US AIRWAYS TEAMS UP WITH WEATHER.COM TO BRING

Customers visiting US Airways’ Web site at usairways.com now can receive complete weather information from around the world directly on US Airways’ new weather page.

Current weather information, provided by The Weather Channel Web site, weather.com, can be found in the Travel Information section of US Airways’ home page. The new feature displays current weather conditions from around the world, as well as weather images on maps of the U.S., updated hourly. Other features include the ability to access localized weather information simply by entering a zip code.


“The number of people visiting usairways.com is growing at a rapid rate, and with this exciting enhancement to our Web site, we have expanded the array of services that we offer to our online customers,” said B. Ben Baldanza, US Airways senior vice president of marketing. “With this single-source link to weather.com, we can provide our customers up-to-date information about the weather systems that may affect their flights, bringing greater control and enjoyment to the overall travel experience.”


“weather.com is pleased to work with US Airways to provide its customers with quick access to timely weather information before they travel for leisure or business,” said Todd Walrath, chief operating officer of weather.com. “Joining forces with a premier airline like US Airways will further enhance our position as the preferred provider of reliable weather news to online customers around the world.”


US Airways’ weather page also offers the ability to quickly link customers to weather conditions at major destinations on US Airways’ extensive route network, such as Boston, Charlotte, N.C., New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Tampa and Washington, D.C. Additionally, the weather page provides weather information not only by city, but area, and region, including national and international updates.

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As an added feature, customers also can access their flight arrival and departure information on the weather page simply by typing in their flight number and date of travel.


The Weather Channel Web site, weather.com, is the world’s leading source of weather on the Web, and one of the fastest growing sites on the Internet. As the premier all-weather site, weather.com offers comprehensive forecasts and weather-related information for more than 77,000 locations worldwide and features content highlighting the impact of weather on everyday life, including sports, travel and health. weather.com averages more than 130 million page views per month and is consistently ranked the top single-content news site by Media Metrix. Marketing and distribution relationships include America Online and AOL.COM, Netscape, CompuServe, AOL’s Digital City, Go2Net, InfoSpace, ZDNet, ESPN.com, iWon and ABCNews.com.


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