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News Article - June 29 2006

US Airways Introduces 'Throwback VistaJet'
   TEMPE, Ariz., June 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- US Airways (NYSE: LCC) celebrates the Allegheny Airlines "VistaJet" today as the airline dedicates the third of its "throwback" aircraft at Pittsburgh International Airport and Philadelphia International Airport. Painted in famed Allegheny navy and white with the US Airways name on the fuselage, the Airbus A319 also boasts the Allegheny logo on the tail. Additionally, the aircraft registration or tail number will be changed to N745VJ, reflecting Allegheny's "VistaJet" designator.

   "The Allegheny 'throwback' plane continues our commitment of honoring and recognizing the rich heritage of the new US Airways. The 35,000 employees who make up US Airways today are all committed to building our own legacy and tradition of exceptional service," said Doug Parker, US Airways' chairman, president and CEO.

   Allegheny's roots reach back to the late 1930s when it flew as All American Aviation, utilizing mail-delivery Stinson SR-10C "Reliants," three Beechcraft 18s and one Nourdyne Norseman. In 1949, its first passenger flight (operated with a DC-3) departed Washington for Pittsburgh and four years later adopted the Allegheny Airlines name. The airline grew steadily throughout the 1960s and 70s, absorbing airlines like Lake Central and Mohawk as it expanded. After industry deregulation, Allegheny branded itself as USAir in 1979 before electing the US Airways moniker in 1996.

   US Airways will dedicate other "throwback" aircraft later this year mirroring the paint scheme of America West Airlines. Earlier this year, US Airways dedicated two other "throwback" aircraft: PSA Airlines and Piedmont Airlines. Additionally, every aircraft in the US Airways fleet honors its ancestry by bearing the Heritage symbol, appearing near the aircraft door. The Heritage symbol incorporates the classic logos of the four largest airlines that have merged over the years to create the new US Airways: Allegheny, America West, PSA and Piedmont.

   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. US Airways is a member of Star Alliance, which provides connections for our customers to 842 destinations in 152 countries worldwide. This press release and additional information on US Airways can be found at http://www.usairways.com. (LCCG)

Source - US Airways

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