News Article - June 01 2006

US Airways Launches New Non-Stop Service Between Portland, Ore. and Philadelphia
US Airways Launches New Non-Stop Service Between Portland, Ore. and Philadelphia    TEMPE, Ariz., June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- US Airways (NYSE: LCC) will link the cities of Roses and Brotherly Love today when the airline begins new, non-stop service between Philadelphia International Airport and Portland (Oregon) International Airport today. The airline is pleased to offer the only current non-stop service between the two cities. (Logo: )

   Portland customers will enjoy access to US Airways' Philadelphia gateway to Europe, the Caribbean and other East Coast destinations. Meanwhile, long-time and loyal US Airways customers in Philadelphia will benefit from an additional West Coast destination.

   US Airways Senior Vice President of Schedule Planning and Alliances Andrew Nocella said, "Demand for service between the Pacific Northwest and Philadelphia has never been stronger, so we're pleased to begin this new route. Customers will benefit from the ability to connect to domestic and international destinations on both coasts, thanks to US Airways' strong network."

   America West Airlines will operate the route for US Airways with Airbus A320 aircraft, seating 12 in first class and 138 in coach. The flight schedule and sample fare are as follows:

   Portland, Ore. to Philadelphia Philadelphia to Portland, Ore.
Flight Departs Arrives Frequency Flight Departs Arrives Frequency
8078 10:45pm 6:50am Daily 8022 8:30pm 11:25pm Daily

Sample One-way Fare*
Based on a roundtrip 7-day
Market advance purchase
Portland, Ore. - Philadelphia $150

   *Terms and Conditions: Sample price requires roundtrip air travel on the new nonstop service. Seven-day advance purchase and a one-night minimum stay are required. Tickets are nonrefundable and permissible changes incur a $100 change fee and any applicable fare difference. Sample price does not include federal excise taxes of $3.30 per segment ($6.60 per itinerary), Passenger Facility Charges of up to $9.00 per passenger, and the September 11th Security Fee of $2.50 per segment ($5 per itinerary. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights. Blackout dates apply. Fares shown are valid for purchases made at Tickets purchased through US Airways telephone reservations are $5 higher. Tickets purchased at US Airways airports or city ticket offices are $10 higher.

   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 (LCCG)

   Star Alliance 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.

Source - US Airways