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US Airways Launches Charlotte To London Heathrow Service

March 29, 2013

Daily, non-stop flight to London’s preferred business airport begins tomorrow

TEMPE, Ariz., March 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Tomorrow US Airways (LCC:NYSE) will begin daily, non-stop service between its largest hub in Charlotte, N.C. and London’s preferred business airport, Heathrow. The daily flight will supplement the airline’s existing daily service between its international gateway in Philadelphia and Heathrow, and replaces its current service between Charlotte and London’s Gatwick airport, which ends today.

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US Airways will operate the service between Charlotte and London Heathrow with Airbus A330 aircraft that features Envoy, the airline’s international business class. Customers traveling in Envoy will experience the remarkably comfortable and private Envoy Suite equipped with an adjustable seat that reclines into a fully flat bed. The Envoy Suite also features personal in-flight entertainment and a 110-volt universal power outlet.

“US Airways’ new daily service to Heathrow reinforces our commitment to our customers and to strengthening our trans-Atlantic network,” said Suzanne Boda, US Airways’ senior vice president, Airport Customer Service, International and Cargo. “Our new daily flight between our Charlotte hub and Heathrow connects customers in markets throughout the East Coast to London’s preferred business and tourism hub.”

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. The flight schedule is as follows.

    Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) - London                                    London Heathrow Airport
     Heathrow Airport (LHR)                                                                   (LHR) - Charlotte Douglas
                                                                                              International Airport
                                                                                              (CLT)

    Flight                                                               Departure Arrival   Flight                     Departure  Arrival
    -------------------------------------------------------------------- --------- -------   ------                     ---------  -------

    730*                                                                 7:05 p.m. 8:05 a.m. 731**                      10:05 a.m. 2:10 p.m.

    * Flight arrives next day.

    ** First day of Charlotte-bound flight is March 31, 2013.

The flight will originate in Miami offering customers in South Florida convenient one-stop service to London via the airline’s Charlotte hub.

About US Airways

US Airways, along with US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express, operates more than 3,000 flights per day and serves 198 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 21,900 daily flights to 1,329 airports in 194 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, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. 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 usairways.com, follow on Twitter @USAirways or at Facebook.com/USAirways. (LCCG)

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