US AIRWAYS BRINGS BARBADOS TO PHILLY FOUR TIMES A WEEK BEGINNING THIS FALL
PHILADELPHIA, Jul 10, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- US Airways (NYSE:LCC) customers will have more access to beautiful Caribbean beaches this fall and winter as the airline adds more nonstop flights to Barbados from its Philadelphia hub. US Airways will fly to Barbados four days a week starting Oct. 1, and then offer daily service for the winter season beginning Dec. 19. With this new service, US Airways will offer customers an average of 109 weekly nonstop flights to 14 Caribbean destinations from Philadelphia International Airport during the peak Caribbean travel season.
Senior Vice President, East Coast, International and Cargo Operations Suzanne Boda said, "Barbados is a wonderful Caribbean destination, and we're thrilled to expand our selection to it from our hub and international gateway in Philadelphia. These offerings will allow for great connections at Philadelphia, and will be a fitting addition to existing Barbados service from our largest hub in Charlotte, N.C."
"We are very excited to once again have increased US Airways service from Philadelphia to Barbados," said David Rice, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados Tourism Authority. "We're looking forward to bringing more visitors to Barbados from the important U.S. market."
The flying will go on sale this Sunday, July 12, and will be operated by Airbus A319 aircraft, with 12 seats in First Class and 112 in the main cabin. Customers may book their flight through US Airways' Web site at usairways.com, by calling US Airways Reservations at 1-800-428-4322 or through their travel agent. Complete air and hotel vacation packages are also available through US Airways Vacations at www.usairwaysvacations.com. The schedule will be:
Routing Flight Frequency Departure Arrival Start Date
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 more than 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 11th 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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Philadelphia US885 Tues/Thurs 9:45 a.m. 2:31 p.m.** Oct. 1, 2009
- Barbados Sat/Sun*
Barbados - US880 Tues/Thurs 3:40 p.m.** 8:57 p.m. Oct. 1, 2009
*Daily beginning Dec. 19, 2009 through April 7, 2010
**Times will show as one hour later from Nov. - Mar. as Barbados does not
observe Daylight Savings Time.
Source - PRNewswire