US Airways Exclaims Debuts Philadelphia – Tel Aviv Service
US Airways (NYSE:LCC) debuts new, daily nonstop flying to Tel Aviv from its international gateway at Philadelphia International Airport today, linking the two sister cities and bolstering travel options between Israel and the United States.
Senior Vice President, East Coast, International and Cargo Operations Suzanne Boda said, "Tel Aviv is an extremely exciting component of our trans-Atlantic portfolio and we’re pleased by the strong bookings our newest route is seeing. We look forward to offering this service and greatly appreciate the partnership of the Philadelphia Division of Aviation.”
New Airbus A330-200 aircraft with seating for 20 in Envoy—US Airways’ trans-Atlantic business class—and 238 in the main cabin will operate the year-round flying. The route will also be the longest in the US Airways system at more than 5,700 miles. Schedule detail is as follows:
Philadelphia – Tel Aviv
US796 Daily 9:15 p.m. 3:30 p.m. (next day)
Tel Aviv – Philadelphia
US797 Daily 11:15 p.m. 5:10 a.m. next day
Tel Aviv is the third of three new trans-Atlantic routes from Philadelphia in 2009. Birmingham, U.K. and Oslo, Norway offerings began in May.
US Airways was America’s number one on-time airline in 2008 among the "Big Six” hub-and-spoke airlines according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) monthly Air Travel Consumer Report. US Airways, along with US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express, operates approximately 3,200 flights per day and serves more than 200 communities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America.
The airline employs more than 33,000 aviation professionals worldwide and is a member of the Star Alliance network, which offers our customers more than 16,500 daily flights to 912 destinations in 159 countries worldwide. And for the eleventh consecutive year, the airline received a Diamond Award for maintenance training excellence from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its Charlotte, North Carolina hub line maintenance facility. For more company information, visit usairways.com. (LCCG)
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