US Airways Permanently Awarded Route Connecting Mississippi To Nation’s Capital
TEMPE, Ariz., July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — US Airways (NYSE: LCC) today was awarded permanent authority to operate daily, nonstop service between Mississippi’s capital city, Jackson, and Washington, D.C.’s Reagan National Airport by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). The route, which US Airways has been flying since March 4 under temporary authority from the DOT, is the only nonstop service linking the State of Mississippi to the nation’s capital.
US Airways’ Chairman and CEO Doug Parker said, “We are honored by the Department’s decision to award US Airways the authority to operate service between Jackson and Washington, D.C. permanently. I want to thank Secretary LaHood and others on his staff for a fair and thorough review of our application. Thanks to their work and the support of the Mississippi Congressional delegation and community leaders, business, government, military and leisure travelers in the Magnolia State will continue to have a direct link to our nation’s capital and connections to other destinations throughout the East Coast.”
Republic Airlines, a US Airways Express carrier, operates daily service on dual-class 69-passenger Embraer 170 aircraft. The flight schedule is as follows:
From Jackson-Evers International From Reagan National to Jackson-Evers Airport to Reagan National International Airport Flight Departure Arrival Flight Departure Arrival ------ --------- ------- ------ --------- ------- 3478 7:45 a.m. 11:03 a.m. 3477 7:35 p.m. 9:01 p.m.* *Saturday service operated on Flight 3337, which departs Washington at 5:05 p.m. and arrives at Jackson at 6:29 p.m.
Customers may book their flight 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.
To hear from community and business leaders about what service between Jackson and Washington, D.C. means to people in Mississippi, visit US Airways’ YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/USAirways.
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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