Diego that began on June 8. Starting today, the flight, which was previously operated at night on 124-seat Airbus A319 aircraft, will depart Washington, D.C. at 8:55 a.m. and San Diego at 12:30 p.m. and will be operated on 150-seat Airbus A320 aircraft.
"Our new service to Reagan National Airport shows our commitment to connect communities of all sizes to our nation's capital," said Andrew Nocella, US Airways' senior vice president, marketing and planning. "With the start of today's flights we are now providing 73 communities with 237 daily non-stop flights to Washington's downtown airport."
On March 25, US Airways began expanded service from Washington, D.C. to 14 destinations from Reagan National Airport. The airline also added non-stop flights between Reagan National and Cincinnati and Des Moines, Iowa in May.
With the start of today's new service, 99 percent of the airline's capacity will operate to or from its core service areas of Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Phoenix and Charlotte, N.C. and the US Airways Shuttle, which operates hourly between Washington, Boston and New York's La Guardia Airport. This represents a 16 percentage point change from 2006, when, following the merger of US Airways and America West Airlines, only 83 percent of the airline's capacity touched its core focus areas and US Airways Shuttle.
To celebrate its expanded service from Reagan National, on Saturday, July 7 US Airways kicked-off a month-long campaign of promotions, surprises and events that give back to the Washington, D.C. community called "30 Days for D.C." A different event will take place each day through August 5. More information and a calendar of events are available at www.30daysforDC.com. As part of the campaign, Dividend Miles members who book trips that start or end at Reagan National Airport between July 7 and August 5 for travel July 7 through September 30 will earn double miles.*
Customers may book flights through US Airways' website at www.usairways.com, by calling US Airways Reservations at 1-800-428-4322 or through their travel agent. Complete vacation packages to Washington, D.C. are also available at www.usairwaysvacations.com.
*Terms and conditions: Customers must book by August 5 for travel July 7 – September 30, 2012 to earn double miles on itineraries starting or ending at Reagan National Airport (DCA). Customers with itineraries connecting through Reagan National Airport (DCA) are not eligible for bonus miles. Miles do not count toward Preferred status. US Airways will award miles one to two weeks after travel has been completed. All Dividend Miles terms and conditions apply.
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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