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News Article - August 19, 2008

US AIRWAYS PLANS PHILLY-TEL AVIV SERVICE  
  US Airways Group Inc. is seeking regulatory permission to fly to Tel Aviv, Israel, from Philadelphia. The Tempe, Ariz.-based airline, which has the largest presence at Philadelphia International Airport, wants to begin daily nonstop service July 2. The route must be approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Israeli government.

   Tel Aviv would be US Airways’ 21st trans-Atlantic destination from Philadelphia. The Tel Aviv-Philadelphia flight, at more than 5,700 miles, will be the longest nonstop segment in the US Airways network. US Airways will use an A330-200 aircraft, expected to be delivered in the spring, for the flight.

   The flight will leave Philadelphia at 9:15 p.m. and arrive in Tel Aviv at 3:15 p.m. the following day. It will depart Tel Aviv at 11:50 p.m. and arrive in Philadelphia at 5:10 a.m. the next day. US Airways (NYSE:LCC) operates 3,500 flights per day and serves more than 230 cities in the United States, Canada, Europe, Caribbean and Latin America.

Source - Philadelphia Buisness Journal



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