September 21, 2007

US Airways Gets Football Fever With a Carolina Panthers Themed Aircraft

TEMPE, Ariz., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today, Carolina Panthers fans can take their football fervor to new heights as US Airways dedicates an Airbus A319 aircraft painted with the Carolina Panthers colors and logo at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, the airline's largest hub.


US Airways Chairman and CEO Doug Parker will be on hand with representatives of the Panthers organization to formally dedicate the aircraft alongside US Airways employees.

Travis Christ, US Airways' vice president, sales and marketing said, "It's fitting to have Charlotte's hometown airline and the hometown team partnered together. We're proud to be associated with such a first class organization like the Carolina Panthers and hope that their fans will enjoy seeing their team colors fly across the US Airways skies."

"The Carolina Panthers and US Airways have had a great relationship over the years and there is no better way to symbolize the association than having a plane painted in Panther colors," said Mark Richardson, President, Panthers Football, LLC. "Our team travels on US Airways charter flights and they have been a great supporter of our organization. Charlotte is an important hub for the company and we are proud to be included among US Airways' customers."

US Airways employs nearly 5,400 aviation professionals in Charlotte and through predecessors USAir and Piedmont Airlines, runs a history of nearly 60 years in Charlotte.

This is the fourth NFL themed plane in the US Airways fleet of 356 aircraft. Just last week the airline introduced a Pittsburgh Steelers plane and last year, an Arizona Cardinals and Philadelphia Eagles joined the fleet.

US Airways is the fifth largest domestic airline employing more than 36,000 aviation professionals worldwide. US Airways, US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express operate approximately 3,800 flights per day and serve more than 230 communities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America. The new US Airways -- the product of a merger between America West and US Airways in September 2005 -- is a member of the Star Alliance, which provides connections for our customers to 855 destinations in 155 countries worldwide. This press release and additional information on US Airways can be found at (LCCG).

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