US New Service to Europe|
TEMPE, Ariz., May 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- US Airways (NYSE: LCC - News) customers have more options for their next European excursion thanks to new service from Philadelphia to Milan, Italy, Stockholm, Sweden, and Lisbon, Portugal. With this new service -- Milan beginning yesterday, Stockholm on June 3 and Lisbon on June 7 -- US Airways will offer 19 daily flights to 16 cities in 10 countries throughout Europe. "Our international route network sets the new US Airways apart from other low-cost carriers, and we are thrilled to provide new international destinations for our customers," said US Airways President and CEO Doug Parker. "We are very grateful to Philadelphia Mayor John F. Street and Philadelphia Airport Director Charles J. Isdell, who played crucial roles in securing these new international destinations for the citizens of Philadelphia and surrounding areas. On behalf of the new US Airways' 35,000 employees, we also thank the Philadelphia community for continuing to believe in and fly with us." US Airways offers nearly 450 daily flights to more than 100 non-stop destinations from its Philadelphia hub, which serves as the airline's international gateway with service to more than 15 Caribbean destinations as well as the European cities of London and Manchester in the United Kingdom; Shannon and Dublin, Ireland; Paris, France; Frankfurt and Munich, Germany; Amsterdam, Netherlands and Rome, Italy. More than 5,400 employees serve US Airways passengers at Philadelphia. The new European service is scheduled as follows: Market Equipment Flight# Departs Arrives Frequency Philadelphia-Milan Boeing 767 164 4:10 p.m. 6:35 a.m. Daily Milan-Philadelphia Boeing 767 165 9:45 a.m. 1:20 p.m. Daily Philadelphia-Stockholm Boeing 767 326 5:55 p.m. 8:20 a.m. Daily Stockholm-Philadelphia Boeing 767 327 10:20 a.m. 1:35 p.m. Daily Philadelphia-Lisbon Boeing 757 48 8:10 p.m. 8:15 a.m. 1,3,5,6 Lisbon-Philadelphia Boeing 757 49 10:15 a.m. 1:15 p.m. 2,4,6,7 1 - Monday; 2 - Tuesday; 3 - Wednesday; 4 - Thursday; 5 - Friday; 6 - Saturday; 7 - Sunday US Airways and America West's recent merger creates the fifth largest domestic airline employing nearly 35,000 aviation professionals. 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. This press release and additional information on US Airways can be found at www.usairways.com. (LCCG) US Airways is a member of Star Alliance, which was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer customers worldwide reach and a smooth travel experience. Star Alliance was voted Best Airline Alliance by Skytrax in 2003 and 2005. The members are Air Canada, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, bmi, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, Spanair, SWISS, TAP Portugal, THAI, United, US Airways and VARIG Brazilian Airlines. Regional member carriers Adria Airways (Slovenia), Blue1 (Finland) and Croatia Airlines enhance the global network. Overall, Star Alliance offers more than 15,500 daily flights to 842 destinations in 152 countries.